Verizon hires former Vidéotron chief as deputy CEO

Verizon hires former Vidéotron chief as deputy CEO

04 June 2021 | Alan Burkitt-Gray

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Manon Brouillette, the former CEO of Canadian cable and telecoms company Vidéotron, is the new COO of Verizon’s Consumer Group and will be deputy to CEO Ronan Dunne.

Her role at Verizon will be to turn the consumer group “into a fully integrated technology company” while driving its 5G programme.

“She has built and scaled brands, moving companies into new markets with rapid yet sustainable growth,” said Dunne. “Her new role at Verizon Consumer Group is designed to help us maintain our operational excellence as we support our customers in a 4G world while accelerating towards a high-growth 5G future.”

Brouillette was with Vidéotron for almost 15 years, rising from VP of marketing to president and CEO. After leaving the company two years ago she has also held non-executive positions, including board director of Altice USA and of the National Bank of Canada.

She joins an increasingly international team at the top of Verizon, where Dunne, former CEO of O2 UK, is Irish and the group CEO, Hans Vestberg, the former head of Ericsson, is Swedish. Rima Qureshi, the chief strategy officer, is another Canadian, and is also a former Ericsson executive.

“Our new organisational structure will fuel our relentless focus on growth and serving our customers,” said Dunne.

“Our investment in C-band spectrum and the pending Tracfone acquisition are critical enablers to continue expanding our consumer business on a national scale through opportunities like 5G mobility and fixed wireless access. Our customers are looking to us to build the future and unlock a more connected world.”