Richard Moat returns to industry as Eircom CFO


Former T-Mobile UK boss and Everything Everywhere deputy chief executive to join Irish telecoms provider in September

Richard Moat has been appointed as the new chief financial officer of Irish telecoms provider Eircom.

Moat (pictured) left Everything Everywhere last September after spending 18 months as deputy CEO and CFO of Everything Everywhere. Prior to that, he was T-Mobile UK CEO for a year prior to the joint venture announcement.

Eircom has also appointed Herb Hribar as its new CEO. He will replace Paul Donovan, who is leaving having led the company since July 2009. Hribar was previously president of Ameritech Wireless in the US, MD of Kabel Deutschland, COO of Cablecom in Switzerland and MD of wholesale/networks at Eircom Group.

Both will take up their roles in early September, joining the boards of Eircom Holdco S.A and Eircom Holdings (Ireland) Limited.

Eircom Group chairman Ned Sullivan said: “Eircom is delighted to have secured the services of two highly experienced and talented industry executives. Herb and Richard join eircom at an exciting time, with a recently restructured balance sheet and reduced debt.

“Herb will lead the continued transformation of eircom including the investment in our fibre network that will support new high bandwidth products to further position the business for the future.”