Donal is an experienced senior executive and an active investor. He has over 10 years’ experience in the highly successful Digicel Group of telecoms companies in the Caribbean and Central America including roles as Chief Operating Officer and Chief Executive Officer. He was previously involved with the Irish mobile telecommunications company Esat Digifone as a member of the team responsible for the rollout of the network throughout Ireland.
Over the last 5 years Donal has been involved in developing and investing in businesses spanning technology, property, financial services, media, hospitality and utilities both in Ireland and internationally through his investment platform, Kilcullen Kapital Partners, of which he is a 50% shareholder. He is Co- Chairman of Kilcullen Investment Management.
Donal is the Managing Director of Donal O’Shaughnessy & Associates Limited, a Telecom’s Consultancy and Advisory platform. Through this platform, he has been retained by Eircom/Meteor & O2 Telefonica to establish and provide MD leadership to the Network Sharing partnership Mosaic. He also provides advisory and representative services to a number of international banks and Funds such as Centerbridge Partners, Macquarie and Infravia Capital Partners.
Donal is Chairman of Cignal, an Irish based Telecom’s Infrastructure provider. Cignal is Ireland’s newest player in the fast growing Communications Infrastructure sector. Having recently acquired the communications assets of State Owned “Coillte Teoranta”, Cignal is one of the leading providers of Communications Sites right across Ireland.
Donal has a professional background in Business Administration, Start-ups, Acquisition Integration, Engineering and Management. He is a Professional Chartered Engineer with both Engineers Ireland and the Institute of Civil Engineers in the UK. He is also a member of the Institute of Directors in Ireland.