Meet Director Melesia Sutherland
What is your personal vision/goal for CANTO?
My vision for CANTO is that CANTO will be the premier trade organisation for telecoms
providers in the region and that the organisation will be valued for its ability to pull
stakeholders together to achieve common objectives and to affect issues considered
important to it stakeholders' business.
What do you like about the CANTO organisation?
I like that CANTO creates a 'One Caribbean' because memberships spans the English,
Spanish, French and Dutch speaking Caribbean and that this diverse
membership acts as a conduit for learning , understanding and developing
relationships beyond one's country borders.
Why did you become involved in the organization on the board level ?
I am a Jamaican and a Caribbean person at heart. Being a member of the CANTO
Board provides a platform to affect an entire region for good.
What would you tell a company/organization who is thinking of joining CANTO?
I would tell that company/ organisation that CANTO is the only telecoms trade
association representing Caribbean operators and suppliers where they are able to
directly engage policymakers who can influence the direction of their
business. At the same time CANTO advocates for the interest of its members by
actively participating in the relevant fora. Through its annual conference and trade
show, AGM and other events, CANTO creates the environment for building
relationships which are so important for all businesses. I would tell that company /
organisation that CANTO is a good value proposition.