Cable & Wireless Communications (C&W), which operates here as FLOW, has announced a new head of operations for Barbados and the rest of the Caribbean.
Jamaican Garfield Sinclair, the current CEO of Cable & Wireless Jamaica, will from January 1, 2017 assume overall responsibility for C&W’s operations in 15 territories across the region, including Jamaica, Trinidad and Barbados.
“I am honoured to lead our Caribbean business into the next chapter of its development. I look forward to working with our 3,300 employees across the region as we look to seize the opportunity to develop our products and services, continue the transformation of our operations, and lead the region in innovation and quality of customer experience”, said Sinclair, who has been announced as the new C&W president for the Caribbean.
It is the latest change to the hierarchy at C&W, which recently confirmed John Reid as its chief executive officer following its US$1.85 billion acquisition last year of Columbus International Inc.
“Our business is entering a new phase of its development and evolution, and I am excited about the expertise, experience and passion for customers that Garry brings to what is a critical role,” Reid in welcoming Sinclair’s appointment.
As head of the Caribbean, Sinclair will be responsible for the strategic execution, financial performance and reputation of the Caribbean business, developing the company’s growth opportunities, in particular triple-play, mobile data and fixed-mobile convergence, as well as capturing the growing demand for business-to-business services.
The telecommunications giant said Sinclair, who is a former president and chief operating officer of the investment bank Dehring Bunting & Golding, was “uniquely qualified to lead the Caribbean business given his 20 years experience in developing growth opportunities and transformation in organizations across the region”.
C&W also credited Sinclair, who has headed up its Jamaica operations for the past seven years, with “growing the mobile subscriber base from 200 thousand to almost one million customers, as well as leading the Company’s 800+ employees through the integration of the Columbus and C&W businesses to become the country’s leading converged telecoms operator.
“In addition, his range of board appointments, including financial institutions, youth empowerment and the Jamaica Football Federation demonstrates Sinclair’s leadership experience and passion for Caribbean development, qualities key to C&W’s development and growth across the Caribbean,” C&W said in a press statement issued here this morning. (PR)