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UPDATE: Ex Digicel CEO Kevin R. Gordon a ‘decent man’- Digicel staff

- Mr Gordon's last day on the job was October 10, 2019
October 11th, 2019 | Tags: Kevin R. Gordon Digicel BVI CEO
Mr Kevin R. Gordon’s last day on the job as CEO of Digicel BVI was yesterday, October 10, 2019. Photo: Facebook
Third from left: Kevin R. Gordon, then CEO of Digicel and Principal of Althea Scatliffe Primary School, Marieta C. Flax-Headley after receiving a new generator from Digicel on October 3, 2017. Photo: Provided
Third from left: Kevin R. Gordon, then CEO of Digicel and Principal of Althea Scatliffe Primary School, Marieta C. Flax-Headley after receiving a new generator from Digicel on October 3, 2017. Photo: Provided
From left: Kevin R. Gordon, then CEO of Digicel, and Andy A. Jeffers, Marketing Executive at Digicel, cutting the ribbon to officially open the doors of the new and improved Digicel flagship store on Waterfront Drive in Road Town on Tuesday, November 21, 2017. Photo: Dean H. Greenaway aka 'The Sportsman'
From left: Kevin R. Gordon, then CEO of Digicel, and Andy A. Jeffers, Marketing Executive at Digicel, cutting the ribbon to officially open the doors of the new and improved Digicel flagship store on Waterfront Drive in Road Town on Tuesday, November 21, 2017. Photo: Dean H. Greenaway aka 'The Sportsman'
Mr Kevin R. Gordon, the Digicel BVI Chief Executive Officer is expected to leave the company sometime next week. Photo: Facebook/File
Mr Kevin R. Gordon, the Digicel BVI Chief Executive Officer is expected to leave the company sometime next week. Photo: Facebook/File
Digicel is one of the telecommunications giants in the territory. PHOTO: VINO File
Digicel is one of the telecommunications giants in the territory. PHOTO: VINO File
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- As first and accurately reported by Virgin Islands News Online (VINO) on October 4, 2019, the first black Digicel BVI Chief Executive Officer, Mr Kevin R. Gordon, has called it quits as his last day on the job was yesterday, October 10, 2019.

While efforts to reach Mr Gordon late yesterday afternoon failed, his departure was confirmed by several staff based at the Digicel BVI headquarters on Wickham’s Cay 1.

Mr Gordon, on October 4, 2019, had confirmed to VINO he was leaving the telecommunications giant but had said he was not in a position to give further details.

The Jamaica national is expected to be starting a cyber security company based in Florida, USA with a branch in the territory.

Mr Gordon’s role with Digicel began in 2006 in Jamaica. He joined Digicel BVI in 2015 as Head of Business Operations and after a year was promoted to General Manager.

Love/hate relationship

While he had attracted some criticisms during his tenure as CEO of Digicel BVI, many credited him for doing much good for schools and other organisations and for maintaining a healthy and admirable religious lifestyle.

"I particularly admired his dedication to his family. He is one man that you can say was not the flirty sleep around type. He maintained a decent life while he was here and I wish many more who come here to live among us take a page out of his book," said one Digicel employee who asked not to have their name published.

According to the Digicel head office staff, Gordon had a love/hate relationship among the general staff.

"He was loved as a person but hated as a principled person. He was loved as team player but hated for not being the type to be hanging at the bars with the big boys. He was loved for supporting staff in their down time especially after hurricane Irma and Maria but hated for not being the type to compromise his credibility."

The staff, who hinted they and several others are likely to quit the company soon for opportunities in other fields, also said: "What Kevin Gordon did for this territory while the CEO will not necessarily be seen and felt until after he is long gone. They say you never miss the water till the well run dry. He laid sole foundations and built some walls that this BVI will call his name for decades."

Mr Gordon could not be reached for comments.

See previous article published October 4, 2019

Kevin R. Gordon Out! To leave Digicel BVI next week

Word reaching our newsroom from well-placed sources familiar with the decision is that Mr Kevin R. Gordon, the Digicel BVI Chief Executive Officer (CEO), is to leave the company.

It was in July of 2017 that Mr Gordon, a Jamaican national, was appointed to the top job at the BVI branch. Persons close to the situation  declined to comment, however, it’s believed that Mr Gordon, who has been with the telecommunications giant for many years, was the first black person to hold the post of CEO in the Virgin Islands (VI) since Digicel BVI started its operations here in 2007.

Out! What is the reason?

It is unclear if Mr Gordon was forced out but he is expected to be starting a cyber security company based in Florida, USA with a branch in the territory. Another source noted that Mr Gordon has been planning his exit for a few years now.

Mr Gordon’s last day on the job is expected to be sometime next week.

Within the past four years the company downsized but Mr Gordon oversaw its comeback after hurricanes Irma and Maria destroyed the territory’s telecommunications infrastructure in 2017.

Mr Gordon, when reached today, October 4, 2019, confirmed his departure but said he was not in a position to give further details.

24 Responses to “UPDATE: Ex Digicel CEO Kevin R. Gordon a ‘decent man’- Digicel staff”

  • Not again (04/10/2019, 18:17) Like (9) Dislike (0) Reply
    well sah another one bites the dust
  • Network (04/10/2019, 18:46) Like (21) Dislike (3) Reply
    Good man. He did well. All the best sah
  • race for teh cause (04/10/2019, 19:30) Like (4) Dislike (11) Reply
    a black man could have never survived at that level
  • Futuristic (04/10/2019, 20:27) Like (12) Dislike (15) Reply
    He fight Shorty so bad after shorty build the business and even put him in court for nonsense. He know he is loosing this case so Digi got rid of him.
    Hope they pay Shortly for his time and how they damage his character.
    • Get the Facts (04/10/2019, 20:57) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
      You need to get your story right, if the half was told on this situation it would not be pretty.
    • Captain Morgan (11/10/2019, 14:17) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
      Oh hush! Shorty was too pompous and always bragging about being a Mason
  • q (04/10/2019, 20:47) Like (6) Dislike (1) Reply
    It is much better to be the head of a chicken than the tail of a bull.
  • Yardiee (04/10/2019, 22:04) Like (5) Dislike (12) Reply
    He hired too many Jamaicans
  • check it out (05/10/2019, 07:45) Like (13) Dislike (10) Reply
    What improvement Digicel has made under him... They are still the most expensive. No real promotions. Nothing New... Another good talker that came here to make friends in society and not to work. ..
  • well done (05/10/2019, 09:15) Like (29) Dislike (2) Reply
    Thanks for your dedication to the territory. You kept us connected after Irma, helped our schools and people recover with your generosity during and after the hurricane, you may not have been perfect, but I appreciate you sir!
    • lmao (07/10/2019, 05:13) Like (3) Dislike (7) Reply

      It is not him that kept you connected it's the dedicated staff and engineers and it's Digicel money spent with the recovery as in any natural diaster! And his dedication was all part of his marketing strategy 

  • Things that make you go hummmm (05/10/2019, 09:37) Like (3) Dislike (6) Reply
    Check to see if lona give him status
  • dude (05/10/2019, 10:48) Like (31) Dislike (2) Reply
    I don't know anything other than what the article says but it seems he is leaving to do his own business in cyber security, which is a good thing, maybe we should be happy for him instead of searching for scandal
  • staff (05/10/2019, 20:28) Like (23) Dislike (3) Reply
    The bottom line he is a good and decent man
    • Worker (11/10/2019, 18:14) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
      I am glad to see that at least he held up a Godly testimony. We cant for many so called christian men out there. There are so many of them who attend church (NTCOG) with their wives but during the week have affairs with women on the job. Time will tell though. God will expose many of these men in positions who take the opportunity as supervisors to disgrace His name. This one from the pharmacy thinks no one sees him and the lil Jamaica gal but soon who to know will know. He has his wife and still messing around thinking that people not seeing him and know.
  • duh (06/10/2019, 19:44) Like (5) Dislike (3) Reply
    Seeing as he was selling house stuff of on FB a couple of weeks ago I already thought he was leaving. So this is obviously not new news.
  • Not2Sure (11/10/2019, 06:51) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
    He came, he saw, he left
  • digicel is bankrupt.. (11/10/2019, 12:07) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    has 7 billion in debt around the world, won't survive unless they get bought by someone..
  • hello (11/10/2019, 15:00) Like (9) Dislike (0) Reply
    people you all are something. Why can't you shut up if you don't have anything good to say about some one?
    • @hello (11/10/2019, 16:02) Like (8) Dislike (1) Reply
      Shake hand to you. Why do local people feel when somebody stop working here it's because they have fallen? Newsflash BVI is not where the world ends. People in more prosperous parts of the world don't even know where youall are so pkease stop throwing negatives at people. He did not come here to retire. Life goes on
  • No More Money From me for DIGICEL (11/10/2019, 17:28) Like (3) Dislike (1) Reply
    All i got to say is Digicel drop the 6 giga byte 600 min for usa and local calls for a a 7 gigabyte plan with only local calls and uand you cannot call the USA and another telecoms companys LANS LIN. F**K DIGICEL!!!! Yall lose me as a customer!!!


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