Vivendi’s control over Telecom Italia has increased after another of its executives took on a senior role at the company.

Amos Genish has become General Manager for Operations at commercial brand TIM, which is based in Rome.

Genish, who has also been CEO of Telefónica’s Brazilian opco Vivo, joined Vivendi as Chief Convergence Officer in January, overseeing the bringing together of its content, platforms and distribution arms.

Arnaud de Puyfontaine, Chairman of TIM, said: “Amos is a confirmed leader in global telecommunications, contributing to creating value.

“He has a proven track record across different cultures and geographies. I’m confident that he will adapt very quickly to the Italian environment, as he did in Brazil.”

The move increases Vivendi’s control of Telecom Italia. It is the main shareholder in the telco and holds a 24 percent stake.

In May, it added its CEO, CFO and General Counsel to TIM’s Board of Directors, meaning its representatives now outnumber those of the operator.

In June, Arnaud de Puyfontaine, Vivendi CEO, became Chairman of TIM.

Last week, TIM CEO Flavio Cattaneo left the company despite overseeing improvements in the company’s financials, reportedly after clashing with the French company. Telecom Italia saw sales of €9.77 billion for the first half of 2017, up 3.2 percent organically.

TIM has not announced any plans to appoint a successor.

Cattaneo’s predecessor was also rumoured to have fallen out with Vivendi when he quit in March 2016.

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