Reunites with Telefonica colleague Stephen Shurrock
Former O2 Group sales director Ben Dowd has returned to the telecoms industry as Lebara’s chief commercial officer.
The move reunites Down with his old running mate at O2 Stephen Shurrock who was appointed CEO of Lebara two years ago.
Shurrock spent 15 years working for O2 Telefonica in various positions such as CEO of Telefonica Digital Services, CEO O2 Ireland and Sales Director of O2 UK.
Dowd returns to the industry after departing Onecom in October 2020, where he was CEO.
He confirmed his new role at the MVNO in a LinkedIn post, revealing he joined Lebara in September initially on an interim basis.
Founded in 2001, Lebara specialises in providing cheap international and national call rates.
An industry veteran, Dowd spent over 15 years at O2 in various senior roles.
Prior to this he worked for BT Cellnet (which would later rebrand to O2) for just over six years.