Cell C has appointed the former CEO of Telekom Networks Malawi, Douglas Craigie Stevenson, as its new chief operations officer (COO).

Craigie Stevenson has more than 20 years’ experience in the sector, having served in various senior positions across Africa, including South Africa, Malawi, Tanzania and Mozambique. He is well versed in planning, execution and negotiation at various organisational levels, with a strong focus on strategic leadership.

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.

Craigie 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.

“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,” says Cell C CEO, Jose dos Santos. “We are pleased to welcome such a distinguished executive to our ranks.”