(JAMAICA OBSERVER) – Digicel today announced the appointment of Alexander Matuschka Greiffenclau as Group Chief Executive Officer with effect from February 2018.
He will succeed Colm Delves who had signalled to the board some time ago his intention to step down from his executive role for personal and family reasons.
Delves will remain as a non-executive director of Digicel and will also provide advisory services to the group.
Under Delves’ leadership over the past 13 years, Digicel grew from US$478 million revenue in eight markets to $2.5 billion revenue across 32 markets with a ten-fold increase in profitability and subscribers, the telecoms company said in a statement.
Greiffenclau joins from VEON, a leading global provider of telecommunications services, where he has served as Group Chief Performance Officer since mid-2015. He previously served as Chief Transformation Officer at Nokia Networks, where he was credited as playing a key role in its transformation. Prior to joining Nokia, he gained extensive experience in the automotive and machining industries.
“I am very pleased to welcome Alex to lead our talented management team at a really exciting time for the business. Given his telecommunications credentials and his experience of working in dynamic and transforming sectors, he’s a natural fit for our business,” Denis O’Brien, Chairman of Digicel Group, said.
“Our enthusiastic welcome of Alex is tempered only by the fact that Colm will be stepping down from a role in which he excelled and where he led by example for more than a dozen years. Colm has led the diversification of Digicel from being purely a mobile company to a total communications and entertainment provider with major investments in Fibre-to-the-Home, Business Solutions and Digital Media. Most recently, he also successfully initiated and led Digicel’s 2030 Transformation Programme. We thank him for his enormous contribution to Digicel and we are very pleased that he has agreed to remain on board as a non-executive director.”