Benjamin - Project Manager - Grenada

Keith A Benjamin



Project Manager


Wireless infrastructure deployment across several countries (GSM/GPRS)
Broadband network expansion
Retail store refurbishment
Aircon & ventilations systems deployment

Work History

General Manager

Cooling Tech

From July 2013

Took up the position of General Manager of Cooling Tech Limited, the largest air- conditioning company in Grenada representing two major brands and specializing in 'design and build' of cooling systems.

Vice President

Pickaat Innovations Ltd

From November 2012

Established Pickaat Innovations Ltd., a technology consulting and service partnership focused on delivering operational efficiency improvements to businesses in power systems, IT,
telecommunications and related services. LIME is currently our largest client.

Vice President of Engineering

21st Century Telecom Network (Caribbean) Ltd

November 2007 - September 2008

Took up the role of Vice President of Engineering of a startup Telecoms Company based in
St. Kitts. Established CDMA roaming mobile network operation in St. Kitts & Nevis and started ground work in St. Lucia, St. Vincent, and Dominica.

Vice President Networks

March 2005 - April 2006

performed as a dual role
• Provided technical leadership to the 6 East Area Businesses
• Worked with 5 VPs of Network and Regional Network Services Team to ensure complete
alignment and coordination of East networks which form part of Regional and Global
Regional Project Manager - C&W CAI Support Services reporting to EVP Regional Network

Vice President Network

C&W Dominica

November 2004 - November 2006

The Dominica business unit is one of 6 East Caribbean C&W business units operating under the umbrella of the East Area Office. The BU operated in a deregulated market with competition in
fixed and mobile services, and contributed annual revenues of USD $26m and profit of USD
• Total responsibility for engineering of all network services (voice - fixed and mobile - data,
IP), and supporting services including facilities, power and aircon systems; 57 staff; USD
$5m annual operating budget.
• Ensured performance of network elements in the delivery of services
• Managed the transition from TDMA to GSM; overlay 1900 band; 25% network expansion;
doubled total customer base in 2 years (penetration: 99%, market share: 60%); remained top
performing network in the East and 2nd across C&W BU's in the Caribbean.
• Broadband network expansion by 130% to achieve island wide access and 33% PC
penetration over 2 years.

Restoration Coordinator - Coordinate restoration efforts in Grenada following hurricane


September 2004 - October 2004

Feasibility study for mobile operations in Tortola (BVI) - (October 2000)
• AMPS Cellular Network Optimization for C&W Turks & Caicos Is. - (May 2000).
• AMPS Cellular Network Optimization for C&WCC in Antigua. - (October 1998).
• Project Managed and implemented 1st mobile network in Dominica. - (Feb 1997)


July 2000 - August 2004

Located in Antigua
• Managed regional projects across the entire Caribbean region
• Negotiated contracts with several suppliers and vendor (Nortel) for the provision of equipment and services.
• Included procurement management and payment authorizations to suppliers.
• Engineered and executed 6 phases of TDMA expansions across 11 business units in the region using NORTEL Base Stations totaling USD $85m
• Successful overlay of GSM 850 across 9 business units in the region totaling USD $15m -
This was the deployment of 119 NORTEL GSM / GPRS sites collocated with existing
Nortel TDMA; (Overall project comprised 3 x Nortel Supernode XA-Core, 2 Nortel
SNSE XA-Core HLR; 2 x Logical Prepaid and SMS platforms).

Regional RF Engineer

C&W Caribbean Cellular

July 1999 - June 2000

Located in Antigua
• Operated in a regional centre of excellence providing technical support for TDMA networks across several business units, including frequency planning and network optimization.

Co-owner of Precision Equipment Services

La Falaise Medical Laboratory

Functioned as a key resource providing technical expertise to laboratories of the Princess
Margaret Hospital, La Falaise Medical Laboratory, Dominica Coconut Products, and the
Caribbean Agricultural Research & Development Institute; computer, security and power
systems services provided primarily to commercial banks.

Special Assignments:

Qualifications & Certifications

Technology Management

University of Phoenix

St. Mary's Academy

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