Telecom's board is expected to meet today to ratify Chris Quin as its next chief executive.
Quin, currently heads Telecom's Gen-i business unit. He declined to comment.
Quin, who was educated at Saint Patricks College, Silverstream, and Victoria University, is expected to be a popular choice internally and is believed to lean in favour of a rebranding of Telecom - a decision that would ultimately need to be made by Telecom's board.
Described by his colleagues as a hands-on and dynamic leader, he toured the country fronting up to business customers following Telecom's XT outage in 2010 and last year ran the New York Marathon for charity.