Simon Duffy, former president and CEO of ntl Incorporated, one of the UK’s largest communication and entertainment companies, has been appointed chairman of Cell C.

Duffy takes over with immediate effect from Talaat Laham who has been reassigned within the Oger Telecom group.
Duffy is currently a non-executive director of Oger Telecom Ltd and Amteus plc, and is chairman of iMedia Holdings Ltd and QXLRicardo plc. He is also an advisor on the Board of MOBO (Music of Black Origin).
"I look forward to working with my board colleagues in carrying on the mission of Cell C in providing clever, simple and affordable mobile services to its customers while contributing to the development of the communities in South Africa."
His predecessor, Laham is credited with turning South Africa's third mobile operator around and it recently posted its first positive annual EBITDA results of R442-million on 2005 revenues of R5.5-billion.
Cell C currently has nearly 3-million subscribers.
Laham will also relinquish his position as the Chairman of Virgin Mobile South Africa.