SOURCE: Digicel

August 25, 2006 08:59 ET

Digicel Appoints Kevin White as New CEO for Trinidad & Tobago

Digicel Eastern Caribbean CEO to Lead Successful Operation Into Next Stage of Growth

PORT OF SPAIN, TRINIDAD and TOBAGO -- (MARKET WIRE) -- August 25, 2006 -- Digicel Group, the fastest-growing mobile telecommunications provider in the Caribbean, today announced the appointment of Kevin White, CEO of Digicel Eastern Caribbean, as the new CEO of Digicel Trinidad & Tobago. Mr. White will lead the Digicel Trinidad & Tobago operation into the next stage of its dynamic growth.

Former Digicel Trinidad & Tobago CEO Mr. Stephen Brewer has resigned as CEO to pursue other business interests. Consumer Sales and Retail Director Yvonne Burke also resigned. Both Mr. Brewer and Ms. Burke will continue to support the strategic development of Digicel Trinidad & Tobago by remaining as consultants to the company.

Digicel launched services in Trinidad & Tobago in April, and today, Digicel Group CEO Mr. Colm Delves paid tribute to Mr. Brewer for his significant contribution in successfully launching and leading Digicel to become a major force in mobile telecommunications in Trinidad & Tobago.

"Stephen has made a major contribution to Digicel's phenomenal success to date in Trinidad & Tobago and we wish him every success in his future business career," said Colm Delves, Digicel Group CEO.

Kevin White joined Digicel in January 2002 and has been instrumental in propelling Digicel's growth in the Eastern Caribbean. He successfully grew Digicel to become a market leader in St. Lucia, St. Vincent & the Grenadines, Grenada and Barbados. In 2005, he assumed responsibility for the rollout and development of the business into Antigua, St. Kitts and Nevis, Anguilla and Dominica.

Digicel CEO Mr. Colm Delves added, "We are confident that Kevin will lead Digicel to become the number one provider of choice in Trinidad & Tobago.

"He not only has the proven track record, but he holds invaluable expertise that is necessary to continue our vision of offering high value cutting-edge telecommunications services to consumers and businesses throughout Trinidad & Tobago."

Kevin has more than 15 years experience working in Senior Commercial Management roles in the telecommunications industry in the UK and Ireland for companies such as Worldcom, Mercury Communications and Esat Telecom.

To date, Digicel has invested US$304 million (TT$1.9 billion) into the Trinidad & Tobago economy by building a state-of-the-art infrastructure to deliver best value and best quality services to the people of Trinidad & Tobago. The company has also created high levels of employment with 400 persons directly employed and another 3,000 in related activities.

In June 2006, Digicel recorded a milestone subscriber base of 2.6 million following successful launches in new markets such as Trinidad & Tobago and Haiti. Mobile customers across the region have embraced Digicel's innovative mobile technology and accessible telecommunications services.

About Digicel

Since its launch in 2001, Digicel has become the fastest-growing wireless telecommunications operator in the Caribbean. After five years, Digicel is renowned for competitive rates, unbeatable coverage, superior customer care, a wide variety of products and services, and state-of-the-art handsets. It is the largest GSM operator in the region.

By offering innovative wireless services and community support, Digicel has become a leading brand in the Caribbean and has placed the region at the cutting edge of wireless communications.

Digicel is incorporated in Bermuda and has operations in twenty markets including Anguilla, Antigua & Barbuda, Aruba, Barbados, Bermuda, Bonaire, Curacao, The Cayman Islands, Dominica, French Guiana, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Haiti, Jamaica, Martinique, St. Kitts & Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Trinidad & Tobago & Turks & Caicos. Digicel also has coverage in St. Martin and St. Barths and expects further significant growth.

The company is the lead sponsor of Caribbean sports teams including the West Indies Cricket Team, Special Olympics teams across the Caribbean and it is title sponsor of the Digicel Caribbean Football Union Cup, which involves over 30 Caribbean countries and is an important qualifier towards the CONCACAF Gold Cup.

Visit www.digicelgroup.com for more information on Digicel.

Contact Information

  • Contacts:

    Maureen Rabbitt
    Corporate Communications Manager
    Digicel
    T: +1 (876) 361-2852 (Jamaica)

    Sandra Welch Farrell
    SWF PR
    T: +1 (868) 370 7000 (Trinidad & Tobago)