John Reid has been confirmed as chief executive officer of C&W Communications. The telecommunications company, which operates in 18 countries in the Caribbean and Latin America, was recently acquired by TV and broadband company Liberty Global.
“This is a time of meaningful change and development for C&W, and I am excited for the expertise and continuity that John brings to this growing region,” said Mike Fries, CEO of Liberty Global.
Cable & Wireless said Mr. Reid is tasked with aligning the former U.K.-based company with Liberty’s Latin America and Caribbean (LiLAC Group) division and growing the business.
“I am honored to lead C&W Communications into the next phase of our development. I look forward to achieving our growth objectives, creating greater value for our stakeholders, and transforming our employee and customer experience,” Mr. Reid said.
Mr. Reid, a Canadian national, has more than 28 years of telecommunications and cable television experience, and has spearheaded complex integrations and pioneered a culture of transformation and engagement, first in Canada, and during the past 11 years, across the Caribbean. Before taking on the role of interim CEO of C&W, Mr. Reid was the president of the company’s Consumer Division.
In other news, C&W Networks, a division of Cable & Wireless, was awarded Best Caribbean Wholesale Carrier at the 12th Global Carrier Awards in Paris this month.
The award recognizes C&W Networks’ innovation in new service technology, excellence in customer experience and leadership in the wholesale telecoms market across the Caribbean region.