Cell C CEO Jeffery Hedberg vehemently denied he has been approached by Telkom management, shareholders or its board over the possibility of taking up the leadership role at the fixed-line operator. Media speculation, earlier this week, linked Hedberg with a possible move to Telkom, to take over from CEO Reuben September, whose popularity has slipped in recent months. Reports suggested Hedberg, known as a turnaround specialist, could be poached by Telkom to either smooth the way for a takeover of Cell C, or to reposition the fixed-line company, which has come under increasing pressure with the liberalisation of the local telecoms market.In a statement issued this morning, Cell C executive head of corporate communications Shenanda Janse van Rensburg scuppered speculation that Hedberg was ever in talks with Telkom. She did confirm his contract will expire in November, and reports indicate he has decided not to renew it.
The former Ghanaian Minister of Communications, Dr Aggrey Ntim has joined in the board of Omatek Ghana