Tuesday 19 September, 2017

Kerchelle Jn Charles-Hodge appointed CEO for Digicel Anguilla

Kerchelle Jn Charles-Hodge

Kerchelle Jn Charles-Hodge

Digicel on Wednesday announced the appointment of Kerchelle Jn Charles-Hodge as Chief Executive Officer for its Anguilla operations effective August 2017.

In this role, Charles-Hodge will have oversight for all operational and business excellence while adopting a digital first strategy across the business.

A St Lucian-national, Charles-Hodge brings over 11 years’ experience to the 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, Digicel said in a news release.

Following an eight-month stint as part of launch team in The British Virgin Islands, Charles-Hodge 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.

Charles-Hodge 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," Charles-Hodge said.

She takes over from outgoing CEO Ronan McGrane, who is currently transitioning into another market.

In congratulating Charles-Hodge, Vanessa Slowey, CEO for Digicel Caribbean and Central America said; “With over 25 per cent 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.”