Tuesday 23 July, 2019

Allison Cole Philbert appointed CEO of Digicel Jamaica

Allison Cole Philbert (PHOTO: Shawn Barnes)

Allison Cole Philbert (PHOTO: Shawn Barnes)

Digicel Group on Thursday announced a change of leadership for its Jamaica operations with the promotion of  Digital Programme Director Allison Cole Philbert to CEO of the organisation.

She replaces Justin Morin in the top job following Morin's decision to move on after nearly two years leading one of Digicel's major markets.

During his tenure, Morin oversaw the successful expansion of LTE services beyond Kingston and Montego Bay to other key cities through Jamaica including Falmouth, Mandeville, Negril, Ocho Rios, Portmore and Spanish Town whilst continuing to roll out the most innovative fibre to the home and fibre to the business networks.

In thanking Justin for his service, Digicel Group CEO, Jean-Yves Charlier said: “Justin has done a solid job in expanding our high speed networks throughout Jamaica, invigorating our customer relationships and laying the foundations for our journey towards becoming a digital lifestyle partner for our customers. I would like to thank him most sincerely for his contribution to building our future and wish him the very best.”

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Commenting on his decision, outgoing Digicel Jamaica CEO, Justin Morin revealed: “I am proud of what we have been able to achieve during my tenure in returning the business to growth; today, our customers in Jamaica benefit from the leading data experience, leading home and entertainment services - as well as world-class business solutions. After paving the way as the first Jamaican national to hold this position, I am now handing the baton to another fellow Jamaican to lead the team on the journey to digital and I would like to thank the Digicel family for their support, dedication and focus during my tenure.”

Having joined Digicel in February this year as Digital Programme Director for the Jamaican business, Allison Cole Philbert is appointed to the role of CEO for Digicel Jamaica effective end of July. A Jamaican national, Allison brings a wealth of technical, operational and digital expertise to the role having spent 20 years in a variety of senior positions with US carrier, Verizon. Passionate about building high performing, dynamic teams focused on driving innovation, business growth and delivering critical business results, Allison holds a BS and an MS from George Washington University and an MBA from Georgetown University McDonough School of Business.

In expressing her enthusiasm for her new role, the newly appointed CEO of Digicel Jamaica, Allison Cole Philbert, said; “As we go all in on digital, we’re all about powering and empowering our customers by giving them access to everything they want in their digital world and enabling them to live their best digital lives. I am thrilled to be given the opportunity to lead the talented and dynamic Digicel Jamaica team as we take this journey with our customers and reinvent our business for our digital future.”

Commenting on Allison’s appointment, Jean-Yves Charlier, said; “I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate Allison on her promotion to the top job as CEO for Digicel Jamaica. Allison brings a wealth of strong operational and digital experience to the role and has, in her short time with Digicel, made a hugely positive contribution to our journey to become a digital lifestyle partner for our customers. As that journey ramps up, Allison is perfectly positioned to lead our Jamaica team as we go all in on digital services.”

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