Vodafone chief executive Anne O'Leary has been nominated to the position of deputy vice president of Dublin Chamber of Commerce.
Dublin Chamber said this will pave the way for her to become Chamber President in 2018.
Ms O'Leary said she is looking forward to the challenges that the role will bring. "Between now and the start of 2018 it is estimated that the Irish economy will grow by 8pc," she said.
"The chamber is a driving force in creating the right environment for sustainable growth, and I am excited to champion the needs of a thriving Dublin that will be at the heart of a return to a stronger, more stable economic future for Ireland." Also at the recent chamber AGM, Derry Gray of BDO (pictured inset with Ms O'Leary) was officially elected as President for 2016, while Brendan Foster of Grant Thornton was elected as Vice President.
Dublin Chamber chief executive said Ms O'Leary's experience will help her to grow the organisation.