William Morrow, the top executive in Japan for British mobile phone giant Vodafone Group PLC, will become president of Japan Telecom Co. on Dec. 21, Japan Telecom President Haruo Murakami announced Wednesday.

An extraordinary shareholders’ meeting of the nation’s third-largest telecommunications company to be held Dec. 21 is expected to approve the new management team under Morrow, a 42-year-old American currently the vice president and country manager for Japan at Vodafone.

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