Fay Arjomandi joined Vodafone as the Head of US Group R&D in January 2011. Bringing an extensive wealth of expertise as an extraordinary entrepreneur to Vodafone’s new heart of innovation, Fay successfully launched Vodafone xone in Silicon Valley in September 2011, which became the global incubation center of Vodafone Group. Fay spearheads partnership work with emerging and disruptive technologies to enable start-up companies to develop, test and prepare for commercial deployment in global markets. Additionally, her role expands on leading Vodafone Ventures, the strategic corporate venture capital arm of Vodafone Group. Fay’s broad range of role also includes being the President of Vodafone Americas Foundation, an outreach program whose mission is to mobilize communities to resolve shared problems and to enable mobile technology to advance social change.
In addition to exceptional leadership and impeccable integrity, Fay sharpens the saw with her specialization in wireless communications, software applications and protocol development Prior to Vodafone, Fay was the co-founder and CEO of three technology start-ups that built location-based services, quality of service, and multimedia content distribution platforms used by mobile operators globally. As a pragmatic technology innovator, Fay has authored 12 patents. In 2006, Fay received the distinguished Business In Vancouver’s “Top 40 Under 40” award presented to those who are under the age of 40 and are exceptional outstanding leaders in their chosen fields shaping the country's future. In 2007, she was the Canadian technology and innovation representative to the White House.
Fay holds a Bachelor of Applied Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Concordia University.