TORONTO, March 30 /CNW/ - Rogers Communications Inc. (Rogers) today
announced the appointment of Nadir Mohamed, 52, as President and Chief
Executive Officer. Nadir's appointment, which is effective immediately,
follows an extensive internal and external search carried out by the Rogers'
Board of Directors following the passing of company founder, President and
Chief Executive Officer Ted Rogers.
Nadir, a communications industry veteran with more than 25 years of
experience, has served since May 2005 as President and Chief Operating Officer
of the Communications Division of Rogers, which encompasses the company's
wireless and cable communications businesses. Nadir is also a member of
Rogers' Board of Directors.
"Nadir was the unanimous choice of our Board of Directors to succeed Ted
as RCI's President and CEO," said Alan Horn, Chairman of the Board. "He is a
highly regarded, principled telecom executive who has the demonstrated ability
to build and lead strong teams and to consistently deliver strong results."
"Over the past eight years Nadir has earned the respect of our Board, our
employees and the investment community. The Board believes Nadir's skills,
experience, track record and firm understanding of the industry uniquely
position him to lead Rogers through the next chapter in its history. We all
congratulate Nadir and look forward to working with him in his expanded
Before becoming President and Chief Operating Officer of Rogers'
Communications Division, Nadir served as President and Chief Executive Officer
of Rogers Wireless. In this role, Rogers Wireless experienced 13 consecutive
quarters of double digit growth and improved free cash flow dramatically. He
also led Rogers Wireless through the Microcell acquisition which made Rogers
Wireless Canada's largest wireless carrier. Prior to joining Rogers in August
2000, Nadir held a series of increasingly senior executive assignments at what
was then B.C. Telecom in British Columbia, including helping launch that
company's successful wireless and data networking businesses. He holds a
commerce degree from the University of British Columbia and is a Chartered
"To succeed a visionary business titan like Ted Rogers and to lead a
company that has an asset mix as unique and powerful as Rogers' is a rare and
exciting opportunity," said Nadir Mohamed, President and Chief Executive
Officer, Rogers Communications Inc. "We have the brand, the technology
platforms, the financial strength, and tremendously talented employees to
continue this company's success well into the future."
"Looking forward, we will build upon this solid foundation by driving
continuous improvements to our customer experience, by improving the
efficiency of our operations through cost and capital management, and by
delivering innovations and deploying leading edge technologies to meet the
changing needs of our customers," said Mohamed. "With our strategy and asset
base both firmly set, I look forward to working together with our Board,
management and employees in leading Rogers through its next era and continuing
to create significant value for our customers and shareholders."
Rogers is a diversified Canadian communications and media company. We are
engaged in wireless voice and data communications services through Wireless,
Canada's largest wireless provider and the operator of the country's only
national GSM/HSPA based network. Through Cable, we are one of Canada's largest
providers of cable television services as well as high-speed Internet access
and telephony services. Through Media, we are engaged in radio and television
broadcasting, televised shopping, magazines and trade publications, and sports
entertainment. We are publicly traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX:
RCI.A and RCI.B) and on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: RCI). For further
information about the Rogers group of companies, please visit www.rogers.com.
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