U.S. Cellular announced the appointment of Laurent C. Therivel (LT) as the new CEO and President with effect from July 1 as he succeeds Kenneth R Meyers in the new role. The outgoing CEO would serve as the Senior Advisor to the CEO through the time he retires in September 2020.
Therivel Joins as the New CEO of U.S. Cellular
Therivel has worked with AT&T prior to joining US cellular where he was working as the CEO for the AT&T Mexico division leading a team of over 18 thousand employees. He has a wide experience in the industry where he served as COO of IPcelerate, which is a Voiceover IP development company. A Harvard Business School graduate and University of Texas alumni, he holds MBS from Harvard and Business Administration in marketing major from Texas University.
U.S. Cellular Chairman welcomes Laurent Therivel
LeRoy T. Carlson, Jr., The Chairman of U.S. Cellular and President and CEO of TDS
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“As a result of an orderly succession planning process and an extensive search, we are very pleased to announce LT’s appointment,”. “With his deep experience in the telecommunications industry, LT brings tremendous insight and perspective to this role. During his years at AT&T he had a variety of important assignments leading wireless and wireline operations, strategy, and finance. He is highly customer-focused which aligns well with U.S. Cellular’s mission of providing exceptional wireless experiences to our customers. I am confident LT’s leadership, experience, and collaborative style will build upon the success that U.S. Cellular has achieved under Ken Meyers’ leadership.”
Therivel expressed delight on joining U.S. Cellular
“I look forward to joining U.S. Cellular, which is in a strong position to continue providing customers with high-quality wireless service,”
Excited to join the company
“More than ever, the essential nature of our solutions has been validated over the past few months during the pandemic. I am excited to work alongside U.S. Cellular’s talented management team and with all its associates to build on the successes of its customer and community-focused strategies. I am honored to have the opportunity to contribute to U.S. Cellular’s bright future and am intensely focused on working toward long-term growth and sustainability.”