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June 6, 2019
  • An Evening with Dómhnal Slattery, CEO and Founder, Avolon

  • Jun 6, 2019 from 6:00pm to 9:00pm
  • Location: Grant Thornton, Dublin
  • Description:

    IIBN Dublin and Grant Thornton are delighted to host one of Ireland's leading entrepreneurs, Dómhnal Slattery, for a Keynote Presentation on Thursday, 6th June 2019.  

    Former GPA executive Domhnal Slattery (52) made €32m when he sold aircraft leasing company Avolon to Chinese firm Bohai for €1.2bn in 2015.  He is still leading the firm and it has been a busy year, with a huge €10bn order for 100 Airbus jets going through in December.

    Last year, Orix Corporation bought 30pc of Avolon through the Japanese group's Dublin-based aviation subsidiary for $2.2bn (€1.93bn), implying an Avolon enterprise value of $23.7bn (€20.8bn).

    Now based in Hong Kong, where he still leads Avolon, Slattery made his first big splash when he sold his first aviation business, International Aviation Management, to RBS for €45m in 2001. 

    Join us for what should be a fascinating insight into the world of aviation and the entrepreneurial challenges associated…

  • Created by: Jane Kenny
  • Tags: dómhnal slattery, grant thornton, iibn dublin
July 5, 2019
  • An Evening with Philomena

  • Jul 5, 2019 from 6:00pm to 9:00pm
  • Location: Dublin
  • Description:

    Philomena Lee (born 1933) is an Irish woman whose life was chronicled in the 2009 book The Lost Child of Philomena Lee by Martin Sixsmith.

    The book was made into a film titled Philomena (2013), which was nominated for four Academy Awards, including Best Lead Actress for Judi Dench's portrayal of Philomena, and Best Picture.

    Philomena is now an advocate and spokesperson for adoption rights.

    Join us to listen to the remarkable story from the much-admired Philomena Lee and get an understanding of a period in Irish history that many of us would rather forget.  (Date to be confirmed.)


  • Created by: Jane Kenny
  • Tags: philomena, iibn dublin