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Kieran Ring

CEO, Global Institute of Logistics

Kieran Ring is the Chief Executive Officer of the Global Institute of Logistics which he founded in 2003 with members of the Global Logistics Forum under the Chairmanship of the late Robert V. Delaney (Bob), the renowned US author and logistician. The Institute has worked since its inception to promote cross-stakeholder collaboration in the global logistics chain. Kieran began his career in the early 1980s working as an industrial engineer in the European multinational manufacturing sector. By the late 1980s he was working as a publisher in the trade, technical and scientific media where he was directly responsible for journals and magazines, which documented the rise of foreign direct investment (FDI). In 1989 he was appointed Deputy Publisher to the Paris-based Eurexpansion Group with responsibility for Ireland’s ‘Sunday Business Post’. In 1995 he was appointed Executive Director of the European Institute of Transport.