Stephen van Rooyen, CEO of Sky U.K. and Ireland, is stepping down after almost 17 years at the company. He will official depart the media conglomerate, which is owned by Comcast, in February.
Van Rooyen was also CCO for Sky Group.
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His team will report to Sky group CEO Dana Strong effective immediately.
“I have taken the decision that now is the right time for me to leave Sky,” said van Rooyen. “The business today has everything it needs to compete to win. We have strong leadership, led by Dana, a world-class team, and a fantastic plan. I would like to thank every one of my colleagues for the support I’ve received and the commitment they make to Sky. It has been a real privilege, and I will always be Sky’s biggest supporter.”
Strong added: “I would like to thank Stephen for his very significant contribution to Sky over the past 18 years. He has played an instrumental role in developing and building our brand, developing and launching our products, taking our U.K. business into new markets, leading our people and ensuring our customers are at the heart of everything we do. He has delivered significant growth for our company and leaves an impressive legacy of achievements. Together with all of my colleagues, we wish him well for the future.”
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