Edward Rogers to Become Deputy Chairman of Rogers Communications
TORONTO, Sept. 16 /CNW/ - The Board of Directors of Rogers Communications Inc. (RCI) has appointed Edward S. Rogers as Deputy Chairman. The appointment coincides with the announcement of a more streamlined organization structure for RCI focused on driving continued growth while creating a more consistent and enhanced customer experience.
"Today's appointment allows Edward to play a greater role with the Board in major strategic decisions and matters of board oversight," said Alan D. Horn, Chairman of the Board, Rogers Communications Inc. "We're very pleased Edward has taken on this expanded role at the Board and look forward to his increased contribution."
The company also announced the further integration of its cable and wireless businesses while creating a separate and focused emerging business and corporate development group. These changes will help Rogers enhance the customer experience, improve time to market, further drive innovation and deliver sector leading growth by reducing costs and improving the company's effectiveness.
"Our industry is in transition with products and networks converging, product cycles maturing and customer expectations increasing. To remain the industry leader, we need to work and operate differently," said Nadir Mohamed, President and Chief Executive Officer, Rogers Communications Inc. "These changes position us to continue to compete and win and reflect an important, continued evolution of our business."
In addition to his Board accountabilities, Edward Rogers will oversee major strategic initiatives including mergers and acquisitions as Executive Vice President of the new Emerging Business and Corporate Development group.
By further integrating the wireless and cable divisions, Rogers will create a Communications Services organization and a Network organization that enable the company to more quickly and seamlessly address customers' changing needs. The Communications organization will be led by Rob Bruce, President, Communications. The network organization will be led by Bob Berner, Executive Vice President Network and Chief Technology Officer.
"I look forward to my new role and providing oversight to the long-term strategic development of the overall business and to leading senior level industry relations," said Edward S. Rogers, Deputy Chairman, Rogers Communications Inc. "On behalf of the Board and the Rogers family, I will be working closely with Nadir and the leadership team to ensure our continued momentum and sector leading growth."
The Rogers leadership team:
Nadir Mohamed, President & Chief Executive Officer
Rob Bruce, President, Communications
Tony Viner, President & Chief Executive Officer, Rogers Media
Bill Linton, EVP Finance & Chief Financial Officer
Bob Berner, EVP Network & Chief Technology Officer
Edward Rogers, Deputy Chairman and EVP Emerging Business & Corporate
Jerry Brace, EVP IT & Chief Information Officer
Phil Lind, EVP Regulatory & Vice Chairman
David Miller, SVP Legal & General Counsel
Kevin Pennington, SVP Human Resources & Chief Human Resources Officer
Melinda Rogers, SVP Strategy & Development
Terrie Tweddle, Vice President, Corporate Communications
About the Company
We are a diversified Canadian communications and media company. We are engaged in wireless voice and data communications services through Rogers Wireless, Canada's largest wireless provider and the operator of the country's only national GSM and HSPA based network. Through Rogers Cable we are one of Canada's largest providers of cable television services as well as high-speed Internet access, telephony services and video retailing. Through Rogers 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).
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