Digicel’s Group Financial Director Answers to Bigger Role at Cable & Wireless Communications
Sean Cassidy is the new the Chief Financial Officer at Cable & Wireless Communications. He has held this post for the last two months; this after spending the last 6 years and 5 months at what will now be his biggest rival, The Digicel Group.
As described on Wikipedia ‘Cable & Wireless Communications’ operatations are organised into four regional businesses – Panama, Macau, the Caribbean and Monaco & Islands. As of March 30, 2011 the company had 10.7 million mobile customers, 1.6 million fixed line customers and 630,000 broadband customers.’
Cable & Wireless Communications has appointed Sean Cassidy as its chief financial officer for the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man.
Mr Cassidy, 42, has moved to the company and the island having spent more than six years working as financial reporting director and group financial controller at Digicel Group, one of Cable & Wireless’ competitors in Jamaica.
It may not have been an easy decision to move, however Mr. Cassidy decided to take the leap to a supposedly bigger and more expanded role, in a company with a ‘more sophisticated portfolio and more mature business model which would allow him to widen his experience’, Businesslife reports.
The Man Behind the Move
Mr. Cassidy is a citizen of Ireland and has been living in Jamaica since 2006 with his 3 children. He describes himself on his linkedin profile as ‘an accomplished senior financial director and controller with significant general management experience in the telecoms, retail, logistics, and leisure sectors, with a number of blue chip companies’.
He holds a B.Sc.(Hons) in Physics from the University of Manchester in the UK and is a fellow of The Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland.
He is also listed as a Director of the American International School of Kingston, a high-profile high school in Jamaica, described by the Head of School as
…home to Jamaica’s first 1 to 1 Laptop program, and the only high-performing school in Kingston to open a residence hall (for both international and Jamaican students). We hire only the most accomplished local and international teachers (about 50% for each) to teach a curriculum guided by American and international standards.
As his AISK profile describes ‘He is a keen oenologist (the science and study of wine and wine making) and avid wine collector and enjoys experimental cooking for friends whenever he has a free weekend.’