Andre Ittmann who is the chief operations officer for Cell C is reportedly leaving the mobile network operator.
A source with knowledge of the matter told MyBroadband that Ittmann is set to depart by the end of July. He has already been removed from the “Leadership” page on Cell C’s website.
Ittmann is a qualified charted accountant with a 20-year career in finance and telecommunications and he used to serve as the chief executive officer of Cartrack South Africa and chief financial officer of Vivacom Group.
Prior to this position, Andre held various senior leadership roles at Vodacom Mozambique, Lesotho and South Africa, including the position of chief financial officer at Vodacom Lesotho.
Ittmann would be the latest in a series of executive changes at the struggling company.
Former Cell C CFO Zaf Mahomed resigned last year as the company’s recapitalisation deal was nearing finalisation. The deal’s completion had been delayed several times by that point due to governance technicalities.
A statement that Cell C has provided revealed that Andre Ittmann, initially resigned from Cell C with effect from 30 April 2023 but he had been serving a 3-month notice period.
“Andre played a key role in the implementation of the company’s turnaround strategy and new operating model and was particularly instrumental in driving the delivery of operational efficiencies across the business. With this completed Andre decided that it was the right time for him to pursue other opportunities. There will not be an acting COO position and management will decide on the role in due course, in line with its mandate to drive growth and profitability.” – the statement read.