SOURCE: Digicel

August 22, 2005 09:41 ET

Digicel to Appoint Stephen Brewer as CEO of Trinidad & Tobago Operation

Mobile Telecommunications Expert to Lead Digicel T&T in Rapid Roll-Out of Innovative Services and Broad Coverage

PORT OF SPAIN, TRINIDAD and TOBAGO -- (MARKET WIRE) -- August 22, 2005 -- Digicel Group, the fastest growing mobile telecommunications company in the Caribbean, today announced that Mr. Stephen Brewer, a 15-year telecommunications expert, has been appointed Chief Executive Officer of Digicel Trinidad & Tobago. Mr. Brewer is expected to commence this position from November 1, 2005.

Digicel's success in June in a highly competitive spectrum auction will enable it to operate a mobile network in Trinidad & Tobago. As CEO of Digicel T&T, Brewer will be responsible for developing Digicel into the country's leading mobile telecommunications provider.

Brewer will leverage his vast experience as a leader of successful companies. His past accomplishments include preparing Eircell for sale to the Vodafone Group in one of Ireland's largest corporate deals. He became CEO of Vodafone (Ireland) and oversaw its transition from a stand-alone national company to an integral part of the Vodafone Group.

In addition, Brewer has previously held senior commercial posts with France Telecom Mobile, O2, Vodafone UK, and Cable & Wireless Caribbean.

"Stephen's proven leadership and experience in the telecommunications industry position him to successfully lead Digicel to become the number one mobile telecommunications company in Trinidad & Tobago," said Colm Delves, Digicel Group CEO.

"The conditions for our launch in Trinidad & Tobago are certainly further enhanced with the addition of Stephen. We are focused on a rapid roll-out of innovative services that will give Trinibagonians the opportunity to choose a service provider that offers added value, superior customer care, and wider coverage. This customer-centric approach has led to success and increased market share in every country we have entered. We look forward to playing an active role in the vibrant Trinidad & Tobago community and economy," added Colm Delves.

Digicel's operation in Trinidad and Tobago is backed by a team of international and local shareholders including the HCL Group, Zenith Diversified Holdings Limited and Digicel Group. Three of the company's Board members are nationals of Trinidad & Tobago including Mr. Michael A. Fifi, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of the HCL Group; Mr. Geoffrey Leid, Executive Director of the HCL Group and Mr. Paul Mouttet, President of Zenith Diversified Holdings Ltd.

ABOUT DIGICEL

Since its launch in 2001, Digicel has become the fastest growing wireless telecommunications operator in the Caribbean. In four years, Digicel has become 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.

Digicel is incorporated in Bermuda and operates in eight countries including Aruba, Barbados, Curaçao, The Cayman Islands, Grenada, Jamaica, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines with plans to launch in Trinidad & Tobago and Haiti. Digicel has entered into an agreement to acquire, subject to regulatory approval, Cingular Wireless' Bermuda and Caribbean operations that will significantly increase the size of its pan-Caribbean network to include Bermuda, Anguilla, St Kitts and Nevis, Antigua and Barbuda and Dominica. Digicel's market share in The Cayman Islands, Grenada, St. Lucia, Barbados and St. Vincent & the Grenadines, will also be strengthened as Cingular's customer base will transition to Digicel.

The company is the lead sponsor of Caribbean sports teams including the West Indies Cricket Team, Special Olympics teams across the Caribbean and 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

  • Contact:
    Maureen Rabbitt
    Digicel Group
    +1 (876) 361 2852 (Jamaica)

    Jill Wallis
    Cohn & Wolfe for Digicel
    T: +1 (212) 798 9837 (New York)