Haiti: Digicel Haiti Appoints New CEO
- Wednesday, January 25, 2012 5:59 PM
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (defend.ht) - Digicel, Haiti's largest telecommunications company, replaced CEO Maarten Boute on Wednesday so that he may spend more time with his family according to company spokeswoman, Antonia Graham.
Haiti's largest tax payer has brought in Damian Blackburn to be the new CEO in Haiti. Maarten Boute leaves the post after 3 years.
Blackburn, recently CEO for Digicel Honduras, has more than 14 years of experience in the telecommunications industry. He will oversee operations for the company's largest market, Haiti, which accounts for about a quarter of its 11.1 million subscribers.
Damian Blackburn comments; âI am very excited about my new role. Haiti is full of opportunities and I am looking forward to continuing to build the business there and delivering new innovations, great service and great value to our customers. I am also deeply committed to continuing to support our communities as we do all we can to help Haiti to a brighter future.â
Digicel Group CEO, Colm Delves, comments; âWe are delighted to have Damian accept the role of CEO of Digicel Haiti and Group Director of Special Projects. Given his excellent track record across multiple Digicel operations and his energy, commitment and focus, we are confident he will ensure that our Haiti business goes from strength to strength.â
âI would also like to take this opportunity to express my heartfelt thanks to Maarten for three great years with Digicel and to wish him and his growing family all the very best. Maarten will always be a member of the Digicel family and we are pleased to confirm that we anticipate Maarten will have an ongoing role going forward.â
On January 5th, Haiti's second largest carrier Voila, also saw its CEO, Robin Padberg resign.
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