Boubazine brings a global perspective to Altice USA with an emphasis on diversity and inclusion for the industry as a whole. During the COVID-19 pandemic, he helped Optimum create its #HeyNeighbor campaign and held a leading role in the creation of Altice’s $10 million Community Relief Program, helping small businesses across the Altice footprint recover from the pandemic. “It’s important that companies have leaders and employees from all backgrounds to make decisions, encourage conversations and relate to customers of all communities,” he says.
The conversation about racial injustice in 2020 has been… the first step on the long road ahead to make the many necessary changes in our society to allow for equality of all backgrounds.
In what ways can companies best show a sincere commitment to diversity and inclusion?
Companies can show a sincere commitment to diversity and inclusion by offering perspectives on issues from different backgrounds. Whether it be internally or externally, it’s important that companies have leaders and employees from all backgrounds to make decisions, encourage conversations and relate to customers of all communities.
What are some of the tough conversations this industry needs to have?
The industry needs to be prepared to discuss how it can make in impact in all communities we serve. Companies within our space should be prepared to not only help customers remain connected but also help the communities where these customers live. How can we ensure minority-owned small businesses are supported? How can we improve the education for students in under-served districts? These are conversations that are occurring now due to the COVID-19 pandemic and we should be prepared to keep having them in the future.