Fiona Dawson on her retirement from Mars Food

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Fiona Dawson joined the Mars Graduate Scheme in 1988 straight from Trinity College in Dublin. Since then, she has worked her way through various management and leadership positions before taking on her final role as Global President of Mars Food, Multisales and Global Customers. This month, after more than three decades with the company, Dawson has taken early retirement at just 55 years of age and is looking forward to the next chapter. In this episode, Dawson speaks to Ciaran Hancock about her career progression within Mars, what makes a good leader and how she dealt with the challenges and crises that came along the way.

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Inside Business with Ciaran Hancock

A weekly look at business and economics from an Irish perspective hosted by Irish Times Business Editor Ciarán Hancock. Produced in association with EY.

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