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Ronan Dunne’s Biography

Ronan Dunne is the Strategic Advisor to the CEO of Verizon, the leading US telecoms provider. As Verizon Consumer Group's former Executive VP and CEO, Ronan he led the teams responsible for delivering data, voice, wireless, and television products and services to more than 100 million Verizon consumers. Ronan and his teams have been significant in developing the first 5G technology network that will redefine how people work, live and play.

Prior to joining Verizon, Ronan was CEO of Telefonica UK (O2), the leading UK wireless operator and one of the UK’s most beloved brands. Under his leadership, O2 became a leader in Corporate Social Responsibility, work that was recognized with Ronan being named the 2015 Ethical Corporation CEO of the Year.

Ronan’s industry roles speak to his leadership and expertise in the telecom world. He is on the Board of CTIA, a US telecom industry body that promotes innovation, investment, and the growing economic impact of America’s wireless industry. While he was based in the UK, Ronan was a member of the UK Government Digital Economy Advisory Group and...
Ronan Dunne is the Strategic Advisor to the CEO of Verizon, the leading US telecoms provider. As Verizon Consumer Group's former Executive VP and CEO, Ronan he led the teams responsible for delivering data, voice, wireless, and television products and services to more than 100 million Verizon consumers. Ronan and his teams have been significant in developing the first 5G technology network that will redefine how people work, live and play.

Prior to joining Verizon, Ronan was CEO of Telefonica UK (O2), the leading UK wireless operator and one of the UK’s most beloved brands. Under his leadership, O2 became a leader in Corporate Social Responsibility, work that was recognized with Ronan being named the 2015 Ethical Corporation CEO of the Year.

Ronan’s industry roles speak to his leadership and expertise in the telecom world. He is on the Board of CTIA, a US telecom industry body that promotes innovation, investment, and the growing economic impact of America’s wireless industry. While he was based in the UK, Ronan was a member of the UK Government Digital Economy Advisory Group and served on the Board of the Tech Partnership.

His charitable endeavors are focused on education and providing opportunities for the next generation of leaders. Ronan serves on the Advisory Board of the Kairos Society, an organization that helps young leaders identify and solve some of the world’s most pressing issues. He is a counsellor for One Young World, which, with its annual One Young World Summit, assembles the brightest young talent from around the world to make lasting connections to create positive change and accelerate social impact. He also served as a Trustee of Step Up to Serve, a UK social action charity.

Born and raised in Dublin, Ronan maintains strong links with Ireland including memberships with the Global Irish Network and Irish International Business Network (IIBN). In 2019, the American Ireland Fund honored him with the Corporate Leadership Award.
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Ronan Dunne’s Newsfeed

Retail Gazette
Marks & Spencer appoints new non-executive director

Ronan Dunne has been appointed as Marks & Spencer's non-executive director and will assume the role on August 1st, 2022.

Global CEO and Local Leaders to Speak at Council's Talent Summit

Ronan Dunne will give a keynote speech at the 2022 Empowering Talent hybrid summit, where he speak on how businesses and individuals can make talent their differentiator.

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Ronan Dunne’s Background

Six Nations Rugby
Chairman
Jan 2022 - Present
London, UK
Six Nations Rugby is the world's largest championship, which oversees the matches played between England, France, Wales, Ireland, Italy and Scotland.
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Verizon
Strategic Advisor to the CEO
Jan 2022 - Present
New York, NY, USA
In his role as StrategicADvisor to the CEO, Ronan Dunne specializes in overseeing prominent initatives the maximize the potential growth of Verizon's investments.
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Ronan Dunne’s Gallery

Current Board Positions

Marks & Spencer
Non-Executive Director
Aug 2022 - Present
London, UK
Marks and Spencer is a major British multinational retailer with headquarters in Paddington, London that specializes in selling clothing, beauty, home products and food products.

Previous Board Positions

Tesco Mobile
Non-Executive Director, Chairman
2005 - 2016
Slough, UK
Founded in 2003, Tesco Mobile is a leading mobile virtual network provider that services customers across the UK, Czech Republic, Slovakia and Ireland.
AVG Technologies
Supervisory Board
May 2014 - Sep 2016
Amsterdam, NL
AVG Technologies is a subsidiary Avast that focuses on developing antivirus software.
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Philanthropy

One Young World
Counsellor
London, UK
One Young World identifies, promotes and connects the world’s most impactful young leaders to create a better world, through more responsible and effective leadership.
Kairos Society
Advisory Board
2017 - Present
New York, NY, USA
Kairos Society believes that the world's leading entrepreneurs are capable of solving the world's biggest problems by building innovative solutions.
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Media

Media & Telecoms Conference 2021 - Ronan Dunne and Brigitte Trafford
Featured
2021
In this conference, Ronan Dunne speaks on the importance of telecommunications in respect to connecting the world, and Verizon's response to the COVID-19 pandemic as it impacted society.
Up To Speed Live: Celebrating the launch of a 5G milestone
Video Series
Oct 2020
Ronan Dunne shares his thanks and discusses the work that has been put into the implementation and development of Verizon's 5G network.
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Interviews

Leadership, labour and the future of capitalism: Stephen Kinsella meets Ronan Dunne
Jan 2022
In this conversation with The Currency, Ronan speaks on changes in the workforce that has come as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and the ways that people think about organizations have changed.
Interview with Verizon's Ronan Dunne
Aug 2021
In this interview with Fierce Wireless, Ronan Dunne discusses the future of Verizon with 5G, C-band spectrum and its upcoming plans for fixed wireless access.
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Publications

How 5G can be a force for social equality
Author
Jan 2021
Davos, CH
Ronan discusses the opportunities that the expansion 5G technology presents for a path toward social equality. He focuses on increasing digital access to reduce inequalities and dismantling the barriers to exclusive tech.
Boldly Go
Writer
Jan 2021
New York, NY, USA
Ronan discusses Verizon's growth and innovation during 2020, and he speaks on the predictions for 2021, with an emphasis on customer-centric focus and key initiatives.
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Memberships

WSJ CEO Council
Member
New York, NY, USA
The WSJ CEO Council is a network of the world’s most influential business leaders driving the next era of industry, policy and the global economy.
Chartered Accountants Ireland
Fellow | Fmr. Council Member
Dublin, IE
Chartered Accountants Ireland is a membership body representing 27,000 influential members worldwide.
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Awards & Endorsements

The CEO Forum
Transformative CEO Award in Leadership
2020
Darien, CT, USA
Ronan was recognized for his conceptual platform of six leadership principles. These principles play important roles in Ronan's ways of leading the Verizon Consumer Group, especially during 2020 and with a focus on customer care.
The American Ireland Fund
Corporate Leadership Award 2019
New York, NY, USA
The American Ireland Fund seeks to harness the power of a philanthropic network to promote and support culture, education, community development and peace across the island of Ireland and among global Irish communities.
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Public Service

Forum for the Future
Supporter and Speaker on CSR
2001 - Present
London, UK
Forum for the Future is an international NGO that works with civil society, government and businesses to solve sustainability challenges.

Speaking Engagements

Virtually Live: the right way to digitise the world
Panel Member
Jul 2021
In a panel discussion at the Virtually Live conference, Ronan dunne joined other business leaders from across the globe to discuss how organizations should address the digitization of work and society, which has been accelerated by the COVID pandemic.
Audacious Advocates: Walking the Walk
Featured Speaker
Mar 2021
Ronan Dunne and Juliet Scott-Croxford answered questions about what it means to be an audacious advocate. In a clear illustration why Verizon was recognized on Forbes’s Corporate Responders list, Ronan speaks on the importance of inclusion for all employees.
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