Rogers picks former Vodafone exec Guy Laurence as President and CEO

Rogers CEO Guy Laurence

Rogers has finally picked a successor to Nadir Mohamed as Rogers CEO, and that man is Guy Laurence.

The former CEO of Vodafone UK was in the cards for a while, but it has now been set in stone. Laurence is known for shaking up the places he works, electing for a more casual atmosphere.

Rogers’ board approved the move unanimously, according to a press release issued today, and Chairman Alan Horn said, “Guy is a strong, proven executive who has consistently delivered strong financial and operating results in highly complex and competitive markets. The breadth and depth of his experience in telecommunications, pay television and media are perfectly suited to Rogers and to the challenges and opportunities we see ahead.”

Laurence not only has wireless experience, but was a member of the executive team as MGM Studios before coming to Vodafone in 2000.

Mohamed and Laurence will work together to ensure a smooth transition prior to his retirement in December.