CNBC ESG Council

Carolan Lennon

Carolan Lennon, CEO - Eir
Courtesy of Eir

Carolan Lennon was appointed as eir's CEO in February 2018, having joined the company in 2010. Carolan is the first female chief executive of eir and is a senior independent director of AIB Group. Carolan is a passionate advocate for sustainability and gender diversity in the workplace, on her appointment she implemented a new management team composed of a 50/50 gender split.

Carolan has a wealth of experience in the telecommunications and technology sectors, having previously worked in Vodafone Ireland as Consumer Director. Prior to that, she held a number of strategic marketing roles with Vodafone, including Marketing Director. Before joining that company she worked with the Hibernian group and held a number of different technology roles in Allianz. She has a BSc from UCD and an MBA from Trinity and has also lectured in operations management at University level.

Carolan leads eir's sustainable business strategy, leading the business to be certified to the Business Working Responsibly Mark (ISO26000) in 2016 and again in 2019, and she is a member of AIB's Sustainable Business Advisory Committee.