Citizen Reporter
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28 Feb 2019
10:04 am

Cell C appoints Douglas Craigie Stevenson as interim CEO

Citizen Reporter

Craigie Stevenson replaces Jose Dos Santos, who announced his resignation this month.

Douglas Craigie Stevenson. Picture: LinkedIn

Cell C said on Thursday it was pleased to announce the appointment of Douglas Craigie Stevenson as their interim group chief executive officer of the company, effective from 1 March.

“Currently, Craigie Stevenson holds the position of chief operating officer, responsible for all operational aspects of Cell C,” said spokesperson Candice Jones. “He is a seasoned executive with more than 20 years’ experience in the telecommunications industry and is well versed in the financial, operational and technical side of the business.”

“As a board we believe he is capable of achieving the company’s objectives, strategic imperatives and long-term vision,” said Kuben Pillay, Cell C’s chairman.

Prior to joining Cell C in October 2017, Craigie Stevenson was the CEO of Telekom Networks Malawi. He has also fulfilled various senior roles in Vodacom, including group managing director of the Vodacom Business Africa Group.

He holds an honours bachelor of accounting sciences degree as well as a master of business administration.

“Douglas has a proven track record in successful planning, execution and negotiation at various organisational levels and we believe he will add tremendous value to the Cell C leadership team.”

He will hold this position until a permanent appointment is made.

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