More leadership changes in the world of Canadian telecommunications providers.
It’s after the surprising headline Monday morning that Rogers President and CEO Guy Laurence – who came over from the UK and Vodafone almost three years ago – will be stepping down, effective immediately.
We’re still waiting for the reasons why.
Laurence, who was with Rogers for just under three years, and took over from Nadir Mohammed, was the first CEO to succeed founder Ted Rogers.
Certainly, his tenure hasn’t been without blemishes like the struggle we’re seeing with the transition of the Rogers-NHL deal to attract ratings, but wireless has seen growth under his leadership, so performance doesn’t explain everything.
To make it a small world, his role will eventually be assumed by Joe Natale – and that name should sound familiar – as he was brought into Telus to take the role of president and CEO from Darren Enwistle, only to hand that position back to him around a year later.