Verizon Wireless has a new EVP in O2 veteran Ronan Dunne

Ronan Dunne

Verizon has made another bold acquisition, this time of the experienced Ronan Dunne who previously led O2 in the UK.

He takes up the role of executive vice president and group president of Verizon Wireless weeks after the company purchased Yahoo’s core business for $5bn.

Dunne will take up the role in December, reporting to John Stratton, executive vice president and president of company operations.

Marketing, network, customer service and digital will all fall under Dunne’s remit.

“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.”

He left the O2 in July, after the proposed merger with Telefonica was scuppered by the competition authority.

He was one of the longest serving mobile chief executives in the UK, driving O2’s customer base from 18 million to 25 million, said the company.

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