Alan Horn Obituary, Death – The demise of Alan Horn, a longstanding executive at Rogers Communications Inc. (RCI), who was also a family friend and member of the Board of Directors, was recently disclosed by the firm. In a statement that was released late on Monday, the Chairman of Rogers Communications, Edward Rogers, remarked that “Alan was one of the most dedicated and astute leaders I have ever dealt with.” “Over the past 30 years, he has made contributions to the company that cannot be measured, and for that, we will be grateful until the day we die.” Not only did he act as a valued advisor to the Board of Directors and a confidante to Ted, but he was also a friend and a mentor to me.
After serving as a tax consultant for Ted Rogers for more than a decade, Horn first started working for Rogers in the year 1990. Between the years 1996 and 2006, he was the Vice President of Finance and Chief Financial Officer, and between 2006 and 2017, he was the Chairman of the Board. In addition, he held the roles of Interim President and Chief Executive Officer during the months of October 2008 and March 2009, as well as between the months of October 2016 and April 2017. Horn was a member of the Advisory Committee of the Rogers Control Trust and served continuously on the company’s Board of Directors from 2006 until the power struggle in 2021 that resulted in Edward Rogers gaining control of the RCI board.
During this time, Edward Rogers gained control of the RCI board. In a press release, Rogers credited Horn with substantially strengthening the company’s balance sheet, transforming the company’s debt from junk bond status to investment grade status, bringing all of the Rogers operating companies under one public stock, initiating a dividend program, and playing an integral role in a large number of transformative acquisitions.
According to the press announcement, “He helped lay the company up for future growth and worked as a calming factor after the passing of Ted Rogers.” “Over the past three decades, Alan has been an essential cog in the success machine that is Rogers,” Rogers stated further. “He has been an essential part of the firm, and as a result of his leadership, Rogers is in a lot better position today.” His keen intellect and sound advice will be much missed.