The Business & Finance Awards, in association with KPMG Ireland, celebrated a ‘New Era of Excellence’ at Dublin’s Convention Centre on 12th April, with 1,000 of Ireland’s business, political and social leaders in attendance at the celebrations.
Pfizer was awarded FDI of The Year at the Business & Finance Awards on April 12th. Paul Duffy, Vice President Operations for Pfizer, collected the award presented by Martin Shanahan, CEO of IDA Ireland.
“It’s an incredible recognition of the work that we do”, said Mr. Duffy.
For us to be chosen it’s a privilege and an honour.
Mr. Duffy would go on to say that it felt nice being awarded after what was such a busy year for the company.
“It’s been a busy year for us making the vaccine, it’s very much been head down and get the job done, so to get out and take this recognition on the back of all our colleagues in Ireland and we have brilliant colleagues in Ireland and they’re what make Pfizer what it is”.
The awards were the first to be hosted in person since 2019 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The night was a huge success with several familiar faces in attendance such as former Taoiseach Enda Kenny. The Business & Finance Awards celebrated its 47th year this year.
Business & Finance was launched in 1964 as Ireland’s first business magazine with the Awards programme established a decade later. The Business & Finance Awards is Ireland’s premier business awards programme and includes among its previous honorees outstanding leaders of our time across business, politics and wider society. This includes former United States President Bill Clinton, former British Prime Minister Sir John Major, former President of Ireland Mary Robinson, former Secretary-General of the United Nations Kofi Annan, President Michael D. Higgins, former ECB President Mario Draghi, former Taoiseach Enda Kenny, Senator George Mitchell, and Sir Bob Geldof, among others.