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Ronan Dunne

Verizon Wireless

New York, NY, USA

EVP & President

Verizon Wireless

Ronan Dunne


Ronan Dunne is executive vice president and president of Verizon Consumer Group, the largest division of Verizon Communications, the leading US telecoms provider. He leads the teams responsible for delivering wireline, TV and wireless connected experiences to more than 100 million consumers every day. In addition, his teams are helping to build the first 5G technology network that will re-define how customers live, work and play.

Ronan is a board member and officer of CTIA, the US telecoms industry body and speaks globally on the power of technology to drive positive outcomes for our society. He serves on the advisory board of the Kairos Society, whose mission is “focusing the next generation on problems worth solving” and is a counselor for the One Young World charity that brings together young leaders from around the world and empowers them to make lasting connections to create positive change.

Prior to joining Verizon, Ronan was chief executive officer of Telefonica UK (O2) the leading UK wireless operator and one of the UK’s most loved brands. Under his leadership, O2 became a leader in Corporate Social Responsibility and he was the Ethical Corporation CEO of the Year in 2015.

While in the UK, Ronan served on the trustee board of Step Up to Serve, the UK social action charity, the UK Government Digital Economy Advisory Group and on the board of the Tech Partnership, focused on developing STEM skills and curriculum for the telecom’s and technology sector.

Dunne is a fellow and former Council member of Chartered Accountants Ireland and a fellow of the Association of Corporate Treasurers.

Born and raised in Dublin, Ireland, Ronan maintains strong links with Ireland including membership of the Global Irish Network and The Irish International Business Network (IIBN).

Ronan Dunne’s Newsfeed

22 Feb 2019
Verizon asks the FCC to let it lock new smartphones for 60 days

Verizon is asking the Federal Communications Commission to let it keep new smartphones locked to its network for 60 days, as part of an initiative to prevent identity theft and fraud. After the 60-day period, the phones would unlock automatically, the telecom says in a note published to its website and authored by Ronan Dunne, Verizon’s executive vice president. 

12 Feb 2019
Verizon issues call to action for 5G deployments

“As we deploy this great new network, we encourage local residents, community organizations, businesses and others to help us. We’re inviting you to be a part of the Fourth Industrial Revolution,” Ronan Dunne, president of Verizon’s consumer group, and Tami Erwin, president of Verizon’s business group, wrote in a post.

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Ronan Dunne’s Background

EVP & President
Sep 2016 - Present
New York, NY, USA
Verizon Wireless is one of the larget telecommunications companies globally, helping consumers to stay connected. Verizon aims to inspire tomorrow's creators to use technology to build brighter futures.
Chief Executive Officer
Jan 2005 - Aug 2016
Slough, UK
O2 is one of the UK's most innovative telecommunications companies. Ronan was CFO 2005-2007 and CEO 2008 to 2016. In 2006 Telefónica acquired O2 plc.
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Other Business Interests

CEO of the Year 2015
Ethical Corporation Awards: "Ronan has been a clear leader in managing sustainability, putting O2 at the forefront of sustainable businesses on a diversity of topics including youth employment schemes to large industry recycling, environmental stewardship having a direct impact on both employee and consumer behaviour.”
Winner 2018: O2
O2 gathered insights from its customers in relation to their attitudes and behaviours around online safety & how they were currently keeping their children safe online.O2 trained over 6,000 staff in online child safety, with over half of these work in stores, enabling parents to access online safety advice & support, O2 also have a dedicated online safety helpline & webchat service.
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Previous Non-Executive Positions

Non-Executive Director, Chairman
2005 - 2016
Slough, UK
Tesco Mobile is the UK's largest mobile virtual network operator and shares O2's network, providing 99% coverage in the UK. Ronan served as Chairman and Director.
Member of the Supervisory Board
May 2014 - Sep 2016
Amsterdam, NL
AVG Technologies was acquired by Avast, the global leader in next-gen cybersecurity products for businesses and consumers.
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London, UK
One Young World identifies, promotes and connects the world’s most impactful young leaders to create a better world, with more responsible, more effective leadership.
Member of the Advisory Board
2017 - Present
New York, NY, USA
Our Mission: We founded Kairos 10 years ago on the belief that entrepreneurs have the ability to solve the world’s biggest problems. Our purpose has always been to identify these problems and partner with the brightest founders worldwide to build truly innovative solutions.
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