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Digicel welcomes Jean-Yves Charlier to the board

Friday, August 31, 2018

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Digicel Group has appointed telecoms industry veteran Jean-Yves Charlier to its board of directors.

Charlier, whose appointment takes effect September 1, will replace Michael Willner who served on the board from September 2015.

Commenting on his appointment, Charlier said: “With Digicel well advanced in its global transformation programme, it's an exciting time to be joining the board. There are many opportunities for the organisation to take advantage of now and into the future and I am looking forward to taking the journey with the team.”

Last February, Digicel announced its 2030 global transformation programme promising customers a completely new communications and entertainment experience made possible by a more agile, customer-centric application of resources and investment.

Prior to his appointment, Charlier served the telecoms industry from 2015 to 2018 as CEO of VEON, formerly Vimpelcom, and as Chairman and CEO of SFR. He was also CEO at Promethean World and COLT.

“With Jean-Yves's extensive knowledge and experience in telecoms transformation and, as we continue on our journey to being fit for the future, I am confident that Digicel will benefit enormously from his support and insight,” Group Chairman Denis O'Brien said in welcoming Charlier.

O'Brien, in thanking Willner for his contribution to Digicel, highlighted that Willner's deep knowledge and extensive track record in the cable industry was instrumental in steering the company's successful entry into the cable TV and broadband markets powered by fibre roll-out in key markets.

“I am very grateful to him for his partnership and would like to wish him well for the future,” he said.

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