​Brian Bennett-Easy appointed MD for Neptune’s Ja operations

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Brian Bennett-Easy appointed managing director of Neptune Communications Jamaica operations.

Barbados-based Neptune Communications, Inc announced the appointment of Brian Bennett-Easy as managing director for its Jamaica subsidiary.

“Brian has been a key player in the strategic growth and development of telecommunication solutions for the corporate sector for almost 20 years, having last served as chief operating officer for one of Jamaica’s mobile providers,” Neptune said in a release announcing the appointment.

“A strategic and critical thinker, with almost 30 years serving corporate Jamaica, Brian is known as a pragmatic leader who is keen to introduce Neptune’s services to the Jamaican business community. Brian’s tenure in senior corporate leadership also includes 13 years at J Wray & Nephew Group (now Campari), leading different teams as part of the Group Information Technology unit,” the release added.

Neptune said that throughout Bennett-Easy’s career, he served in various capacities and garnered a wide range of expertise through his exposure to multiple business sectors, including manufacturing, distribution, automotive, agriculture, insurance, transportation, telecommunications, and logistics.

He’s chairman of the Overseas Examination Commission and serves on the Board of Directors of Jamaica Social Investment Fund (JSIF) and the HEART/NTSA Trust

He also sits on multiple committees — Information and Communication Technologies and Programmes and Projects at HEART/NTSA, Procurement and Contracts at JSIF and the Bernard Lodge Enterprise Team.

Bennett-Easy is a Munro College old boy, whose education includes postgraduate studies with Edinburgh Business School (Business Administration); undergraduate studies at the University of the West Indies (Management Studies) and Computer Sciences (University of Technology) and executive training in Telecommunications, Business Analysis, Project Management, and Strategic Management from Wharton University.

“We are delighted to have Brian join our team. He is a demonstrated professional in this space with a great deal of experience in the Jamaican market. Under his leadership, Neptune is well-positioned to fulfill our mission in Jamaica,” Neptune Communications CEO Julian Jordan said.

Neptune Communications CEO Julian Jordan

In response to his appointment, Bennett-Easy said: “My job is to ensure that our Jamaican businesses understand the importance of resilience and redundancy for basic connectivity. Covid-19 has put a floodlight on the many vulnerabilities in Jamaica’s telecommunication service infrastructure.

“As more critical services such as education and banking go online, it is particularly important to ensure reliable connectivity. Government and private sector organisations have long recognised the need for data path diversity. Neptune’s service platform will present such an option. Over the next few months, we are committed to completing all regulatory requirements and outfitting our operations to provide first-class service to our customers, with the professionalism they expect from a dedicated service provider.”

He added: “Covid-19 has highlighted glaring gaps, but another consideration for most business should be, ‘Will a single storm or another act of God, a dug-up road, or a falling pole cripple my organisation for hours, days or weeks?’ Can you really afford that kind of risk without redundancies in this kind of economy? Redundant broadband access for mission-critical applications and services has become a mandatory requirement for modern data-driven organisations. Sometimes, the answers are obvious and so are the solutions. Having redundant connectivity is like having proper insurance — you don’t know you need it until you’re faced with a crisis. Neptune’s mission in my mind is quite simple. #AlwaysOn.”