About the event / Details

We are delighted to announce that Ibec's flagship business networking event will return to the RDS on 5 September 2024, in association with our event partners McCann FitzGerald and Spencer Stuart. 

Ibec’s most prestigious networking event, the Ibec President’s Dinner marks the annual handover of the Ibec Presidency. The event will be attended by 750+ senior industry leaders representing organisations across key sectors of the Irish economy. On the night, we will formally welcome Anne O'Leary, Head of Meta in Ireland as the new Ibec President. Anne will take over from the current Ibec President, Paul Duffy, Senior Vice President, Small Molecule Operations, Pfizer Global Supply. An Taoiseach, Simon Harris will deliver a keynote address.

Don’t miss the opportunity to network with leaders in Irish business and politics at this black-tie event by booking your seat or table of 10.

To learn more about the Ibec Board, please see here.

Ibec President / Outgoing President

Paul Duffy
Paul Duffy Senior Vice President, Small Molecule Operations, Pfizer Global Supply

Paul currently holds the role of Senior Vice President, Small Molecule Operations for Pfizer Global Supply (PGS) since 2018. In this, he has responsibility for a global market producing >24 billion doses of Solid Oral and other technologies annually. The network consists of 19 manufacturing sites across North and South America, Europe, AFME and APAC regions, which include Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient (API), Solid Orals and Local Market Supply Sites.

Paul has worked for Pfizer for over 30 years and has held multiple roles of increasing responsibility. More recently Paul was Vice President, for Innovative Product Portfolio Management, Transformation, Strategy & Innovation. He also held the role of Vice President for the Biopharmaceutical Manufacturing Operations and was leader of the PGS Transformation Team. Prior to that he led the External Supply Operating Unit & Pfizer Centre One and Business Development Team.

Paul is a current Board Member of Ibec and recently held the position of Chairperson of the Workplace Relations Commission. Over the years he has been a Board Member of various organisations including IDA Ireland and he was President of the American Chamber of Commerce.

He holds a B.S. in Chemistry and a Ph.D. in Synthetic Organic Chemistry from the University College Galway and an M.B.A. from the Open University in the U.K.

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Ibec President / Incoming President

Anne O'Leary
Anne O'Leary Head of Meta in Ireland

Anne O’Leary joined Meta in September 2022 as the Vice President of Mid-Market Global Business Group in EMEA. In May 2023, Anne was appointed Head of Meta Ireland to oversee the community and culture across three locations; Meta’s HQ in Ballsbridge Dublin, Clonee Data Centre in Meath and Reality Labs in Cork. Anne is a passionate advocate for diversity and inclusion, a commitment mirrored in Meta's workforce in Ireland, which comprises 80 teams representing over 110 nationalities.

In her day-to-day capacity, Anne collaborates closely with business leaders across the EMEA region, empowering them to harness the potential of Meta's apps to expand their reach and engage new customers.

Beyond her role at Meta, Anne also serves as the Vice President of Ibec and will take up the role of President in September 2024. She also holds seats on the boards of ERSI and Greencore. Anne previously spent 9 years as CEO in Vodafone Ireland, as well as spending time in BT Ireland as Managing Director and Esat Telecom as Regional Director.

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Start Date September 05, 2024
Time 7pm-10.30pm
Duration 1 day
Delegate Price Member
€300 (+VAT),
Non-Member
€325 (+VAT)
Table Price Member
€3,000 (+VAT),
Non-Member
€3,250 (+VAT)
Location RDS
Type Networking lunches and dinners
Contact events@ibec.ie

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