Rogers Communications, Canada's biggest cable and wireless provider, on Monday announced the appointment of Nadir Mohamed as president and CEO.
Mohamed's appointment, which is effective immediately, comes after the death in December 2008 of Ted Rogers, the company's founder, president and CEO. Analysts had identified Mohamed as the front-runner to assume the CEO role.
Mohamed (left), 52, has served since May 2005 as president and chief operating officer of the Rogers' Communications Division, which encompasses the company's wireless and cable communications businesses. Prior to that, he served as president and CEO of Rogers Wireless, where he oversaw the acquisition of Microcell to make Rogers Wireless Canada's largest wireless carrier.
"Nadir was the unanimous choice of our board of directors to succeed Ted as RCI's president and CEO," Rogers chairman Alan Horn said in a statement. "He is a highly regarded, principled telecom executive who has the demonstrated ability to build and lead strong teams and to consistently deliver strong results."
Prior to joining Rogers in August 2000, Mohamed held senior executive positions at what was then B.C. Telecom in British Columbia, where he helped launch that company's wireless and data networking businesses.
"To succeed a visionary business titan like Ted Rogers and to lead a company that has an asset mix as unique and powerful as Rogers' is a rare and exciting opportunity," Mohamed said in a statement. "We have the brand, the technology platforms, the financial strength, and tremendously talented employees to continue this company's success well into the future."