South African telecommunications company, Cell C, announced on Tuesday 26 September 2017 that the company has appointed Douglas Craigie Stevenson as its new Chief Operations Officer (COO).
Stevenson joins Cell C from Telekom Networks Malawi, where he served as Chief Executive Officer since October 2015.
Stevenson is a telecommunications executive with more than 20 years’ experience in the sector, having served in various senior positions across Africa, including South Africa, Malawi, Tanzania and Mozambique. These previous positions include Managing Director: Vodacom Business Africa Group, Chief Financial Officer: Business Africa Group/Enterprise Business Partner Vodacom South Africa, Financial Director: Vodacom Mozambique and Commercial Director and Financial Director at Vodacom Tanzania.
According to Cell C, their new COO is well versed in planning, execution and negotiation at various organisational levels, with a strong focus on strategic leadership.
“Douglas has played a pivotal role in all the businesses he has worked in before and I am confident his vast experience in this sector will stand him in good stead at Cell C. We are pleased to welcome such a distinguished executive to our ranks,” said Cell C CEO Jose Dos Santos while speaking on the appointment.
“Cell C is an extremely dynamic business and I look forward to putting my skills to work at a company that has been at the forefront of innovation for the past couple of years,” concluded Stevenson.