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Mauritius Telecom CEO Sherry Singh Resigns; Sends Heartfelt Letter To Employees

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The breaking news from this morning is that the CEO of Mauritius Telecom, Sherry Singh, has resigned. After heading the organization for more than 7 years, Sherry Singh, today submitted his letter of resignation to the chairman of the company, Mr. Nayen Koomar Ballah.

Sherry Singh, who led Mauritius Telecom as the CEO since February 2015, was also appointed special adviser to Pravind Jugnauth from 2017 to 2021. It is to be noted that he was also appointed as one of the directors of Air Mauritius and chairman of the Transformation Committee for a year.

Just day before yesterday, on 28th of June, the former CEO of Mauritius Telecom had appeared in front of the media to announce the collaboration between Mauritius Telecom and Spotify. The collaboration would help curate a special Mauritian playlist on Spotify, which in turn would promote local artists, while at the same time provide them with a free Spotify ‘Masterclass’ sponsored by Mauritius Telecom to train them about the features of “Spotify For Artists”.

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In a heartfelt letter to his employees, the former CEO spoke about how throughout the years, with sheer hard work, Mauritius Telecom grew from a pure Telco to a Tech company. He also added that he was unable to continue his journey without compromising his values.

Here is the letter sent by Sherry Singh to his employees:

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My Dearest Colleagues,

It is with a heavy heart that I write what is going to be my last message to you as your CEO.

It has been 7 years of the most amazing times transforming our Company and Country together, for the better. We have earned the respect of our board, our clients and the population by consistently performing beyond expectations. We have shown maturity by balancing our commercial objectives with our social obligations. We have shown brilliance by being one of the most innovative companies even on the continent as recognized by the industry. We have shown our heart by standing by our country and people in the most difficult times like the lockdowns. And we have shown what can be achieved when a team plays as One!

We are today financially strong, commercially the reference, the No 1 company in terms of Innovation and Brand reputation, the No 1 in terms of infrastructure, the No 1 in terms of a “Great Place to work” and Corporate Wellness, No 1 in terms of number of International Awards from the industry and a reference in terms of our MUGA Social projects. One of my most important missions was to get the group to diversify to protect our financial health from short to mid-term shocks. Our strategy is to evolve the company from a pure Telco to now a Tech company stepping strongly in the Fintech and ICT Industries through Cloud based services. We enabled the Telecoms industry for the country and now we are going to enable the ICT industry in a meaningful way. Mauritius Telecom is now gearing up to its next level of growth.

I will unfortunately not be part of the next ride as I have submitted my resignation today. I am unable to continue without compromising my values and that is not an option for me. However, I want you to know that although I am leaving the company physically, I am not leaving you. One cannot leave those they have considered as family. I shall be by your side always.

It has been a great honour to work beside you. It has been a great honour to work for my country.

As I take leave, my blessings are with you and your families and I urge you not to forget to keep being your best always…I shall be watching.

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