Susan Whelan, CEO of Leicester City Football Club will be honoured with a Global Irish Outstanding Achievement in Business Award at the 2016 Business & Finance Awards.
Dublin-born Susan Whelan has played a pivotal role in Leicester City’s incredible success as this year’s winners of the Premier League. Susan was appointed to the Leicester City Board as the owner’s representative when King Power completed its takeover of the Club in 2010. In July 2011, she was appointed CEO and since then has been responsible for all aspects of the club’s day-to-day management.
An astute business woman, Whelan has worked extensively in trade and retail. She began her career in her family jewellery store, moving on to work with Aer Rianta before taking up a number of retail jobs working internationally.
Whelan will attend this years Business & Finance Awards, taking place on December 15th at The Convention Centre Dublin, where she will accept a Global Irish Outstanding Achievement in Business Award. She will be joined by Sir Bob Geldof who will be awarded an Outstanding Contribution to Ireland Award on the night.
Since it’s launch in September 1964 as Ireland’s first business magazine, Business & Finance has celebrated over 50 years delivering insightful news, comment and analysis to and about the Irish and international business community.
The Business & Finance Awards Programme was established in 1974 and over the past 42 years it has become the longest running and most coveted business awards programme in Ireland.
Previous recipients of this Award, which was launched by President Clinton in 2010, include Senator George Mitchell, former British Prime Minister Sir John Major and last year former President of Ireland and UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Mary Robinson presented by Kofi Annan.
The 2016 Business & Finance Awards will take place on December 15th at The Convention Centre Dublin.