DIT colleague elected President of MBA Association of Ireland


Maeve O'Connell, a member of academic staff in the School of Accounting and Finance and lecturer on the DIT MBA programme, has been elected as the new President of the MBA Association of Ireland.  A native of Cork, Maeve graduated from UCC before going on to become a Barrister-at-Law at Kings Inns and to study for her MBA at Smurfit Business School in UCD.   Before moving to academia, Maeve worked with blue chip companies such as Diageo, Wyeth Pharmaceuticals, Kerry Group (in Shanghai) and Cadbury Ireland.   She succeeds Robert Cooper, the outgoing President, and becomes only the second woman to be elected to the office in the 46-year history of the Association. 

The MBA Association of Ireland (MBAAI) is a 2000-strong representative body for graduates holding the degree of Masters in Business Administration (MBA) living and working in Ireland.  Its mission is to improve the practice of management through continuous learning, to which end it organizes events throughout Ireland each year.   With an average age group of 35 - 40 years, ‌MBAAI members occupy middle and senior management positions within industry and commerce in Ireland.  Over 350 new MBAs join the Association each year. 

For more information on the association see www.mbaassociation.ie

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