• Ofcom chief technology officer Mansoor Hanif has stepped down from his role
  • Hanif to take on new role at NEOM in the Middle East next year
  • Yih-Choung Teh to act as Ofcom’s lead Technology Group until replacement is appointed

Mansoor Hanif

Mansoor Hanif

In a second-high profile executive departure, Ofcom has confirmed its chief technology officer Mansoor Hanif has stepped down from his role.

Hanif joined the UK telecoms regulator Ofcom in 2018 to oversee the work of the Technology Group.

The news is an unexpected announcement from the regulator. He follows Ofcom chief executive Sharon White who is due to leave the regulator to become chair o the John Lewis Partnership.

In a statement, Ofcom said: “We thank Mansoor for his contribution to Ofcom and wish him all the best for the future.”

Yih-Choung Teh, group director of strategy and research, will lead Ofcom’s Technology Group until a replacement is recruited.

Hanif will take up a new role at NEOM, a new eco-friendly smart city project in the Middle East, next year.

Earlier this year, former chief executive Sharon White challenged the industry over its efforts to boost diversity, claiming the UK media sector is “not shifting quickly enough”.

Ofcom continues to recruit to replace White who left the company earlier this year.

IBC365 reported Jonathan Oxley was named as interim chief executive.