Flow Barbados has a new Country Manager in the form of Vincentian national Desron Bynoe.
The 40-year-old “experienced telecommunications executive” who hails from Georgetown took up office as of August 1.
A former national goalkeeper, Bynoe entered the world of work in 2000 “as a travel consultant” with Irie Travels before joining the local Cable & Wireless team in 2003. In the 18 years he has dedicated to growing with the regional telecommunications industry, Bynoe spent some time between Columbus Communication and Flow before finally settling in when Cable & Wireless acquired Columbus in 2015.
“In 2003 I started as an account manager in the corporate department, managing key accounts for the Cable and Wireless business in St. Vincent until 2006, when I was promoted to a premier account director until 2014. In 2014 I would have transitioned to Columbus Communication as sales manager and in 2015 as acting country manager. Within that year, the country manager role in Anguilla became vacant; I applied and was successful and have been in that role until my recent appointment as Country Manager for Barbados.
“Throughout my career, I have been privileged to be part of the technological advancement in telecoms and witnessed major transformation within the industry. For example, the seamless communication now possible via high-speed connectivity through wired and wireless means affording consumers more options and flexibility to suit their lifestyle.
“In this journey, I have been afforded the opportunity to meet, network, and work with many individuals of diverse backgrounds.
“A major regret – the loss of my Mother in 2017 in what I would consider a pivotal stage in my journey and not being able to have her share and experience in my overall development,” Bynoe shared with Asbert News Network.
His humble beginnings were groomed at the Georgetown Gov’t, St. Vincent Boys Grammar School and later the SVG Community College. It is little wonder that he recalls with much fondness boyhood pleasures such as “going to the mountain, rivers, fishing, playing sporting activities like football, and cricket.”
He said: “Initially, I wanted to be a professional footballer because of my love for the sport. However, upon entering the job market, I soon developed a passion for business and pursued a career along that path.
“Through the years, I have had many mentors who would have assisted in guided my steps to where I am today.
“So, to answer your question, did I ever think I will be elevated to such a position in the company? Yes, I do whatever I put my mind to; I work hard to achieve. However, I must note I could not have done it without the strength and guidance of The Almighty, my family, many friends and colleagues. After all, no man is an island.”
With an ever-watchful eye on the future, Bynoe also used the opportunity to share some advice with upcoming businesspeople.
“Be focused on the goals you wish to achieve, be dedicated to the sacrifices and the process to
achieve these goals, remember it takes hard work. Hard work pays.
“…I embrace with a considerable sense of responsibility being in a position where you impact
many lives and pioneer the way forward for other aspiring Vincentians to [reach for] similar posts in their journey.”