Digicel PNG welcomes new COO

Digicel, the largest network provider in PNG, has announced and welcomed Colin Stone as the new Chief Operating Officer (COO).

Stone joins Digicel PNG with deep experience in the telecom industry and a reputation for driving innovation and growth throughout his career.

“We are thrilled to welcome Colin on board, a seasoned telecom industry executive, bringing extensive knowledge, experience and operational skills to Digicel PNG,” said Oliver Coughlan, Digicel Pacific CEO. “His strong wide ranging skillset with a focus on staff engagement growth and development of new business opportunities will help Digicel PNG reach the next stage of growth and innovation.”

As COO of Digicel PNG, Stone will have responsibility for the company’s market strategy, operational functions and the successful execution of its long-term growth plan.

Stone has extensive telecom industry experience, going back 15 years. He joins Digicel PNG from his previous position as Chief Executive Officer for Digicel South Pacific. Within his role, he was responsible for all areas of the business in Samoa, Tonga, Fiji, Nauru and Vanuatu for Digicel Group. This included overseeing areas of GSM, Business solutions/ICT, Television, ISP, Government relations and new lines of business.

In his position as CEO, he oversaw the full restructure of the Digicel Pacific business operations through one of the company’s biggest global projects, Digicel 2030. Before joining Digicel, Stone held senior management positions across the telecom industry with 2degrees Mobile and Telecom New Zealand International.

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