Business 100 – 2019

Ronan Dunne/Verizon Consumer Group

Ronan Dunne is Executive Vice President and CEO of Verizon Consumer Group, the largest division of Verizon Communications, the leading U.S. telecoms provider. He leads the teams responsible for delivering wireline, TV, and wireless connected experiences to more than 100 million consumers every day.Ronan is a board member and officer of CTIA, the U.S. 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.Born and raised in Dublin, Ireland, Ronan maintains strong links with Ireland, including membership in the Global Irish Network and the Irish International Business Network, (IIBN) and works closely with Enterprise Ireland, the IDA, and Invest NI. He received the 2019 Corporate Leadership Award from the Ireland Funds.“I’m a very proud of my Irish heritage and of the role played by the Irish diaspora globally,” he says. “As a business leader I draw heavily on that heritage and value greatly the opportunity to represent our country and our culture.”