EasyGo appoints Oliver Chatten as new CEO

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Erapid Charger Company Limited, trading as “EasyGo”, the largest private car charging network operator in Ireland, has today announced the appointment of Oliver Chatten, a former executive at the Digicel Group, as the company’s new CEO. Fennell Photography 2024

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Erapid Charger Company Limited, trading as “EasyGo”, the largest private car charging network operator in Ireland, has today announced the appointment of Oliver Chatten, a former executive at the Digicel Group, as the company’s new CEO.

Oliver brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the EasyGo team, having successfully directed, developed and operated businesses in the finance, technology and telecommunications sectors in Ireland and internationally for nearly a quarter of a century.

The appointment further bolsters the EasyGo executive team, with the recent announcements of Mick McAteer on the executive committee and David Fitzgerald as Chief Revenue Officer.

Commenting on the news, Chris Kelly, Head of International Infrastructure Strategy at EasyGo said: “The appointment of Oliver is a major coup for EasyGo and continues an exciting phase we are in right now. Oliver has a proven track record of success wherever he has been, and we welcome his knowledge and expertise as we continue to drive our expansion plans.

“Our mission is to decarbonise transport by providing accessible and efficient EV charging solutions for all motorists across Ireland. We have ambitious targets, and by 2032 we will roll out over 3,000 fast DC chargers onto the national charging network while adding over 20,000 commercial AC chargers into apartment buildings, hotels and other key locations.

Mr Chatten added: “I’m delighted to be joining EasyGo and working in a sector that is pivotal to Ireland’s climate response. EasyGo will be at a forefront of the response, providing the vital infrastructure that the country needs to give them confidence to transition to electric. It’s an exciting future and one I’m looking forward to.

“2023 was a busy year for EasyGo, which saw investment of €30 million by Aviva Investors, the global asset management business of Aviva plc, leading to the creation of 60 new jobs at EasyGo. So far in 2024, 18 of those 60 jobs have already been filled. Rubicon Capital Advisors, through its asset management business, also announced it had increased its investment in EasyGo to an over 50% shareholding, following its initial first investment in EasyGo three years ago”

EasyGo is Ireland’s fastest-growing and largest privately owned EV charge point operator and turnkey solutions provider. The company now has 51 staff in total and currently has 77,000 registered users across the island of Ireland.

EasyGo’s EV charging network provides access to over 4,000 charging points in 1,500 locations across Ireland. The EasyGo app currently has over 60,000 registered subscribers and grew by approximately 2,000 new users each month in 2023.