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TCD Speaker Spotlight - Dermot Mannion


The third of our Speaker Spotlights is Dermot Mannion.

Dermot holds a Business Degree from Trinity College Dublin, is also a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland and has gone on to assume leadership roles in aviation and technology in three continents.

Ultimately promoted to the position of President Group Support Services at Emirates, Mr. Mannion saw the airline grow from an initial fleet of just two aircraft to eighty units within 10 years. Subsequently, he was appointed CEO of Aer Lingus in Dublin taking the airline public on the London and Dublin stock exchanges and going on to receive Irish Business Personality Award in 2008.

Most recently, Dermot completed his term of office as Deputy Chairman of Royal Brunei Airlines (RB) in Far East. During his tenure, the airline restructuring received the prestigious ATTA Asia Turnaround of the Year Award in 2013 and RB was also a recipient of one of the Global Rebrand 100 Awards 2014. In the prestigious Skytrax Passenger Survey of Most Loved Airlines 2016, RB was voted in 10th position among a total survey population of 430 airlines worldwide.

Dermot has also held non-executive positions on the board of directors of one of the largest IT companies in the Far East based in Singapore, together with a large and prestigious hotel project also based in the Far East.

In his career, he has an excellent track record in identifying and mentoring management talent of multiple nationalities. He intends to build on his work in this area in his new consulting venture - Dermot Mannion Consult and has already completed mentoring assignments for a prestigious international consultancy in Boston, Chicago, London and Zurich.

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