January 2014 is fast approaching. This is when Nadir Mohamed, President and Chief Executive Officer of Rogers, will retire. When this news broke last February, Rogers noted that they’ll organize a “committee and select a search firm to begin an international search.”
This search for the correct candidate to lead Rogers into the future is nearing its end. A report in the Globe and Mail states that Rogers has reached out to former execs from TELUS and AT&T, plus reportedly leaning towards hiring Guy Laurence, the current Chief Executive of Vodafone’s UK Operations. However, as expected, both Rogers and Laurence declined to comment on the speculation.
Apparently when Laurence took over the Vodafone UK position in 2008 he cut jobs, costs and the dress code – immediately instructing employees to wear the same clothing as its customers. In addition, upon taking the reins he also decided to “remove the barriers of offices” so that “people can spend more time doing what they’re supposed to do… As a consequence, people start to perform better.”