Cell C’s board has appointed Douglas Craigie Stevenson as its permanent CEO. Craigie Stevenson had been serving in act acting capacity for the past five months following the resignation of Jose Dos Santos in March.
News of his appointment comes on the same day that Cell C said it had inked a reconfigured national roaming agreement with rival MTN South Africa.
“In the past five months, Douglas and his team has led the company to improved financial stability, sound business ethics and good governance, better operational performance, and has established a path to sustainability,” said Cell C chairman Kuben Pillay in a statement.
Craigie Stevenson joined Cell C as chief operating officer in October 2017 following the recapitalisation led by its largest shareholder, JSE-listed Blue Label Telecoms.
He has 20 years of experience in the telecoms sector, having served in various senior positions across Africa, including South Africa, Malawi, Tanzania and Mozambique. “He is well versed in challenging markets and implementation at various organisational levels, with a strong focus on strategic leadership and performance,” Cell C said. — (c) 2019 NewsCentral Media