About Leadership: Our BOD & Sr. Management | Digicel Group

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Board of Directors
Denis O’Brien | Chairman, Digicel Group Board of Directors
Denis O’Brien is the Chairman of the Digicel Group Board of Directors. Denis is also the patron of many charitable efforts through the Digicel Foundation.
Leslie Buckley
Vice Chairman
Leslie is a founding director of the board of directors and has been actively involved in the development of our pan-Caribbean GSM network.
Gregory Sparks
Chairman of Audit Committee and Non-Executive Director
Gregory is a founder and partner of FGS, a firm of business advisers and consultants with offices in Dublin and Belfast.
Lucy Gaffney
Non-Executive Director
Lucy was Chief Operating Officer at Esat Telecom in Ireland when it was acquired by British Telecom Group Plc in January 2000.
Sir Julian Horn-Smith
Non-Executive Director
Sir Julian was a founding member of The Vodafone Group Plc. He is considered a principal architect in the development of Vodafone’s International Strategy.
Seamus Lynch
Non-Executive Director
Seamus joined Eircom plc in 1990 in its New Enterprise Department identifying new business opportunities for the company.
Sean Corkery
Non-Executive Director
Sean is an IT and Telecoms veteran with more than 35 years of experience in the industry.
Jean-Yves Charlier
Group Chief Executive Officer
Jean-Yves Charlier was appointed as Group Chief Executive Officer for Digicel Group in January 2019 after joining the Board of Directors in September 2018 and becoming Executive Vice Chairman in December 2018. He served as the Chief Executive Officer of VEON from 2015 to 2018 and led the transformation of the US$10billion telecoms group serving 240 million customers across the world.
Kaan Terzioglu
Non-Executive Director
Kaan Terzioğlu joined the Digicel Group board after serving as Turkcell’s Chief Executive Officer from April 2015 until March 2019. While there, he led the company’s successful transformation from a telecoms provider to a digital operator, recording all-time high revenues and EBITDA at the Group level in the full year results at the end of his tenure. In 2019, the GSMA recognised him for this feat, and awarded him the Outstanding Contribution to Mobile Industry Award.
Senior Management
Oliver Coughlan
Chief Executive Officer, Caribbean & Central America
Oliver Coughlan was appointed as Chief Executive of Digicel’s operations in the Caribbean and Central America in July 2020. Prior to this, he served as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Digicel Pacific Limited. He brings more than 20 years senior management experience to the role and first joined Digicel in 2014 after leaving edotco Group, the first regional and integrated telecommunications infrastructure services company in Asia. There, he held the position of Chief Operations Officer for operations in Myanmar, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Cambodia.
David Lomas
Group Chief Financial Officer
David Lomas joined Digicel as Group Chief Financial Officer after years of international experience at the Board level in leading global FTSE 100 and private equity-owned businesses. He has worked across a wide range of sectors, including telecoms, technology, media, outsourcing and professional services. David brings strong operational expertise from both inside and outside the finance function and has initiated and managed transformational change and continuous improvement programmes in a global business environment.
Krishna Phillipps
Group Chief Technology Officer
Krishna was appointed Group Chief Technology Officer with responsibility for the entire group technology portfolio.
Aysem Ertopuz-Deobler
Group Chief Operating Officer
Aysem Ertopuz-Deobler was appointed Chief Operating Officer for Digicel Group in March 2020. Prior to joining Digicel, she worked at Turkcell for over three years, serving as Director of Strategy, Group Chief Strategist, and then Executive Vice President for Digital Services, Solutions and Partnerships. While there she facilitated the company in developing its vision, strategy and a three-year digital transformation plan, and successfully led the process, transforming Turkcell from a network provider to the world’s first digital operator.
Sjoerd Geels
Group Chief Information Officer
Sjoerd Geels joined as Digicel Group’s Chief Information Officer in January 2020. With more than 20 years of IT experience, in various managerial roles, Sjoerd has a solid performance track record and a true passion for people and information technology.
Emer Jameson
Group Chief People Officer
Emer Jameson was appointed Group Chief People Officer in September 2018 having held the position of Chief People Officer for Digicel’s Asia Pacific operations for three years from August 2015.
Tom Carson
Group Chief Business Officer
As Group Chief Business Officer, Tom Carson is responsible for business growth strategies in 31 markets across the Caribbean, Central America and Asia Pacific. Tom’s focus is on bringing solution innovation and best of breed technologies to position Digicel business as the number one business partner and digital transformation enabler across the Caribbean, Central America and Asia Pacific regions.
Aileen Corrigan
Group Chief Digital Officer
Aileen Corrigan was appointed Group Chief Digital Officer in April 2019, having worked with Digicel in various senior roles across the Group since 2008. She also serves as CEO for Trend Media Group. Aileen has a proven track record of driving digital transformation, growing market share and delivering best in class services to customers.
Serge Hoffman
Group Chief Strategy & Acceleration Officer
Serge Hoffman is Digicel’s Group Chief of Strategy & Acceleration Officer and his focus is on supporting the markets and operations in developing and implementing performance improvement programmes, leveraging world class benchmarks and methodologies and accelerating our Digital agenda. Previously, he led transformation programmes for Orange and Deutsche Telekom in Europe as well as Maxis, CSL in Asia and Vodafone-Hutchinson in Australia.
Gyorgy Zsembery
Group Chief Executive Officer, Home and Entertainment
Gyorgy leads the charge to ensure customers get the best home and entertainment experience via an enhanced content offering across all platforms coupled with the rollout of innovative new products.
Peter Lloyd
Chief Marketing Officer
Peter Lloyd was appointed Chief Marketing Officer for Digicel Group in October 2019 and had previously served as Global Director of Marketing for Digicel Group and Director of Marketing for Digicel Jamaica. Having been with the company since 2009, Peter has also held other marketing roles at an operational and strategic level across the business.