Cell C appoints Alan Knott-Craig as CEO

2012-01-19 14:09

The Board of Cell C announces that it has today decided to appoint Alan Knott-Craig as the new Chief Executive Officer of Cell C.  Mr Knott Craig will join the company and the Cell C Board of Directors on 1 April 2012.

His appointment follows a comprehensive search both domestically and internationally.

Simon Duffy, the non-executive Chairman who has been interim CEO for the past 6 months, said, “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. ”

Duffy added, “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.  We are looking to him to drive and implement the company’s strategy in the next phase of its development. ”

Alan Knott Craig said, “After a break from the telecommunications industry, I am looking forward to being at the helm of Cell C. The mobile telecommunications sector is a highly innovative and disruptive industry, and I am excited about the challenge of making Cell C a more effective competitor to the dominant players. The company has benefited from considerable investment in the past few years, particularly in its network but also in many other areas of the business, and I am confident that I will be able to build on that investment to accelerate the company’s growth. ’’

  • Heini - 2012-01-19 14:58

    They speak like we know these guys. Alan not Craig?? Who is Allen? and why didnt Craig get the position?

  • sandile.madiba - 2012-01-19 15:46

    He was at Vodacom

  • Johan - 2012-01-19 16:04

    So you've fired the guy in the TV advert ?

  • malan.jacobs - 2012-01-19 16:07

    He amongst other acquired MXit recently for R500 million and MD at IBurst.

      DraganTrenk - 2012-01-19 17:57

      That is a son of the ACK,not a man himself.

      Paul - 2012-01-22 01:26

      Same difference. Alan Jnr always served as a front for his dad's interests.

  • cobus.potgieter1 - 2012-01-19 16:08

    So much for credibility - check out his vehement denial of this and questioning the media re their motives, just yesterday! Somewhere on mybroadband and/or itweb...

  • Mpho - 2012-01-19 17:14

    Unbelievable! not HIM again......I'm sure there are capable people in this country who can do this job well. Anyway????

      DraganTrenk - 2012-01-19 17:56

      Mpho-ACK just finished sunbed sessions and is,though,BEE candidate 70%.

  • E - 2012-01-19 18:30

    Alan was the founder of Vodacom. His son has the same name and was at Iburst and now Mxit.

      Paul - 2012-01-22 01:24

      Actually Alan is not the founder of Vodacom. The founders were Venfin, Telkom and vodafone. Alan was a Telkom's blue eyed boytjie.

  • Ziyaad - 2012-01-19 19:01

    awesome its about time Cell C got some proper talent in. Things are gona change for the better

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