Sunday 19 November 2017

Digicel bosses eye move home as firm to open Dublin offices

DIGICEL is to open offices in Dublin, with many of the group's senior executives moving back to Ireland.

The mobile phone business is believed to be planning to open offices on Shelbourne Road in south Dublin.

The corporate base will house most of the senior management team, including chief executive Colm Delves.

Mr Delves has apparently wanted to return home for some time. Last year, he bought an eight-bedroom house in Dalkey. He has been primarily based in Jamaica for the last number of years, where Digicel opened its first market. Mr Delves has been chief executive since 2005.

Chief financial officer Lawrence Hickey and the head of investor relations Brian Devine are also expected to return to Ireland.

Digicel was set up by businessman Denis O'Brien in 2001, and he has retained control of the company.

When Digicel began its operations it was focused primarily on its Caribbean markets, but it has since expanded into some 30 markets, including Central America and the Pacific Islands.

Earlier this month, a consortium led by Digicel and including the currency trader George Soros missed out on a mobile phone licence in Burma. The central Asian country is also known as Myanmar.

Irish Independent

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