The Board of Directors, Uganda Telecom has appointed Mr. Mark Shoebridge as the New Acting Managing Director.
Mark Shoebridge will assume the new role effective 21stMay 2015, taking over from Ali Amir who resigned in March 2015.
This decision was reached by the board members and shareholders of Uganda Telecom and his new appointment has been welcomed by staff.
“We are delighted to welcome Mr. Mark Shoebridge as the Acting Managing Director of Uganda Telecom and we thank Ali Amir for his service,” said Stephen Kaboyo, Board Chairman Uganda Telecom.
“Mark’s achievements while working as the Chief Fixed Services Officer are commendable. We are confident that his experience and expertise will be very valuable to Uganda Telecom and I look forward to working very closely with him to continue Uganda Telecom’s turnaround. The board is confident that he will bring the renewed leadership necessary to instigate required changes to take Uganda Telecom to the highest standards of quality.”
Mark Shoebridge has been the Chief Fixed Services Officer heading the fixed line and ISP divisions of the Companysince 2013.
He is a highly qualified telecommunications and IT professional with over 20 years’ experience with diverse business conglomeratesincluding Nostracom Telecomunicaciones, SDL plc, Modus Media International, R.R. Donnelley Global Turnkey Solutions and Lionbridge
Commenting on his new appointment Mr.Mark Shoebridge, Acting Managing Director of Uganda Telecom said:
“I am very delighted and humbled that the board has entrusted me with this new appointment. Having worked for the company for more than 2 years now, I am familiar with the strengths, challenges, opportunities and growth areas of the business. I would like to thank Ali Amir for the great work done is steering UTL to profitability and I look forward to continuing the repositioning of the company to one of Uganda’s Top Brands. Uganda Telecom has great potential for growth and my mandate will be to evaluate growth areas and continue the massive push for all around improvement in performanceand rapid deployment of market changing initiatives.”