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Monday 18 December 2017

Alexander Proudfoot recruits former Eircell boss Brewer

John Mulligan

Former Eircell boss Stephen Brewer has joined top UK-based global consultancy firm Alexander Proudfoot and will lead the company's operations in Ireland.

Mr Brewer headed Eircom's Eircell unit for five years until 2001, when it was sold to Vodafone.

Most recently, he has helped Denis O'Brien's Digicel mobile telephone group establish operations in Trinidad and Tobago.

He is also a shareholder in recently launched Irish mobile virtual operator Just Mobile.

Mr Brewer told the Irish Independent that he was responsible for drumming up business here and that he was hopeful of gaining mandates from a variety of companies, including, possibly, financial institutions.

Alexander Proudfoot has already worked for firms here including CRH, Bord na Mona and Kerry Group, while globally it works with clients as diverse as Audi, Unilever, American Express and private equity groups such as Terra Firma and Cinven.

When Mr Brewer left Eircell he moved to Vodafone in the UK, while his replacement at Eircell -- which was then rebranded under the Vodafone moniker -- was current Eircom chief executive Paul Donovan.

Mr Brewer added that Alexander Proudfoot generally did quick turnarounds, identifying specific issues and delivering solutions within about six weeks. "We believe in results, not reports," he said. Alexander Proudfoot claims that its involvement with clients results solely in increased returns on investment.

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