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Ex-BT Man Mansoor Hanif Exits as Ofcom’s Chief Tech Officer

Thursday, November 21st, 2019 (1:52 pm) - Score 834

The UK telecoms regulator, Ofcom, has today announced that its Chief Technology Officer (CTO), Mansoor Hanif (former BT director), is to leave after only joining the organisation last year (here). The regulator’s Group Director of Strategy and Research, Yih-Choung Teh, will hold his position until a replacement is found.

The somewhat sudden announcement comes while Ofcom continues the process of trying to appoint a permanent replacement for their former CEO, Sharon White, who has now left the regulator’s helm (here) for a more lucrative £1m a year position at John Lewis (NOTE: Sharon White took home £459,623 last year while at the regulator).

A new CEO is expected to be confirmed after the 2019 General Election, although most reports seem to predict that UK civil servant Melanie Dawes will get the top job. She is currently acting as the Permanent Secretary for the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government.

Meanwhile Mansoor Hanif will next year take up a new role at NEOM, a new eco-friendly smart city in the Middle East. “We thank Mansoor for his contribution to Ofcom and wish him all the best for the future,” said Ofcom.

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