Ailbhe Mullen joined IIBN in 2015 as Executive Director in the London Head Office, having previously been a founding board member of IIBN New York Chapter which launched in 2008. Ailbhe lived in New York for 22 years and worked in the Hotel & Hospitality and Real Estate industries. Prior to moving to London, Ailbhe opened a restaurant in the West Village, Lower Manhattan and also worked with The Corcoran Group as Senior Sales Executive. Ailbhe was honoured at the IIBN Opportunity Conference 2014 with the Outstanding Contribution Award. She was also honoured as one of the ‘Top 40 under 40 Irish/Irish American ′ by the Irish Echo. Ailbhe has a Masters degree in Hotel & Hospitality Management from Colchester University in England and a diploma in Human Resources Management from New York University.