PERSONAL REASONS: Dianna de Sousa

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TSTT acting CEO resigns

Acting chief executive officer of State-controlled telecoms provider Telecommunications Services of Trinidad and Tobago (TSTT) Dianna de Sousa has resigned the position after just five months on the job.

De Sousa resigned Wednesday evening, informing the TSTT board of directors that she was vacating the position for personal reasons.

Her resignation is effective the end of January, TSTT head of public relations and external affairs Camille Salandy confirmed yesterday.

Although she has resigned as acting CEO, de Sousa is not expected to be leaving TSTT, but is going on vacation shortly.

TSTT's executive vice president for service operations Derrick Jones will act as CEO while de Sousa is on vacation. 

Salandy said yesterday de Sousa will return to her substantive post of executive vice president for Blink Sales, Service and Operations when she returns from holiday.

De Sousa was appointed interim CEO in late June after her predecessor, Mexico-born Roberto Peon tendered his resignation in March. 

His contract was due to end in January 2013. 

Peon had also cited personal reasons for his departure. 

TSTT's former executive vice president for bmobile Services & Operations Lisa Agard's contract also expired at the end of November and was not renewed.

Attempts to contact de Sousa for comment yesterday were unsuccessful as calls to her mobile phone went answered. 

TSTT currently has five executive positions, including that of CEO, which are being handled by acting appointments, according to its website tstt.co.tt. 

The others are executive vice president for bmobile Services & Operations, executive vice president for Corporate Support Services, executive vice president finance/chief financial officer, and executive vice president for Blink Sales, Service & Tobago Operations.

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