In a major corporate restructuring, Canada’s number two telephone company Telus Corp., announced on Thursday that its merging Telus Mobility with Telus Communications, the wireless and wireline divisions respectively.
The merger will see a lot of changes in the management, notably Hugues St-Pierre will retire as President of Telus Quebec after 31 years of service with the company, also, there will be no CEO for Telus Mobility. The company in a press release said that the change “is consistent with a national growth strategy that differentiates Telus from its competitors”. Further the release added that it “positions Telus to leverage the ongoing convergence between wireless and wireline technology and Telus’ continual focus on operational efficiency and effectiveness.”
The outgoing CEO of Telus Mobility, Entwistle said that Telus is “focused on being one team, united behind one strategy and defined by one brand”. He also applauded the contributions made by Hugues St-Pierre in Telus success story over the years.
On the crucial issue of Telus Mobility left without any man at the helm, Entwistle said: “I am currently in discussions with Wade Oosterman, executive vice-president and chief marketing officer, about future opportunities related to Telus.”