8/2/2016 4:51:59 PM
O2's Ronan Dunne named president of Verizon Wireless
Ex-O2 CEO Ronan Dunne has been appointed group president and executive vice president of Verizon Wireless.
Dunne announced his decision to leave O2 several weeks ago and was tipped to be considering a senior position at the US telecoms firm, which recently purchased Yahoo.
O2 CFO Mark Evans was confirmed as Dunne’s replacement.
Commenting on the appointment, John Stratton, executive VP and president of Operations at Verizon Wireless said: ‘Ronan brings a wealth of expertise, as well as global wireless perspective and experience to Verizon Wireless. He has a proven record of performance in highly competitive environments.
'We look forward to his leadership as Verizon continues to invest in and evolve our wireless business to provide the best experience for our customers.’
Dunne’s departure makes him the third UK network CEO to move abroad. Former EE CEO Olaf Swantee took up the helm at Swiss network Sunrise while Vodafone’s UK CEO Jereon Hoencamp left the country to join Vodafone Netherlands.