KERCHELLE JN CHARLES-HODGE APPOINTED AS CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER FOR DIGICEL ANGUILLA
Wednesday August 30, 2017 – Kingston, Jamaica: Digicel today announced the appointment of Kerchelle Jn Charles-Hodge as Chief Executive Officer for its Anguilla operations effective August 2017. In this role, Kerchelle will have oversight for all operational and business excellence while adopting a digital first strategy across the business.
A St. Lucian-national, Kerchelle brings over eleven years’ experience to this role having joined Digicel in 2006 as a Marketing Executive for Digicel St. Lucia. Since then, her drive, passion and dedication have propelled her growth from an entry level position to CEO in just over a decade. Following an eight-month stint as part of launch team in The British Virgin Islands, Kerchelle was promoted to Marketing Manager in St. Lucia where she honed her skills for the next seven years. During this time, she also seconded in St. Kitts and Nevis as Head of Marketing and provided commercial support for the launch of 4G in Anguilla. In March 2014, she returned to Anguilla as Head of Commercial and played an integral role in the successful merger of Caribbean Cable Communications (CCC) with Digicel.
Kerchelle commented; “I am excited about this next phase of my journey with Digicel, especially as we continue our transition into a complete communications and entertainment provider in Anguilla. Across all our platforms - whether its digital, entertainment, business or mobile – our customers expect seamless connectivity and the best possible experience and I’m looking forward to continue working with the team to listen to our customers and deliver on our commitment to them. I am also enthusiastic about our continued capital investments in the mobile and broadband networks which will not only ensure that Anguilla remains as the preferred destination for business and leisure visitors, but an opportunity to embrace and bring the new data revolution to all Anguillans.
Kerchelle takes over from outgoing CEO Ronan McGrane, who is currently transitioning into another market.
In congratulating Kerchelle, Vanessa Slowey, CEO for Digicel Caribbean and Central America said; “With over twenty five percent of our CEOs across the region being females, I’m delighted to be welcoming Kerchelle to the growing list. Kerchelle’s growth has been remarkable to watch over the years and given her track record, I have no doubt that she will take our Anguilla operations to the next level ensuring the best communications experience to all our customers.”
About Digicel Group
Digicel Group is a total communications and entertainment provider with operations in 31 markets throughout the Caribbean, Central America and Asia Pacific. Digicel also runs a host of community-based initiatives across its markets, including Digicel Foundations in Haiti, Jamaica, Papua New Guinea and Trinidad and Tobago which focus on educational, cultural and social development programs.
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