Carolan Lennon CEO-designate at eir
21st February 2018
eir has announced Carolan Lennon as Chief Executive Officer-designate, with David McRedmond as Non-Executive Chairman-designate. David is the Chief Executive Officer of An Post and will continue in that role which he has held since October 2016.
Both appointments will take effect after completion of the acquisition of a majority shareholding in eir by a consortium led by NJJ Telecom Europe. The acquisition is expected to be completed in the first half of this year.
Carolan Lennon joined eir in 2010 and is currently the Managing Director of its networks and wholesale division, open eir. In this role, Carolan has had responsibility for managing the installation and control of eir’s networks and broadband infrastructure across the country. She currently manages the largest team of employees in the company and is leading the rollout to connect 300,000 homes in rural Ireland with fibre broadband. She has held the position since October 2016
On her appointment, Carolan said she was excited about the opportunity to lead eir into what is a very exciting time for the company: “My priority and ambition is to work closely with the new owners on a strategic level to achieve one objective for eir – to provide the best mobile and broadband network to every household and business across Ireland through multi-year investments in innovative yet simple solutions. I believe this will be achieved through maximising efficiencies internally within the company and providing uncomplicated offerings and packages to Irish consumers and businesses.”