Chief Executive Officer, Caribbean and Central America
As Chief Executive Officer for Digicel Caribbean and Central America, Vanessa is responsible for delivering Digicel’s unique brand of best value, best service and best network across Digicel’s current 26 operational markets.
Before being promoted to her current role in September 2016, Vanessa enjoyed an incredible career in Digicel since joining in 2003 and has a proven track record in several senior roles across multiple markets in the Caribbean including - Haiti, Trinidad & Tobago, Barbados, the Cayman Islands and Anguilla.
Vanessa was the founding CEO of Digicel Pacific in July 2006 and introduced Digicel to 6 new countries in the South Pacific region, namely Papua New Guinea, Fiji, Samoa, Vanuatu, Tonga and Nauru. Vanessa is a member of Digicel Pacific’s Board of Directors. During her time as CEO of Digicel Pacific, Vanessa was also responsible for the creation of Digicel's ground-breaking tower business in Myanmar, which was sold for US$221m in December 2015.
Prior to joining Digicel, Vanessa had over 15 years senior management experience and worked with companies including the Caudwell Group, one of the largest mobile phone distributers in the world, Eircell (now Vodafone), Eircom, the national landline operator in Ireland and Butler’s Chocolates, Ireland’s favourite luxury chocolatier.
She was educated at the Irish Management Institution, the Dublin Institute of Technology, University College Dublin and Harvard Business School.