According to a new report from The Globe and Mail, the president of Rogers’ consumer division is planning to leave the company at the end of November.
Dirk Woessner is leaving Rogers for a high-profile job back in his native Germany. Starting in January 2018, he will be the CEO of Deutsche Telekom AG’s German operation.
The news of Woessner’s departure came just weeks after CEO Joe Natale restructured several operational roles at the company. Woessner was one of the few executives that was recruited by former CEO Guy Laurence. In a statement, Rogers spokeswoman Sarah Schmidt said:
“This is a great opportunity for Dirk to return home to Germany and take on an expanded role. He has made tremendous contributions to Rogers and built a strong consumer team who know what they need to do to deliver results.”
Natale and his direct reports at Rogers continue to search for a replacement for Woessner. In the spring, Rogers parted ways with its former enterprise division leader Nitin Kawale, who was the former head of Cisco Systems Canada.