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Paul Kelly

Head of Sectors and Director, Food Drink Ireland

Paul leads Food Drink Ireland (FDI) which is the main trade association for the food and drink industry in Ireland.

FDI provides leadership and direction on a number of key strategic issues, including the economic importance and reputation of the sector, sustainability, competitiveness, innovation, trade, skills, regulation and general food chain policy.

He is also an Ibec Strategic Business Lead, one of three Head of Sectors with responsibility for heading up a designated Strategic Business Unit (SBU) within Ibec, Ireland’s largest  lobby and business representative group.

His role is to provide support, development and leadership across an SBU and support Ibec the business, in delivering its strategic goals and priorities.

He holds a Batchelors Degree in Electronic Engineering from the University of Limerick and a Masters Degree in Applied Science from University College Dublin.