LIBS is pleased to announce that our Business Leaders series is back this April
Join us on Wednesday 20th April to hear from inspirational Irish business leaders Paul Kelly of Applegreen and David Forde of Heineken UK.
Paul Kelly, Chief Financial Officer, Applegreen
Paul has been CFO of Applegreen since July 2014, following a diverse career in corporate finance and management, including 7 years as a director with Heiton Group and as CEO of large scale businesses in the retail, manufacturing, waste management and facility services sectors.
From a single petrol forecourt station in 1992, Applegreen has grown into a multinational business with over 200 sites across three countries and is the number one operator of motorway service stations in the Republic of Ireland. In 2015, floated on the London and Irish Stock Exchange and on AIM in the UK
David Forde, Managing Director, Heineken UK
Currently Managing Director of Heineken UK, David also spent four years in the same role in Heineken Ireland. Irish born David has worked for Heineken since 1988, when he joined the sales and marketing team of Heineken Ireland before moving on to various roles throughout the UK, Poland and The Netherlands. Heineken UK is the number one beer and cider operator in the market and also owns significant pub estates through its chain, Star Pubs. His time working for Heineken on both sides of the Irish Sea has given David a unique insight into both the common and contrasting characteristics of British and Irish consumers.