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The IoD Autumn Lunch 2018, kindly sponsored by William Fry, takes place on Friday, 21st September 2018 in the Clayton Hotel, Burlington Road, Upper Leeson Street, Dublin 4 (former Burlington Hotel) and we are delighted to welcome Tony Smurfit, Chief Executive Officer, Smurfit Kappa Group as our guest speaker.
The pre-lunch reception will take place at 12.30pm followed by lunch at 1.00pm sharp. Cancellations will be accepted if received in writing by Friday, 24th August 2018. There will be strictly no refunds after this date.
Fully Booked please call Sharon Kirwan on 01 4110010 for cancellations.
For all queries contact Sharon Kirwan on 01 411 0010 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Chief Executive Officer, Smurfit Kappa Group
He was Chief Operations Officer from November 2002 to September 2015 and he has held a number of other management positions having worked in various parts of the organisation both in the United States and Europe since he joined the company in 1986. He was elected to the Board of Directors in 1989.
Today, Smurfit Kappa operates in 34 countries globally and employs 45,000 people. The company is currently listed on the Dublin and London Stock Exchanges and has a market capitalisation of almost €6 billion.
He was born in Wigan, England in 1963 and following his early schooling in Ireland, he attended the University of Scranton in Pennsylvania where he graduated in 1995 with a Bachelor of Management Science.
He is a former Director of Aer Rianta (the Irish Airport Authority which is owned by the Irish Government), the Irish National Stud (an Irish Government owned operation), C&C, plc and currently sits on the Board of Ibec and ERT (European Round Table of Industrialists).
He was appointed Honorary Consul of Mexico to Ireland in 2003 and was honoured by the French Government in 2004 when he was nominated Chevalier of the French Legion of Honour. He was subsequently nominated Commander of the French Legion of Honour in 2017. He holds an Honorary Doctorate of Business Administration and is a member of the Turf Club of Ireland.
He is married to Sharon and they have 4 children.
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