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  • Executive Leadership Breakfast – 31st March 2015 | MERC Partners
    the Taxback Group Knowledge Centre MERC Partners Annual Leadership Survey Executive Expectations 2013 Knowledge Centre B F Business Person of the Month March 2013 Martin Murphy MD Hewlett Packard HP Ireland Knowledge Centre B F Business Person of the Month February 2013 Louise Phelan VP of global operations EMEA PayPal Knowledge Centre General Counsel Survey Knowledge Centre Kieran Duff of MERC Partners joins business leaders at Ireland Day London Stock Exchange Knowledge Centre The Right Environment Knowledge Centre B F Business Person of the Month April 2013 John Moloney group managing director Glanbia Knowledge Centre So you want to be headhunted Knowledge Centre Business Person of the Month Industry Assignments Below is a representative sample of search assignments that we have completed Select the industry or discipline below Filter by Industry Sector B2B Services Consumer Goods Retail Education Energy Resources Financial Services Government Public Sector Industrial Construction Life Sciences Healthcare Media Entertainment Not For Profit Professional Services Technology ICT Transport Or by Functional Discipline CEO MD GM Consulting Advisory Finance Risk Legal Human Resources IT Technical Non Executive Directors Operations Sales Marketing Commercial Supply Chain Procurement Executive Leadership Breakfast 31st March 2015 About MERC Partners MERC Partners is Ireland s

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  • B&F Business Person of the Month, October 2013 – Christoph Mueller, CEO, Aer Lingus | MERC Partners
    strength of the airlines long haul business retail revenue initiatives and contract flying Although Aer Lingus had significantly higher year on year operational activity in the quarter as a result of the additional A330 deployed on its long haul services and the contract flying business operating costs increased marginally by just 0 4 This is due to a reduction in fuel costs airport charges and overheads partly offset by increases in staff costs depreciation and the effect of a reduction in gains on foreign exchange hedging Aer Lingus has delivered an operating profit of 94 9 million for Q3 2013 which is 4 4 ahead of prior year despite challenging conditions Christoph Mueller Aer Lingus CEO said As stated in our trading update on September 13th good weather conditions and strong price competition have hurt our short haul performance However long haul revenue growth was impressive and the market has absorbed the extra capacity we added on the North Atlantic this summer We continued our tight cost management with operating costs increasing in the quarter by just 0 4 despite a 2 9 increase in capacity deployed and the costs of operating our wet lease business However I must again express my disappointment that the ongoing process to resolve pension issues continues to have a negative impact on our ability to deliver efficiencies and cost saving measures particularly in respect of our recent voluntary severance programme According to Mueller We do not expect any improvement in the short haul environment for the rest of 2013 which remains characterised by heavily discounted fare offerings across Europe The 2013 outlook on long haul remains positive with the exception of some weakness expected in November which was previously communicated We maintain our current guidance for full year 2013 operating profit before net exceptional

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  • IIC Partners Welcomes Three New Executive Search Firms into Membership | MERC Partners
    Risk Legal Human Resources IT Technical Non Executive Directors Operations Sales Marketing Commercial Supply Chain Procurement IIC Partners Welcomes Three New Executive Search Firms into Membership New York NY February 12 2014 IIC Partners one of the world s top ten global executive search organizations announced today the acceptance of three new highly distinguished and independently owned retained executive search firms into its global membership IIC Partners welcomes Per Ardua Associates London United Kingdom Conroy Ross Partners Toronto Canada Athena Executive Search and Consulting Gurgaon India The acceptance of these three new firms strengthens the global presence of IIC Partners and provides additional capabilities across our life sciences financial services energy and technology sectors said Christine Hayward Executive Director of IIC Partners Per Ardua Associates specializes in the financial services sector and was founded in 2008 by Simon Hearn Chief Executive Officer Prior to founding Per Ardua Associates Simon served as Co Head of global financial services for Russell Reynolds Associates where he spent sixteen years Per Ardua Associates Ltd opened for business in May 2008 and is now 12 strong Based in the heart of the City of London Per Ardua is a high end financial services specialist boutique with a particular focus on insurance asset management consumer financial services corporate officers and board related recruitment IIC Partners appointed Simon Hearn as Deputy Leader of its financial services practice group Founded in 1994 by Jim Conroy Conroy Ross Partners is a search and consulting firm with 4 offices across Canada In 2002 Mike Ross joined the firm as Partner to establish and grow the consulting practice and the firm was given its dual namesake Whether it s recruiting the right talent or providing advice on the complexities of business Conroy Ross works with leadership teams to help their organizations

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  • B&F Business Person of the Month, July 2013 – Dr Paul Duffy, Vice President, Pfizer | MERC Partners
    key launches of medicines for stroke prevention rheumatoid arthritis and cancer as well as significant progress within our mid to late stage product pipeline There is opportunity for Pfizer s Irish sites to attract the development of new medicines while also continuing to manufacture existing important medicines Our Irish operations are significant and we have excellent colleagues across our sites dedicated to the highest standards of manufacturing quality and excellence This additional scale and capability arising from these investments ensure both sites are well placed for the future within the Pfizer global supply network Ringaskiddy investment The 30mn investment in Ringaskiddy is to develop specialist new capability to manufacture some of Pfizer s newest medicines in cancer and other future pipeline medicines This requires flexible development facilities capable of managing a wide range of processes and technology The introduction of flow processing and innovative technologies requires not just an investment in new equipment but also an increase and deepening of R D skills particularly in the area of real time analytical technologies flow processing new technology and scale up This investment ensures the Ringaskiddy site will be in a position to be considered for on going development work on new products not just for commercial launch but also for clinical products Grange Castle investment The 100mn investment in Grange Castle is to create additional manufacturing capacity by expanding the unit that produces protein drug substance using mammalian cell culture biotechnology This unit makes drug substance for Pfizer s biologic rheumatoid arthritis treatment and a new production line will be established that will increase capacity and thereby double productivity This in turn will release capacity to allow new mammalian biotechnology drug substances from Pfizer s development pipeline to be manufactured at the site Preparation is underway to allow construction to commence

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  • HR Industry to Experience Increased Mobility, Smarter Efficiency and Strengthened C-Suite Partnerships | MERC Partners
    HR Industry to Experience Increased Mobility Smarter Efficiency and Strengthened C Suite Partnerships HR executives will have to figure out how to work smarter to ensure they are able to meet the many demands put in front of them says Sally Stetson Co Founder and Principal Salveson Stetson Group NEW YORK NY April 23 2014 IIC Partners Executive Search Worldwide one of the world s top ten global executive search organizations today released its latest white paper IIC Partners Industry Insights Trends with Global Human Resource Executives focusing on emerging global trends within the HR industry The white paper examines the evolving role of the CHRO and the belief by senior executive search consultants that there will be increased executive mobility smarter efficiency and a strengthened partnership with the CEO for HR executives in 2014 Anne McCall Director of The Curzon Partnership based in London reveals that the HR sector will experience an increase in executive mobility As the global economy bounces back from the recession people will move who have sat tight in their jobs Some roles that were cut in the recession may be reinstated stated McCall This forecast is underscored in the 2013 BlueSteps Executive Mobility Report published by the Association of Executive Search Consultants The study revealed that 76 of senior executives worldwide were willing to change jobs immediately for the right new opportunity Sally Stetson Co Founder and Principal of Salveson Stetson Group anticipates an increased demand for CHROs with a renewed commitment to efficiency HR executives have focused a great deal of time on change management initiatives over the last number of years They are juggling multiple priorities with fewer resources and at the same time have to be connected with their business colleagues to ensure they are focused on the right issues Many

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  • B&F Business Person of the Month, March 2013 – Martin Murphy, MD, Hewlett Packard (HP) Ireland | MERC Partners
    to 700 staff to support software development cloud innovation and business services for HP worldwide Martin Murphy managing director of HP Ireland said the decision to construct a new facility in Galway was an exciting and important development Because HP Ireland employs around 4 500 people with facilities in Leixlip Dublin Galway and Belfast It operates in more than 170 countries around the world and brings together a portfolio that spans printing personal computing software services and IT infrastructure This investment in Ballybrit is an endorsement of Galway as a strategic location of choice for HP and affirms the company s ongoing commitment to its operations in this country Murphy said An Taoiseach Enda Kenny reiterated the point by saying that the project would provide a much needed boost to the construction industry HP has been a valued business partner in Ireland throughout the years and this new investment will see HP and Ireland remain at the forefront of software research and cloud computing technology Kenny said CV Martin Murphy is managing director of Hewlett Packard HP Ireland and is responsible for driving HP s business growth in the Irish market In recent years HP Ireland has achieved record growth and is now the largest IT and services provider in Ireland In June 2000 Murphy was appointed to the role having joined the company s consulting organisation in 1986 In 1995 he was made sales director and presided over year on year double digit growth across all product lines in both the North and South of Ireland during the 1990s Since then he has successfully steered the Irish operation through the Compaq merger one of the largest in the history of the State In addition Murphy has spearheaded various other global acquisitions locally including the acquisition in 2008 of Electronic

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  • B&F Business Person of the Month, November 2013 – Liam Casey, CEO, PCH International | MERC Partners
    trade fair in Taipei in the mid 1990s and after founding the company in Cork in 1996 PCH now employs over 5 000 employees working in offices in Ireland China and the US with a software development team in South Africa The company moves 10 million parts every day with an annual retail value of approximately 8bn Start ups Committed to assisting start up companies over the past two years Casey has established PCH Accelerator and Highway1 PCH Accelerator is designed to assist start ups who are in the process of developing hardware product concepts and bringing them to commercial readiness So far the PCH Accelerator programme has assisted start ups including Lark littleBits and Lively all of which have received substantial funding due to their involvement with Accelerator On November 20th LittleBits announced that it had raised 11 1mn in a funding round led by True Ventures and Foundry Group and two new investors Two Sigma Ventures and Vegas Tech Fund Previously the company raised 3 65mn in Series A funding and 850 000 in seed funding bringing its total funding to date to over 15mn Set up in June 2013 Highway1 is a four month incubator programme again with a focus on innovation and entrepreneurship and consists of taught modules in San Francisco and Shenzhen China up to 20 000 in seed capital and mentoring from high profile tech leaders A unique partnership In October 2013 PCH signed a Memorandum of Understanding MOU with the Tyndall National Institute to support the generation and scaling of new high tech start up companies in Ireland targeting the global market The announcement was made at the launch of Tyndall s five year strategic plan which aims to contribute to the generation of over 500 new jobs in high tech start up

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  • B&F Business Person of the Month, June 2013 – Robert Finnegan, CEO, Three Ireland | MERC Partners
    of Three has successfully positioned the company as the driving force for change in the Irish telecommunications market Revenues at Three grew by 16 to 174mn in 2012 following a 53 revenue growth in 2011 which reflects higher sales of smartphones and a higher customer base Three have a track record of firsts for consumers first to launch mobile broadband in Ireland and are now the mobile broadband leader Three were also the first to introduce innovative price plans like FlexiFix and of course brought you All You Can Eat Data before any other operator According to the company Three s challenger brand credentials are what make them the fastest growing network in Ireland So far Three has invested over 800mn in building its network and it continues to invest as its customer base grows In December 2008 Three won the Government contract to roll out broadband services to the remaining 10 of the country without adequate broadband Now thanks to Three many consumers and businesses in rural Ireland are connected to broadband In August 2010 Three became the lead sponsor of the Irish national football team and has an agreement with the FAI to support all the national teams until 2016 Three also works with the grassroots of football and supports a range of other sports and teams countrywide including Limerick s UL Bohs Waterford GAA and Waterford FC Global operator Three is 100 owned by Hutchison Whampoa Ltd HWL a renowned multinational conglomerate committed to innovation and technology Its diverse businesses employ over a quarter of a million people in 52 countries worldwide HWL s operations range from some of the world s biggest port operators and retailers to property development and infrastructure to innovative telecommunications and data services HWL is a leading global operator of mobile telecommunications

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