Phil Lind and Jacob Glick will work together to ensure a smooth transition
TORONTO, Oct. 14, 2014 /CNW/ - Guy Laurence, Rogers President and Chief Executive Officer, today announced the appointment of Jacob Glick to the newly created position of Chief Corporate Affairs Officer.
Glick joins Rogers from Google Inc., where he has held a number of leadership positions including Head of the global Central Public Policy and Government Relations team. Prior to his current role, Glick established and led Google Canada's Public Policy and Government Relations team. Before Google, he was General Counsel, Director of Policy Development and Corporate Secretary, Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA) and a litigator with McCarthy Tétrault.
"I chose Jacob because he is a forward thinking, customer centric executive who understands technology and its impact on consumers," said Guy Laurence. "He brings extensive international experience in public policy and the fast moving industries we operate in," said Laurence. "I also think he'll fit in well with our culture and be a valuable member of the management team."
As Rogers Chief Corporate Affairs Officer, Glick will be responsible for leading one integrated Corporate Affairs team including regulatory affairs, public policy, government relations, internal and external communications, and social media. He will report to CEO Guy Laurence and be a member of the Executive team.
"There couldn't be a better time to join Rogers," said Jacob Glick. "I'm excited by Guy's vision and the clear momentum building at Rogers. It's also a time of substantial debate in Canada on the role of the industries they operate in. The decisions being made today will shape the lives of Canadians for many years to come. I believe strongly that customers should be at the heart of good public policy and I see a tremendous opportunity to better align the Rogers 3.0 goals with the government's agenda."
Glick will join Rogers on November 3, 2014. He will work with Phil Lind to ensure a smooth transition of Regulatory and Government Affairs responsibilities. Lind, who announced his plan to retire as EVP of Regulatory, will retire from Rogers on December 1 after 45 years with the company. Glick will assume the Chief Corporate Affairs Officer position on this date.
"Phil has played a central role at Rogers since he started working alongside Ted Rogers in 1969," said Laurence. "Along the way, he has skillfully advocated for Rogers on many fronts and even spearheaded the expansion of our cable business into the U.S. He is widely admired and respected across the country. On a personal note I have found his counsel and knowledge extremely useful since I joined the company and I am pleased he will remain on our Board."
In recognition of his outstanding achievements, Phil was made a member of the Order of Canada in 2001, and was inducted into the Cable Hall of Fame in the summer of 2012. Lind will remain as an advisor to the company for three years and he will work with Glick on key strategic files. He will also continue on the Rogers Board of Directors and will remain a member of the Advisory Committee of the Rogers Control Trust.
Rogers Communications is a leading diversified public Canadian communications and media company. We are Canada's largest provider of wireless communications services and one of Canada's leading providers of cable television, high-speed Internet and telephony services to consumers and businesses. Through Rogers Media, we are engaged in radio and television broadcasting, televised shopping, magazines and trade publications, sports entertainment, and digital media. 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 rogers.com.
SOURCE: Rogers Communications Inc.
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