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Ronan Dunne

Verizon Communications

New York, NY, USA

EVP & Group CEO

Verizon Communications

Ronan Dunne

Biography

Ronan Dunne is Executive Vice President and Group CEO 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

Verizon will lock new phones for 60 days after purchase

Verizon says that its 60-day lock on new phones will go into effect "very soon“ and it confirms that after 60 days, the phones will unlock automatically. "Even with these safeguards in place, Verizon will still have the most consumer-friendly unlocking policy in the industry, and we see very little impact on our legitimate customers‘ ability to use their devices,“ says Ronan Dunne, EVP and group CEO of Verizon Consumer Group.

Verizon's Dunne on the trans-Atlantic 5G disjunct, and why the US leads the EU

Europe will follow the US and offer unlimited 5G data plans as standard to consumers and enterprises, and European operators will be forced to respond to the pinch on capacity constraints with more aggressive 5G deployments. This is the view of the transatlantic disjunct on 5G from Ronan Dunne, executive vice president and group chief executive at US Carrier Verizon

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Ronan Dunne’s Background

EVP & Group CEO
Sep 2016 - Present
New York, NY, USA
Verizon 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

Corporate Leadership Award 2019
New York, NY, USA
Our mission is to harness the power of a global philanthropic network of friends of Ireland to promote and support peace, culture, education and community development across the island of Ireland and among Irish communities around the world.
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.”
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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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Philanthropy

Counsellor
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
Kairos was founded on the belief that entrepreneurs have the ability to solve the world’s biggest problems. Their purpose has always been to identify these problems and partner with the brightest founders worldwide to build truly innovative solutions.
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