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19 Jan 2012 10:54
Former Vodacom Group chief executive Alan Knott-Craig has been named as the new CEO of Cell C, according to a report in TechCentral.
Cell C issued a statement on Thursday saying Knott-Craig would be replacing Lars Reichelt, who resigned in 2011, on April 1 2012.
Simon Duffy, non-executive chairperson and interim CEO, said in the statement: “Alan is one of the most capable and experienced leaders in the industry and I am confident that his appointment will significantly enhance Cell C’s ability to provide an excellent service to its customers and to compete even more effectively for their business.
Cell C has carved out a strong position as an innovative alternative in the industry and, having made considerable progress over the past few years, is strategically well-positioned for growth.”
“The directors and I are delighted that Alan has accepted our offer and we look forward to supporting him as he brings his considerable knowledge and expertise, as well as his experience as a manager and a leader, to Cell C,” he added.
Knott-Craig said through the statement: “After a break from the telecommunications industry, I am looking forward to being at the helm of Cell C.
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