Leading Entrepreneur Inspires At Ulster

Telecoms entrepreneur Denis O’Brien will give an inspirational talk at the University of Ulster’s Belfast campus tomorrow.

The Irish businessman will be guest speaker at Belfast-based chartered accountants, FPM’s 20th Anniversary Leadership Lecture, hosted by broadcaster Gerry Kelly.

Denis O'Brien is one of Ireland's and indeed the world's leading entrepreneurs with extensive investments across several sectors including international telecoms, radio, media, property, aircraft leasing, golf and other leisure interests.

Feargal McCormack, Managing Partner at FPM and Visiting Professor at the Ulster Business School, said: “We are greatly honoured that Denis O’Brien agreed to be guest speaker at this special anniversary event.”

The lecture, being held in association with the University’s Ulster Business School, is part of the Management Leadership Network (MLN), Management February 2012.

Professor Marie McHugh, Dean of the Ulster Business School, said: “We are delighted that our Visiting Professor, Feargal McCormack, and his team at FPM have chosen to work with the Ulster Business School in organising this special event in the firm’s history. Denis O’Brien is someone who, time and time again, has demonstrated expert management, leadership and business acumen and he is an excellent role model for our students.”

Chairman of the privately owned Digicel Group, one of the fastest growing mobile telephone operators in the world, Denis O’Brien founded the company in 2001. Since then the company has extended its operations to 32 markets with over 11 million subscribers in the Caribbean, Central America and the Pacific regions.

Denis is also founder and Chairman of the Communicorp Group, which owns and manages a portfolio of media and broadcasting related companies in Ireland and other European countries.

Outside of his extensive business interests, Denis chaired the 2003 Special Olympic World Games in Ireland. He serves as a Director on the US Board of Concern Worldwide and is the Chairman and Co-founder of Frontline, the International Foundation for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders based in Dublin.