Digicel Appoints German Businessman Group CEO

Businessman Denis O’Brien’s telecoms group Digicel has appointed a new group chief executive – German businessman, Alexander Greiffenclau.

He replaces Colm Delves, who had signalled to the board his intention to step down from the role some time ago.

Mr Delves had been CEO at the group for the last 13 years, during which time the company grew from 478-million revenues in eight markets to 2.5-billion revenues across 32 markets.

The company also saw a ten-fold increase in profitability and subscribers.

Mr. Greiffenclau joins Digicel from the Dutch-based VEON, a global provider of telecommunications services, where he’s served as Group Chief Performance Officer since the middle of 2015.

He’d previously worked at Nokia Networks.

Digicel Chairman, Denis O’Brien, says the incoming CEO’s telecommunications credentials and experience of working in dynamic and transforming sectors, means he’s “a natural fit” for the business.