Cell C has this morning announced that current chief executive officer Jose Dos Santos will step down from the position effective 1st March 2019.

In a statement sent to Hypertext, Cell C reveals that Dos Santos will take up a role as a consultant offering strategic advice to chairman of Cell C’s board follow his stepping down as CEO.

“We would like to thank Jose for his tireless work over the past six years, of which five of those have been at the helm of this company. He has successfully led Cell C through some of its toughest times, and spearheaded the recapitalisation of the business. He has been a passionate and visionary leader and we know that he will apply the same vigour in his new role,” says Cell C Chairman Kuben Pillay.

The reason for Dos Santos stepping down has not been revealed.

The mobile network operator has also said that an interim CEO will be announced shortly.

“Cell C has a very experienced leadership team that will continue to execute on the company’s business plan. On behalf of the Board, management and staff, we wish Jose great success in his new role and thank him for his time as CEO,” Pillay concluded.

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