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Executive Insights: Market domination – DCC’s Donal Murphy shares insights for successful market growth

By Business & Finance
08 April 2024

Executive Insights is an in-conversation content series featuring thought leaders from across the Irish business community. Hosted by Business & Finance, in association with KPMG, the series explores business strategy and how to navigate the current climate.

This episode features Donal Murphy, CEO of DCC, in conversation with Sarah Freeman, Managing Editor, Business & Finance. DCC was the Business & Finance Company of the Month for September, 2023. 

I met with businessman Donal Murphy to delve into his career and glean insights into the extraordinary success of DCC under his leadership. Murphy has a positive approach in both business and life and is motivated by a drive for progress. “I’d love to be 20 years younger and that’s not because I don’t like being the age I am. I just see so much opportunity in the world going forward. With technology and the way the world is evolving, you can build global businesses easier than you could ten, fifteen or twenty years ago.”

Murphy spoke about some of the strategies that led to DCC’s nomination as Business & Finance Company of the Month for September 2023. He referenced the company’s 30 year history and the consistent strategic framework they have built over that time. He also spoke about building leadership positions in their respective markets and described the company’s decentralised structure. He noted the importance of strong financial discipline as a company and spoke about his own internal drive for success.

Watch the interview in full for insights into Murphy’s successful career and where he finds inspiration.

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