It has been announced that Margot Slattery has been made new President of the France Ireland Chamber of Commerce (FICC).
Limerick-born Slattey, the global chief diversity and inclusion officer for the Sodexo Group, one of the largest French-owned companies in Ireland, was previously country president for Sodexo in Ireland.
Slattery has appeared on the Financial Times’ list of Top 100 LGBT Business Leaders since 2015. In 2017, she was made a Chevalier de l’Ordre National du Mérite by the then French Ambassador to Ireland for her work in promoting diversity and inclusion and women in business.
Over the past few years, FICC has established several working groups (SME & Entrepreneurs Network, CEO Forum, Infrastructure, Finance, Impact on Climate Change, Image de Marque and ICT) which are dedicated to addressing industry and regional opportunities.
Commenting on her new appointment, Margot said, "Once this crisis is behind us, I want to ensure that the FICC is dynamic and agile in anticipation of what may be a very different business environment post Covid-19. My vision for the FICC is to build on its current position as a valued player and influencer in the business relationships in Ireland and France in the new EU landscape."