29 September 2017


Cell C appoints chief operations officer

South African operator Cell C has announced the appointment of Douglas Craigie Stevenson as its new chief operations officer, effective 26 September. Stevenson joins Cell C from Telekom Networks Malawi, where he served as CEO since October 2015.

Stevenson has held various senior positions across Africa, including South Africa, Malawi, Tanzania and Mozambique. Previous positions include MD Vodacom Business Africa Group, CFO Business Africa Group/Enterprise Business Partner Vodacom South Africa, financial director Vodacom Mozambique and commercial director and financial director at Vodacom Tanzania. Stevenson holds a Masters of Business Administration from the University of the Free State as well as a Bachelor of Accounting Science (Honours) from UNISA.

WIOCC CEO Chris Wood: one of the 100 most powerful people in global telecoms

Mauritius, 27th September 2017 – For the seventh consecutive year, Chris Wood, CEO of Africa’s carriers’ carrier WIOCC, has been named as one of the 100 most powerful people in the global telecommunications industry.

Named within the Subsea & Data Centres section of this year’s GTB Power 100, Chris was acclaimed for his inspirational leadership, for his commitment to making an enduring contribution to African communications, and for being central to the transformation of Africa’s connectivity landscape - helping drive demand for network/service improvement initiatives that are bringing the benefits of the internet to an ever-greater number of people in ever-more countries.

Chris has led WIOCC since its formation in 2008, swiftly building it into the leading supplier of seamless, end-to-end managed service solutions into, out of and within Africa. He continues to invest in enhancing the reach, quality and diversity of WIOCC’s unique network, which currently offers customers seamless direct connectivity to over 550 locations across 30 African countries, and many more countries globally, through 55,000km of terrestrial fibre and more than 60,000km of submarine cable.