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Advisory Panel

The Going for Growth team is delighted that former Lead Entrepreneurs will continue to be associated with the initiative by serving on the advisory panel to further develop and strengthen the initiative.

Louise Phelan

Louise Phelan is Vice President of Global Operations Europe Middle East and Africa for PayPal. She leads 2,650 people supporting 14 different languages in Dublin, Dundalk and Berlin. Louise is a non-executive Director at Ryanair and former President of the American Chamber of Commerce in Ireland. She is also an industry representative on the National Competitiveness Council and the Action Plan for Jobs Implementation Group as appointed by An Taoiseach.

Louise joined PayPal in 2006. Prior to joining the company she was a member of the Senior Management Team for GE Money, a division of General Electric (GE).

Louise has been widely recognised for her contribution to Ireland including being named the Great Place to Work ‘Most Trusted Leader’ 2014, being presented with the Sir Michael Smurfit Achievement Award by The Ireland Chamber of Commerce United States (2012) and the Businesswoman of Year accolade at the InBusiness Editor's Choice Awards in December 2013. She was also Business Woman of Year Award 2013, as awarded at the Women Mean Business Conference, and was presented with an Outstanding Contribution to the Irish Industry Award by the (CCMA) in 2012.