What is happening to telecom companies during the COVID-19 crisis? What are their financial challenges and how can the companies address these challenges?
Three prominent telecom executives discussed these topics as part of our Next Practices Live: ICT Working Group series.
Helma Etnel is the CFO and member of the Board of Directors of St. Maarten Telephone Company – TelEm Group of Companies. She has been with the company for 21 years. Before becoming CFO she served as Deputy Director Corporate Development.
Justin Nedd is the CEO of GTT+ in Guyana. He was previously CFO and, before joining GTT+, he was Director of Finance and Administration for the Government of Manitoba.
Damian Blackburn is the CEO of Aliv in the Bahamas. Prior to joining Aliv he was Director of Strident Ventures Limited. He has also held positions with Digicel and Orange/Vodafone.
These three executives discussed strategies for keeping customers online, the financial consequences of the pandemic, the most promising options for addressing these financial challenges, and what recovery looks like.