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Shuja Khan appointed new Arqiva CEO

Current CEO Paul Donovan will leave Arqiva at the end of June, but has been appointed one of the company's non-executive directors

Arqiva has announced Shuja Khan will take over as CEO of the company from Paul Donovan on 1st June.

Khan, who is currently the company’s CCO, joined Arqiva in January 2020.

Donovan has been CEO of Arqiva since April 2020. Following his departure at the end of June, he will become a non-executive director of the company.

Mike Parton, chairman of Arqiva said:  “Paul has had a significant impact on the Arqiva business during his tenure and on behalf of the board I would like to thank him for his leadership, foresight and dedication.

“I am delighted to confirm Shuja Khan’s appointment. Shuja knows Arqiva intimately having worked with the business since 2020 as chief commercial officer. He has been central to the creation of our strategy and the design and development of our current operating model, as well as evolving and strengthening the relationships with our key customers and our product portfolio.

“I congratulate Shuja on his appointment and, along with my board colleagues, look forward to working with him in his new role,” added Parton.

Speaking about his appointment, Khan said: “I’m delighted to be taking on the role of CEO at this time. Following the launch last year of Vision 2031 which sets out our long-term strategy and ambitions, it is a great time to lead Arqiva to realise its full potential. We have an exciting future which will involve new product innovation and growth while continuing to provide the outstanding customer service which we are known for. I very much look forward to working with all my colleagues building on our purpose, strengthening our culture and making Arqiva a great place to work.”