The Board of Kepak Group, the leading Irish Food company, is pleased to announce the appointment of Prof. Damien McLoughlin as a non-executive director.
Prof. McLoughlin is Anthony C. Cunningham Professor of Marketing and Marketing Subject Area Head at UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School, specialising in agribusiness strategy and marketing.
Prof. McLoughlin is also a visiting professor at some of the world’s preeminent business schools including the S.C. Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell University, the Indian School of Business, ESMT (Berlin), NYU Stern School and Tuck School at Dartmouth College. He has also contributed to senior executive programs in agribusiness at both Harvard Business School, IMD and Purdue University.
Prof. McLoughlin has worked on the development and marketing of agribusiness sustainability programmes in a number of countries and has written a number of case studies on industry-leading firms on this topic. Damien also played a pioneering role in the development of Bord Bia’s highly acclaimed talent development programmes, including in the area of sustainability, which is growing annually in popularity among graduates aspiring to develop careers in the Irish food and drinks sectors.
Prof. McLoughin has published more than seventy papers and two books on strategy and marketing issues as well as twenty-five case studies relating to leadership and strategy issues in global food and agribusiness, covering all geographies and major sectors. He holds a Bachelor of Business Studies degree from Dublin City University, a Master of Business Studies degree from University College Dublin, and PhD in Marketing from Lancaster University (UK).