KINGSTON, Jamaica--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Digicel today announced the appointment of David Lomas as Group Chief Financial Officer.
Bringing significant international experience at the Board level in leading global FTSE 100 and private equity-owned businesses across a wide range of sectors including telecoms, technology, media, outsourcing and professional services, David brings with him strong operational expertise from both inside and outside the finance function. This is coupled with a strategic perspective having led several merger and acquisition transactions and initiating and managing transformational change and continuous improvement programmes in a global business environment.
David joins Digicel from Spire Healthcare Group plc where he was Group CFO. Prior to that, he spent nine years as CFO for Elsevier (part of the RELX Plc Group) based in the Netherlands as well as a number of years with BT in the UK in a variety of senior financial, operational and commercial positions.
Commenting on his appointment, David Lomas said, “With Digicel well advanced in its global transformation programme, it’s an exciting time to be joining the company. With so many opportunities for Digicel, I am looking forward to working with the team to ensure our customers benefit from the digital future we can deliver them.”
In congratulating David on his appointment, Digicel Group Chairman, Denis O’Brien, said, “I would like to welcome David to the Digicel family. As we focus on growing Digicel for the future, David’s broad finance, commercial and operational expertise, coupled with his deep knowledge of the telecoms and technology sectors, will be instrumental in delivering our ambitions.”
Digicel Group is a total communications and entertainment provider with operations in 31 markets in the Caribbean, Central America and Asia Pacific. After 17 years of operation, total investment to date stands at over US$5 billion worldwide.
Digicel also runs a host of community-based initiatives across its markets and has set up Digicel Foundations in Haiti, Jamaica, Papua New Guinea and Trinidad and Tobago which focus on educational, cultural and social development programmes.