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Denis O’Brien

Digicel Group

Denis O’Brien is Chairman of the privately-owned Digicel Group, one of the fastest growing mobile operators in the world.

Denis founded Digicel in 2001 when the company launched a GSM cellular phone service in the Caribbean. Digicel has extended its operations to 31 markets with over 13 million subscribers in the Caribbean, Central America and Pacific regions.

He is one of Ireland’s leading entrepreneurs with extensive investments across several sectors including international telecoms, radio, media, property, aircraft leasing, golf and other leisure interests. He also founded Communicorp Group which owns and manages a portfolio of media and broadcasting-related companies in Ireland and eight other European countries.