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 as a Trustee of Step Up to Serve, the UK social action charity, on 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 and technology sectors. He 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).