Ted Rogers’ son Edward appointed as Deputy Chairman… plus Nadir Mohamed streamlines organization

rogerswirelesslogoLots of corporate quotes coming in this post. There was much speculation of who would be the successor and new leader of Rogers when Ted passed away. It was between Ted Rogers’ son Edward or Nadir Mohamed. Eventually the Board decided on Nadir Mohamed as President & Chief Executive Officer.

Today the Rogers Board of Directors has appointed Edward S. Rogers as Deputy Chairman and also given him the title of EVP of the new “Emerging Business and Corporate Development group”. His role is to oversee major strategic initiatives that includes mergers and acquisitions.

Alan D. Horn, Chairman of the Board, Rogers Communications Inc. “Today’s appointment allows Edward to play a greater role with the Board in major strategic decisions and matters of board oversight. We’re very pleased Edward has taken on this expanded role at the Board and look forward to his increased contribution.”

Edward S. Rogers, Deputy Chairman, Rogers Communications said “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. 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.”

Also, news as well with the “streamlined organization” front. They have decided to further integrate “its cable and wireless businesses and 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.”

Nadir Mohamed said “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.”

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