LONDON, August 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --
Łukasz Wejchert, CEO of Dirlango, becomes a strategic partner of Virgin Mobile Polska
Virgin Mobile Polska will be launching soon. This will mark the first country launch from the recently formed Virgin Mobile Central and Eastern Europe team. Virgin Mobile Polska will tap in to knowledge and best practice from Virgin Mobile, the world’s biggest international virtual operator, and their experienced local business partner Łukasz Wejchert, the CEO of Dirlango.
The Virgin Group encompasses over 400 diverse companies, employing more than 50 thousand people, in 35 countries. The Virgin Group’s worldwide income reached $20 billion in 2011.
Virgin Mobile is a global mobile brand formed in 1999, in the UK. Today it has almost 20 million users in 8 countries. In addition to the UK, it operates successfully in Australia (since 2000), United States (2001), Canada (2005), South Africa (2006), France (2006), India (2008) and Chile (2012).
Virgin Mobile decided to launch its Central and Eastern Europe activities in Poland because it is a large market where mobile customers, particularly Pre-Pay customers, are poorly served by the existing network operators, creating a great opportunity for Virgin Mobile to differentiate itself.
“We have been watching the development of the Central and Eastern European mobile telecommunication markets for years and we are convinced the Polish market is now ready for an operator like Virgin Mobile Polska” says Kristian Myrup, CEO of Virgin Mobile Central and Eastern Europe. “We will bring first class service to a market where Pre-Pay customers have been treated like second class citizens” he adds (www.virginmobilecee.com).
Another essential ingredient, in the formula for Virgin Mobile success in Poland, is finding a business partner that understands the local market and its needs perfectly, but at the same time understands and shares the unique philosophy of the Virgin Group.
“Virgin owes its worldwide success to the extraordinary people that build it together. This is why I am happy that from the very beginning Virgin Mobile Polska is going to receive substantial support from a local business partner, Łukasz Wejchert “ says Richard Branson, founder of the Virgin Group.
Łukasz Wejchert, formerly CEO of Onet.pl, Poland’s largest online media company, is now the CEO of Dirlango, a company founded to build innovative, digital businesses, through the smart application of convergent technologies; optimising and integrating the on-line and off-line worlds (www.dirlango.com).
“I very much admire the innovative business approach of Richard Branson, as well as Virgin’s track record of success in diverse businesses worldwide. I am delighted to be part of Virgin Mobile Polska – it is an exciting business with great potential” says Łukasz Wejchert.
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About Łukasz Wejchert
Łukasz, long time CEO of Onet.pl, recently exited Poland’s largest on-line media group to develop his new venture Dirlango. Dirlango focuses on technology and mobile driven projects and has so far launched itaxi.pl, Poland’s first taxi ordering app, and is introducing the social gifting service Wrapp into the Polish market.
Over the past decade Łukasz Wejchert developed Onet.pl into an on-line media platform generating annual EBITDA of 23 million Euros. In 2006, he was appointed Vice President of publicly listed TVN - Onet.pl's parent company and Poland’s leading broadcasting media group. In addition, he was also a shareholder and Member of the Executive Board of the ITI Group – the controlling shareholder of TVN.
Dirlango builds and creates innovative technology driven products, which seamlessly integrate the on-line and off-line worlds. Dirlango was founded in early 2012 by Łukasz Wejchert, supported by a team of passionate tech lovers with deep experience of the on-line, media and telecomms industries. To find out more, please visit
About the Virgin Group
The Virgin Group is a leading international branded investment company and one of the world’s most recognised and respected brands. Conceived in 1970 by Sir Richard Branson, the Virgin Group has gone on to grow successful businesses in sectors ranging from mobile telephony and media to transportation, travel, financial services, hotels, health and fitness, as well as renewable technologies and space tourism. Virgin has created more than 400 branded companies worldwide and employs more than 50,000 people, in 35 countries. Its global branded revenues in 2011 exceeded £13 billion (approx. US$20 billion). To find out more, please visit
About Virgin Mobile Central and Eastern Europe
Virgin Mobile Central and Eastern Europe (VMCEE) was founded in 2011, in order to develop exciting Virgin Mobile businesses across the CEE region. Its ambition is to become the leading virtual network operator (MVNO) in this high growth potential area; by innovating to make things better for consumers, by delivering superior service and by bringing the Virgin brand to life, with passion, attitude and creative flair. To find out more, please visit www.virginmobilecee.com
SOURCE Virgin Mobile