Confirming recent rumors, Guy Laurence, the chief executive of Vodafone’s UK network, is to take the top job at Canada’s Rogers Communication.
Laurence will take the CEO job at Rogers in early December, when current chief executive Nadir Mohamed steps down as he announced earlier this year. Vodafone said on Thursday that he will be replaced by Vodafone UK’s current enterprise director, Jeroen Hoencamp, who will report to regional CEO Philipp Humm.
According to Rogers chairman Alan Horn:
“The board unanimously chose Guy as the best leader to succeed Nadir and to take the company forward. 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 has been at Vodafone since 2000 – he was CEO of Vodafone Netherlands between 2005-2008, after which he became CEO at Vodafone UK. Prior to being with the British telecoms giant, he was in the media business, working at companies such as MGM Studios.