Sinclair appointed CEO at BTC

Garfield Sinclair.

Garfield ‘Garry’ Sinclair has been appointed as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) at The Bahamas Telecommunications Company (BTC), effective August 1, 2018.

According to Inge Smidts, CEO of Cable & Wireless Communications (C&W), Sinclair has more than 20 years experience in “developing growth opportunities and transformation in organizations across the region”.

“Garry is uniquely qualified to lead the BTC business,” Smidts said in a statement.

Prior to this appointment, Sinclair served as President of the C&W Caribbean business, where he was responsible for driving the success of 15 Caribbean markets. He led Cable & Wireless Jamaica for seven years where, during his tenure, he transformed the operations and successfully grew the mobile subscriber base from two hundred thousand to one million subscribers.

Sinclair is also credited for his strong and effective leadership of more than 800 employees in Jamaica during the integration of the Columbus and C&W businesses.

He was president and Chief Operating Officer (COO) of investment bank Dehring Bunting & Golding Ltd. (DB&G), where he helped grow this start-up business to become a key player in the Caribbean financial services industry. In addition, his range of board appointments, including financial institutions, youth empowerment, and the Jamaica Football Federation, demonstrates his leadership experience and passion for Caribbean development.

“As a proven leader and a visionary, I am confident he will deliver on his commitment to the business and to the benefit of the wider Bahamian society as a whole,” she said.

Smidts also thanked Dexter Cartwright, who held the position as interim CEO of BTC for a little over a year, for his dedication and commitment to C&W and BTC.

“C&W will continue to work closely with the People and government of The Bahamas, to ensure that we provide them with the best customer experience, as well as contribute to the growth of The Bahamas,” said Smidts.