20 February 2018
| Alan Burkitt-Gray
Carolan Lennon, the managing director of Eir’s wholesale operations in Ireland, is to become CEO of the group.
Lennon, who has headed the
wholesale operation since 2014, will take over the top job as
soon as NJJ Telecom Europe completes its purchase of the
NJJ, which already owns Salt, the Swiss mobile operator, and
Monaco Telecom, is the investment vehicle of Xavier Niel, who
owns French operator Iliad.
Lennon will take over from Richard Moat, the former Orange,
T-Mobile and EE executive who became CFO of Eircom –
as it was then – in 2012 and CEO in 2014. Moat
announced his intention to step down with the NJJ
She said today: "One objective for Eir [is] to provide the best
mobile and broadband network to every household and business
across Ireland through multi-year investments."
Lennon joined Eircom in 2010 and, as managing director of its
networks and wholesale division, has had responsibility for
managing the installation and control of networks and broadband
infrastructure across Ireland.
She manages the largest team of employees in the group and is
leading the rollout to connect 300,000 homes in rural Ireland
with fibre broadband. She has held this position since October
Before 2010 Lennon worked for Vodafone for five years, as
marketing director and then consumer director. She has a degree
in information technology from University College Dublin and an
MBA from Trinity College Dublin.
At the same time a new chairman is coming into Eir. David
McRedmond is the CEO of An Post, the Irish post office, and he
will continue in that role – which he has held since
October 2016. He worked for Eircom for seven years as managing
director enterprises and group commercial director until