Kerry Group – DCU Alumni Event
‘Lead where you are’ – (Daire Keogh) Kerry Group Invites DCU Alumni Team to their Global Headquarters to establish a strategic partnership
On the 25th of January, Daire Keogh and the DCU executive board members were invited to join the Kerry Group at their Kildare site for the first DCU Alumni event. The alumni breakfast event was organised by DCU Graduate – Josh Clinton (Project Manager) who graduated from the Bachelor of Business Studies from Dublin City University in 2021. This gathering posed an opportunity for staff at DCU and Kerry to network and discuss potential collaboration opportunities including but not limited to career pathways, intra-placements, research (for example DCU’s AI and biotechnology research initiatives), engagement, mentorship, and enhancing the DCU alumni network (within Kerry).
In relation to career pathway exploration, there were mutually beneficial opportunities for DCU and Kerry. both at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.
With a strong alumni network in Kerry of 300 people stretching globally, over 40 members of the senior leadership team were in attendance. Notable attendees from Kerry Group were Edmond Scanlon (Global CEO), Michelle Healy (Chief Human Resources Officer), Catherine Keogh (Chief Corporate Affairs and Brands Officer), Claire Salmon (Group Financial Controller), Patrick Cooney (CFO) and Malcolm Sheil (CCO).
There were numerous collaboration opportunities identified during the event. As Kerry looks to continue this relationship in future innovations moving forward.
Many thanks to the DCU Alumni Team Ross Munnelly, Laura Mahoney, Blanaid White, Geraldine Hickey, Jason Sherlock, Dominic Elliott, and Eoghan Stack for their contribution to the success of the event.
Author: Josh Clinton, International PMO, Kerry Group
Graduate of the Bachelor of Business Studies (2021)