Consumer >> CEO Interviews >> March 12, 2001

Gavin O’reilly – Independent News & Media (inws.l)

Gavin O'Reilly (36) was appointed Group Chief Operating Officer of Independent News & Media PLC ['INM'] in December 2001. He joined the international media group in 1993 and has held various roles including Managing Director of its yellow page directory division (1993-5), Director of Production Operations (1995-6), Deputy-Managing Director (1997) and Managing Director (1998-2000) of its main publishing division in Ireland. In 1998, he also assumed the role as Chief Executive of INM's entire Irish division, which is its largest individual division, contributing EUR75m in EBIT in 2002. An honours graduate of Georgetown University School of Business in Washington DC, he formerly worked in London for Advertising group DDB Needham. In the late '80's, he also worked in Stockbroking in London and Asia. He currently resides in Dublin where he is also Chairman of Dromoland Castle Hotel and serves on the board of Independent News & Media PLC, Ashford Castle Hotel, Norkom Technologies, and numerous charitable foundations including the Ireland Funds. He is Chairman of N.N.I. (National Newspapers of Ireland), which this June, hosts the 56th World Association of Newspaper Congress in Dublin. Profile
TWST: To set up the interview, could you give us a brief overview of

Independent News & Media including the company's history please Mr.


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