Cell C has appointed Douglas Craigie Stevenson as interim group chief executive officer of the company, effective 1 March 2019.
Craigie Stevenson replaces Jose Dos Santos, who announced his resignation as CEO in February 2019.
Currently, Craigie Stevenson holds the position of chief operating officer, responsible for all operational aspects of Cell C.
The operator says 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," says Kuben Pillay, chairman of the Cell C board.
Prior to joining Cell C in October 2017, Craigie Stevenson was 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 a 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," says Pillay.
Craigie Stevenson will hold this position until a permanent appointment is made in due course.