GUY | Jun 5, 2023

Digicel Guyana appoints new CEO

/ Our Today

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Deonarine Gopaul, newly appointed chief executive of Digicel Guyana.

Digicel Guyana is announcing the appointment of Deonarine Gopaul as its new chief executive officer, replacing Gregory Dean.

However, Dean will still remain with the company having been retained as an advisor. Gopaul brings with him to Digicel his extensive experience in the telecom industry, most recently serving as CEO of Digicel Suriname, which he will continue to serve.

Commenting on his appointment, Gopaul remarked, “I am excited to be involved with the delivery of our ambitious plans for the Guyanese market and to lead this team of highly talented and experienced professionals.”  His appointment takes effect tomorrow June 7.

Gopaul, who is Guyanese, made his initial entry into telecoms with Celstar and the early part of the transition to Digicel in 2007. Since then he has worked for Digicel markets in senior roles in Aruba, Bonaire, Curacao and Suriname. He was appointed the Chief Executive role in Suriname in 2018. 

New phase in Digicel Guyana

In his new role, Gopaul will lead the development of Digicel Guyana’s comprehensive long-term vision, strategy, and expansion plans. This is inclusive of expansions to mobile and fixed services that customers are already enjoying and the landing of Deep Blue One the new subsea fibre in early 2024.

Gopaul takes the reins from Dean, who has been with Digicel Guyana for the past sixteen years. Under Dean’s leadership Digicel Guyana became the mobile provider of choice in Guyana with the widest service and LTE coverage thus delivering on Digicel’s goal on entry to the market to provide service to everyone, everywhere in Guyana.

(Photo: Guyana Post)

Dean will continue to serve in an advisory position on the board of Digicel Guyana while he spends more time with his family and entrepreneurial pursuits. “I would like to express my gratitude foremost to our customer and to the many persons in and outside of Digicel, who have shaped my journey over the past 16 years. I have known and worked with Deonarine for many years and I have no doubt he will take the business to greater heights,” Dean declared.


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