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CEO 100 Index launched with guest of honour Dr Nora Khaldi

By Business & Finance
26 October 2018
Guest of honour, Dr Nora Khaldi, and Business & Finance Publisher Ian Hyland. Photo: Finbarr O’Rourke

Last night, Business & Finance released its annual CEO 100 Index with guest of honour Dr Nora Khaldi

The CEO 100 Index 2018 was launched last night at the Shelbourne Hotel to an excellent attendance of CEOs from Ireland’s top companies. Launching the event, Business & Finance publisher Ian Hyland spoke about the high standard of business leaders in Ireland and their impressive achievements across a wide range of sectors before quoting Peter Drucker’s maxim on management and leadership:

Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things.

Magnet Networks Ireland, Managing Director Stephen Brewer

Stephen Brewer, MD, Magnet Networks Ireland. Photo: Finbarr O’Rourke

Stephen Brewer, Managing Director of Magnet Networks Ireland, then addressed the room. Highly experienced as a CEO, Mr Brewer was keen to pass on his encouragement to CEOs with what he learnt when he worked with John Cleese and the story of Gordon the Guided Missile – to be successful one had to to keep changing course and approach in order to hit the target, saying:

Too many companies set a target and ignore the changing market dynamics and customer preferences and end up missing their target, the EBIT and their bonus!

Guest of honour at the CEO 100, Dr Nora Khaldi

Dr Nora Khaldi, Nuritas. Photo: Finbarr O’Rourke

Being honoured that night was Nuritas founder and CSO, Dr Nora Khaldi who spoke about her company’s journey from her kitchen table developing molecules to their brand new state-of-the-art lab in Dawson Street, the largest lab in Dublin city centre. She also gave her thoughts on the night’s theme of leadership, saying,

Being a CEO is a lonely business, but the key to leadership is perseverance.

CEO 100 Index video, photos and download

To see a brief overview of the night, including a number of CEOs and business leaders’ thoughts on leadership, please see the video below.

Photo gallery of the CEO 100 Index 2018 launch.

CEO 100 Index 2018

Photos: Finbarr O’Rourke

To download the CEO 100 Index 2018 please click here.