Second high-profile departure from regulator after CEO Sharon White
Ofcom has announced that its chief technology officer Mansoor Hanif has stepped down from his role.
Hanif was in the role from September 2018. He joined the telecoms regulator from BT, where he was director of converged networks and innovation.
His role will be temporarily filled by group director of strategy and research Yih-Choung Teh while Ofcom searches for a permanent successor.
Hanif is moving to a role at NEOM, an eco-friendly smart city being built in Saudi Arabia, the first section of which is intended to be complete by 2025.
In a statement, Ofcom said: “We thank Mansoor for his contribution to Ofcom and wish him all the best for the future.”
Hanif’s is the second high-profile executive departure at Ofcom this year, after CEO Sharon White announced in June that she would step down at the end of November.
Ofcom group director for competition Jonathan Oxley will become interim chief executive.