Rogers Communications Inc. has appointed Tony Staffieri permanent president and chief executive officer following an interim role which began Nov. 16.
Chairman Edward Rogers said in a press release that the appointment puts the company in a strong position as it prepares for the closing and integration of Shaw Communications Inc. in the first half of the year.
Staffieri, a former chief financial officer, replaces Joe Natale, who left the company in November amid a family feud between Rogers and his mother and two sisters, who are also board members.
A British Columbia Supreme Court judge sided with Rogers’ attempt to replace five directors who had tried to block his efforts to make changes at the company without consulting them.
“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,” Staffieri said in a news release.