The Board of Directors of DAA, which operates Dublin and Cork airports, has appointed Kenny Jacobs as the company’s new Chief Executive Officer.
Jacobs is expected to assume the role in January, replacing Dalton Phillips, who left the company at the end of the summer. Jacobs was appointed for a seven-year term.
A native of Cork, Jacobs spent over six years at Ryanair as Chief Marketing Officer and has international experience with other leading companies such as Metro Group, MoneySuperMarket, Tesco Ireland & UK.
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DAA President Basil Geoghegan said: With a proven track record of putting customers at the center of his business and providing excellent service, his leadership, expertise and experience are integral to his operations at Dublin and Cork Airports, ARI and his daa International. Kenny is passionate about engaging with our customers, employees and other stakeholders and advocating for the implementation of the new DAA corporate strategy during his tenure. I’m sure it will have a huge positive impact.I also want to take this opportunity to thank Catherine Gubbins, who served as I for daa. He is the CEO of nterim and will serve as her CFO during the transition. ”
Jacobs said: A sustainable future. I believe that all of us at the DAA are committed to supporting inbound tourism, providing connectivity to businesses in an open island economy and enabling the love of travel that Irish consumers have. My focus is on the consumer travel experience using our efficient airports to support increased traffic, trade, tourism and social It builds on DAA’s vast experience in operating national strategic infrastructure nationally and internationally as a major economic enabler from a cohesion perspective. ”