Alexander Matuschka – Contributed photo.

JAMAICA GLEANER – Chief Executive Officer of the Digicel Group Alexander Matuschka is dead, the telecommunications company has confirmed.

Antonia Graham, head of public relations for the Digicel Group, says Matuschka, 47, died suddenly yesterday while vacationing with his family in his native Germany.

Graham revealed, too, that Digicel Group Chairman Denis O’Brien will take over as Group CEO on an interim basis.

Matuschka joined the Digicel Group in February and has been described as a key figure in the group’s debt-restructuring negotiations.

“No words can adequately express our sadness at Alex’s passing or our gratitude for having worked with him,” O’Brien said in a note to colleagues today.

“Digicel has lost a committed hard-working and exceptional chief executive,” he added

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