Sinclair takes charge of C&W’s Caribbean operations

 Cable & Wireless Communications (C&W), which operates here as FLOW, has announced a new head of operations for Barbados and the rest of the Caribbean.

Jamaican Garfield Sinclair, the current CEO of Cable & Wireless Jamaica, will from January 1, 2017 assume overall responsibility for C&W’s operations in 15 territories across the region, including Jamaica, Trinidad and Barbados.

Garfield Sinclair

“I am honoured to lead our Caribbean business into the next chapter of its development. I look forward to working with our 3,300 employees across the region as we look to seize the opportunity to develop our products and services, continue the transformation of our operations, and lead the region in innovation and quality of customer experience”, said Sinclair, who has been announced as the new C&W president for the Caribbean.

It is the latest change to the hierarchy at C&W, which recently confirmed John Reid as its chief executive officer following its US$1.85 billion acquisition last year of Columbus International Inc.

“Our business is entering a new phase of its development and evolution, and I am excited about the expertise, experience and passion for customers that Garry brings to what is a critical role,” Reid in welcoming Sinclair’s appointment.

As head of the Caribbean, Sinclair will be responsible for the strategic execution, financial performance and reputation of the Caribbean business, developing the company’s growth opportunities, in particular triple-play, mobile data and fixed-mobile convergence, as well as capturing the growing demand for business-to-business services.

The telecommunications giant said Sinclair, who is a former president and chief operating officer of the investment bank Dehring Bunting & Golding, was “uniquely qualified to lead the Caribbean business given his 20 years experience in developing growth opportunities and transformation in organizations across the region”.

C&W also credited Sinclair, who has headed up its Jamaica operations for the past seven years, with “growing the mobile subscriber base from 200 thousand to almost one million customers, as well as leading the Company’s 800+ employees through the integration of the Columbus and C&W businesses to become the country’s leading converged telecoms operator.

“In addition, his range of board appointments, including financial institutions, youth empowerment and the Jamaica Football Federation demonstrates Sinclair’s leadership experience and passion for Caribbean development, qualities key to C&W’s development and growth across the Caribbean,” C&W said in a press statement issued here this morning. (PR)



8 Responses to Sinclair takes charge of C&W’s Caribbean operations

  1. Peter December 17, 2016 at 9:46 am

    May I politely ask what has become of the decision to re-establish a contact/call center in Barbados? Was that just talk or a quick patch? Barbadians need to be better respected.

  2. jrsmith December 17, 2016 at 11:07 am

    Barbados is there for the taking but not by bajans, we are all being played, by the corporates….plus our politicians is there to support the foreigners….

  3. Jennifer December 17, 2016 at 1:43 pm

    @jrsmith – you sound like a stick record. i thought we had freedom fighters. Not sure who are the foreigners you mean. This so called Jamaican guy is of the same people as so called Bajan.

  4. jrsmith December 17, 2016 at 2:57 pm

    The corporates…….

  5. Jennifer December 17, 2016 at 3:16 pm

    @jrsmith – ok. I am afraid this will continue to the end. Its all part of the set up.

  6. Tony Webster December 17, 2016 at 7:50 pm

    I wud like de P.R. Job at Flow/ Columbus/ Cable & Witless, and I promise to write-up some real purty stuff….” With passion”

  7. Jennifer December 17, 2016 at 10:27 pm

    Funny enough the company trade route is the same that the so called Columbus aka (Jewish Christopher Cologne) took. How Ironic.

  8. Jay Harper December 18, 2016 at 8:34 am

    Peter, no call centre for Barbados. It is done cheaper elsewhere. It’s all about the money. The cost of doing business in Barbados is high and that is the sole reason why we don’t have a C&W call centre.


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