Digicel announces new team, restructuring

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Above: Digicel Group Chief Executive Officer, Alexander Matuschka. Photo courtesy Digicel.

As it enters the second year of its Digicel 2030 global transformation programme, the total communications and entertainment provider is unveiling a new Group senior management team and a leaner structure from top to bottom that will see it being right sized for future success.

Led by Digicel Group Chief Executive Officer, Alexander Matuschka, who took over the reins of the business at the start of February, the new Group senior management team comprises Group Chief Financial Officer Ray Leclercq, Group Chief People Officer Chris Severson, Group Chief Legal, Regulatory and External Affairs Officer Tristan Gilbertson and Group Chief Operations Officer Hussain Suliman. Hussain previously worked with Alexander Matuschka at Veon, formerly Vimpelcom.

And to ensure that the senior team is as close to customers as possible and to drive fast and effective decision making, Digicel’s six large markets will report directly to the Group CEO – with the remaining markets also reporting to him via a cluster structure.

With clusters comprising four to six markets of smaller size but with similar characteristics and market drivers, the cluster markets will benefit from closer proximity, guidance and support from senior management. This delayering approach is consistent with the plans announced at the launch of the Digicel 2030 global transformation programme and represents the next planned phase of the programme.

Commenting on the new structure, Digicel Group CEO, Alexander Matuschka, said; “This is the next step in our Digicel 2030 global transformation programme and is a natural evolution. There are three areas we need to focus on in order to get back to growth; put simply they are the right organisational structure, the right governance and the right culture. With these in place and working effectively, we will be successful.”

He continues; “It’s a very exciting time for us, we are at an inflection point in the business and in our industry – and having met some of the wonderful talent in our organisation, I am confident that we can deliver on our goals. This is all about building a positive future for Digicel, for our customers and for our communities.”