NEW YORK – Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE, Nasdaq: VZ) today reported that Ronan Dunne, formerly CEO of O2 UK, has been named executive vice president and group president of Verizon Wireless, effective in September. Dunne will report to John Stratton, executive vice president and president of Operations.
“Ronan brings a wealth of expertise, as well as global wireless perspective and experience to Verizon Wireless,” Stratton said. “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.”
For the past eight years, Dunne was CEO of O2 UK, the second largest wireless operator in the United Kingdom and a member of the Executive Committee of parent Telefonica SA. While leading O2, he significantly improved its growth trajectory through market leadership in brand, customer satisfaction and loyalty, making it the most successful wireless operation in the UK and the most efficient within the Telefonica Group.
Ronan will be responsible for all aspects of Verizon Wireless’ operations, including marketing operations, wireless operations, network operations, customer care and digital operations.