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All Ireland Marketing Champion 2009

Senator Feargal Quinn FMII

Senator Feargal Quinn is one of the best known names in Irish business. He has been an independent member of Seanad Éireann since 1993.

As well as his involvement with Superquinn, which he founded in 1960, and of which he is today non-executive president, Feargal Quinn has made many other contributions to the business life of Ireland, and to marketing in particular.  

He is chairman of EuroCommerce the Brussels-based retail, wholesale and international trade representation to the EU. He also serves on the boards of directors of the US-based Food Marketing Institute, and CIES, the food business forum based in Paris.

Feargal is Adjunct Professor at the National University of Ireland, Galway, and he chaired a steering committee on the reform of a key element in Ireland’s education system. He has received three honorary doctorates from Irish educational institutions and a Papal Knighthood.  

Author of Crowning the Customer, and exponent of a fundamental customer orientation in business, Feargal is credited with influencing a whole generation of marketers. He is a Fellow of the Marketing Institute of Ireland, and he served as President of the Institute from 1999 to 2002.

The Marketing Institute of Ireland is delighted to honour our colleague through this award.