Rogers Communications finds new CEO

Nadir Mohammed upped from president, COO of wireless

TORONTO -- Nadir Mohammed has been named president and CEO of Rogers Communications, Canada's largest cable and wireless operator.

Toronto-based Rogers said late Monday that Mohammed has been promoted from president and COO of the wireless phone division to replace company founder Ted Rogers, who died in December.

Rogers chairman Alan Horn said Mohammed was the unanimous choice of the company board of directors to fill the vacant top post.

The Canadian media giant offered no word on the future of Edward Rogers, the late Ted Rogers' son, who challenged Mohammed for the CEO post and is expected to fill an alternative senior executive post.

Edward Rogers and sister Melinda are chairman and vice-chair, respectively, of a family trust that retains a controlling stake in Rogers Communications.