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Deirdre Ryan

Director of the Bord Bia Origin Green and Quality Assurance Programs

Deirdre Ryan is Director of the Origin Green and Quality Assurance programs. She has extensive experience in the food industry with a strong track record of driving impact through embedding sustainability into business strategy.

Prior to her appointment, Deirdre Ryan was Head of Corporate Social Responsibility for Lidl Ireland & Northern Ireland, where she led the development and implementation of the company’s sustainability strategy. From 2013 to 2015, as part of Bord Bia’s Origin Green Ambassador program, Deirdre was responsible for building trade awareness globally for the sustainability credentials of Irish food and drink producers.

Deirdre Ryan has also held positions with leading dairy exporters Ornua, Nestlé Switzerland, and Metro Group, the world’s fourth-largest retail group. An Irish Olympian who competed in the high jump at the London 2012 Olympics, Deirdre holds an MSc in Business Sustainability, an MBS in International Business from UCD Smurfit Graduate School, and a degree in International Commerce with Italian from University College Dublin.

Oct. 17, 2022

S4E9: Deirdre Ryan - Olympian raising the bar for Irish food

Our 49th episode features one of our most global of guests–Deirdre Ryan, a world class athlete who competed for Ireland on the gl…

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