RUSSIAN Jabbor Kayumov has been appointed the new chief executive officer (CEO) of Digicel TT.
He was introduced to the local media at a luncheon at Jaffa’s Private Dining Room in Queen’s Park Oval on Friday.
It is the first time in the Caribbean for Kayumov, and as well his first post with the Digicel Group.
Having had stints with several top telecom organisations, including Telia (previously TeliaSonera) and Vimpelcom (now VEON), when addressing the media, Kayumov said: “The telecom industry is not new to me. I have been working in it for the past 13 years. TT has the strongest team among the Digicel Group. And, with the LTE product getting better we are going to focus on better customer service.”
Asked how he felt about his new appointment, Kayumov said: “I am very excited about the times ahead. My new role gives me an opportunity to work with a team that is focused on quality service to our customers. Quality and reliability are most important.”
He added that he had been working in different companies and transforming them in the past and that is what he intends to do here in TT as well.
Transformation for him is bringing new ideas and new blood to get the job done. At the end of the day, he said people want better quality service, faster speed and better coverage.
Having recently launched LTE under his watch, Kayumov, who majored in economics, said in just over a week following that launch more than 100,000 customers are already experiencing the $250 million LTE network.
He then promised customers in south Trinidad and western Tobago by year’s end they too will enjoy the service.
In TT for the past few weeks, Kayumov said: “TT is a beautiful country. Its diversity is like anywhere I’ve been.”
Kayumov said he worked in South Asia and Pacific countries prior to coming to TT. And in weeks to come, he will be joined by his wife and three children who know about a cultural diversity that is similar to TT and so they are looking forward to it.