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Lawrence Hickey, Group Chief Financial Officer

Lawrence Hickey, Group Chief Financial Officer

Lawrence Hickey joined Digicel in December 2002 as Financial Controller for the Jamaica operation and was appointed to the role of Finance Director in August 2003.  Lawrence was formally appointed to the role of Group Chief Financial Officer effective March 1, 2006.  Lawrence is also a founding member of the Digicel Foundation.

Prior to joining Digicel, Lawrence was the Finance Manager with Esat BT, one of Ireland's leading telecommunications service providers, where he was responsible for all financial management and financial reporting requirements of the Group. Lawrence also played an instrumental role in the consolidation of the company’s business and consumer divisions following the sale of the company to British Telecom.

Lawrence has gained significant experience in auditing, financial control and management, investor relations, debt management and M&A experience throughout his career with a number of successful corporates. He graduated from University of Limerick, Ireland in 1994 with a Bachelors Degree in Business Studies.  Lawrence qualified as a Chartered Accountant with KPMG where he worked on a wide range of audits and secondments.  Post qualification, Lawrence joined Grafton Group Plc, an Irish-based publicly quoted company where he held the position of Group Management Accountant.

Lawrence is based in Kingston, Jamaica.