UPDATED. The Belgian government has announced that Dominique Leroy will be the new CEO of Belgacom.
Belgacom will officially announce the appointment of Leroy this afternoon, Thursday, January 9 at 5pm at the Belgacom HQ in Brussels,.
Leroy has worked at Belgacom since 2011, starting first as consumer sales executive and joining the management team as head of the consumer activities in June 2012.
Headhunters Russels Reynolds drafted a list of possible candidates with Leroy on top. Other people on the short list included Jean-Paul Philippot (head of public broadcaster RTBf) and Donat Rétif (CEO Truvo).
If appointed, Leroy succeeds CFO Ray Stewart, who has served as interim CEO since Didier Bellens was dismissed in November.
(NOTE – Update reflects the official confirmation of the appointment of Leroy as new CEO Belgacom)