Nadir Mohammed eyed as new Rogers chief

Company founder, CEO Ted Rogers died last year

TORONTO -- Rogers Communications wireless division head Nadir Mohammed has emerged as the company's next CEO.

The Globe and Mail newspaper on Monday cited sources close to the executive hunt that indicated the announcement of Mohammed's promotion to the CEO post is imminent.

Toronto-based Rogers, Canada's largest cable and wireless operator, has been in executive search mode since the death of company founder Ted Rogers in December.

One of the few remaining obstacles to Mohammed's appointment is establishing a key management role for Edward Rogers, son of the late Ted Rogers and head of the company's cable division.