Simon Duffy has stepped down as nonexecutive chairman of Cell C after six years in the role. He is succeeded by Oger Telecom chairman Mohammed Hariri. Oger owns a controlling 75% stake in Cell C.
Hariri is also vice-chair of Oger Telecom parent Saudi Oger, where he has been involved in the company’s management for more than three decades.
He serves as chairman of Turk Telecom and sits on the boards of a number of other companies, including Arab Bank and Banques du Liban.
Duffy, who tendered his resignation from the board of Cell C, is a former executive chairman of Tradus in the UK. Prior to Tradus, he was executive vice-chairman of ntl:Telewest (now Virgin Media Group).
Duffy, who has an MA from Oxford and an MBA from Harvard, is also a former chief financial officer for Orange and former CEO of Denmark-based wireless data company End2End. He is former CEO of WorldOnline and spent eight years at music group EMI and six years at drinks group Guinness in senior roles.
He will fill an advisory role to the Cell C board and will remain a director of Oger Telecom. — (c) 2013 NewsCentral Media