Back in November, amid the ongoing Rogers family drama, the company announced CEO Joe Natale was departing the company and Tony Staffieri—an Edward Rogers pick—would be replacing him in the interim.
The company said it was searching for a new CEO at the time to replace Natale. But on Monday evening, Rogers announced Staffieri was appointed President and CEO of Rogers, and to the company’s board of directors.
“The appointment of Tony as President and CEO puts Rogers in a strong position as we prepare for the closing and integration of the Shaw transaction in the first half of 2022,” said Edward Rogers, Chairman of the Board, in a statement. “This is a pivotal point in the company’s history and the Board has full confidence in Tony’s ability to lead Rogers as we move forward.”
“It is a tremendous honour to be appointed President and CEO and I am very excited for the opportunities that lie ahead for Rogers with our exceptional set of assets and strong team,” said Tony Staffieri, President and CEO, Rogers Communications. “I remain focused on driving shareholder value with improved execution and completing the Shaw transaction to create one strong organization focused on delivering exceptional customer service and the best networks in Canada.”
Martha Rogers, the sister of Edward Rogers, wasn’t too pleased when Natale departed the company back in November, citing her brother’s previous statement the former CEO would remain in his role at the company.