Rob Mukherjee is leaving his post as Vodafone’s head of North West regional business after 12 years with the telecoms giant.

Mukherjee has played a pivotal role in the Northern Powerhouse agenda and won a string of awards including Best Male Mentor in 2017 and Northern Power Women Agent of Change in 2018. 

He's also appeared in the Financial Times Empower Top 100 Ethnic Minority Executive List in May 2018.

He leaves at the end of next month after a review of the company's regional business unit but friends of Mukherjee have told BusinessCloud it’s completely amicable and he's looking forward to the next chapter of his life.

A Vodafone spokesperson praised Mukherjee's contribution.

"We have made some changes to our regional business unit to ensure we serve the needs of our customers across the UK in the best possible way," they said.

"As a result of these changes, Rob Mukherjee will be leaving Vodafone UK.

"We would like to thank Rob for his work in helping to establish our strong presence in the North West and offer him our best wishes for the future.

"We will continue to invest heavily in our network and services in the area, having recently chosen Manchester to become one of our main 5G and digital hubs."

During his time at Vodafone, Mukherjee has spoken on a range of subjects around diversity and inclusion, technology and digital, culture and the future.

He's also a trustee on the board of GreaterSport, a charity devoted to changing lives through physical activity and sport.