José Dos Santos is Cell C’s acting chief executive. He was previously the chief commercial officer at the third cellular operator. Dos Santos has accrued more than 20 years experience in telecoms and related industries.

Prior to joining Cell C, Dos Santos was the chief executive of Vodacom Mozambique, where his expertise helped to expand the operation during his six years at the helm.

Dos Santos is no stranger to Cell C, as he formed part of the initial team that started the company in 2001. He was the managing director of Cell C Service Provider Company, after which he was appointed as chief commercial officer in 2003.

He has been spearheading Cell C’s commercial and marketing drive.

He has been the company’s acting chief executive since November last year, a role he is playing while chief executive Alan Knott-Craig recovers from a stroke.