LOUISE PHELAN, PayPal's Ireland based Vice President of Global Operations for Europe, Middle East and Africa, has been named Business Person of the Year at the inaugural In Business Magazine Editor's Choice Awards.
Organised in association with Chambers Ireland, the award honours companies and individuals who made outstanding contribution to the Irish business community in 2012. Louise was awarded the honour in recognition for the 1,000 new jobs she secured for PayPal's new facility in Dundalk, Co Louth earlier this year. Louise said: @It is an honour to be recognised in this way and I am most grateful. I have accepted the award on behalf of my PayPal team as without their commitment and dedication we would not be in a position to offer 1,000 jobs in the midst of these very challenging economic times. We have already hired over 200 people in Dundalk and I look forward to welcoming more new colleagues on board and working with them next year.' Other companies awarded included Emirates (Business Airline of the Year), Danske Bank (Best Financial App) and Kingspan, who won the award for Company of the Year