Mark Roden, the founder of Dublin-based mobile services firm Ding, has been named Ernst & Young entrepreneur of the year.
The firm recently became on the of world’s largest mobile phone top up providers after a major deal in Cuba.
Ding*, acquired www.RecargasaCuba.com, a website specialising in mobile top-up exclusively to Cuba.
Chief executive Mark Roden said the expertise of RecargasaCuba in the Cuban market “brings an invaluable insight that will help us grow our business in the region".
Headquartered in Dublin, with regional offices in Miami, Dubai, San Salvador, Bucharest and Dhaka, ding* employs 200 people.
The firm sends mobile top-up, instantly, to any phone, anytime, anywhere and is directly connected to 300 mobile operators in over 130 countries with a reach of over 3.5 billion phones.
Luis Flores, of RecargasaCuba.com, said the union with ding* shows the commitment of both companies to help Cubans abroad to stay in contact with and send support to their loved ones back in Cuba.