Ken Bowles

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Cathriona Hallahan, chair of The Irish Times Business Awards 2019 judging panel and MD of Microsoft Ireland, presents the CFO of the Year Award to Ken Bowles from Smurfit Kappa. Photograph: Kieran Harnett

Ken Bowles, chief financial officer at Smurfit Kappa, has been named CFO of the year at The Irish Times Business Awards in Dublin. Mr Bowles, who joi(...)

  Tony Smurfit of Smurfit Kappa Group enjoyed a 40% pay hike last year

The chief executive of Smurfit Kappa, Tony Smurfit, enjoyed a 40 per cent jump in remuneration last year, according to the company’s latest annual re(...)

Ken Bowles with Tony Smurfit, Smurfit Kappa chief executive. Photograph: Maxwell Photography

Often the unsung heroes of the business world, chief financial officers are the workhorses behind the headlines. This year’s shortlist for the Irish T(...)

Smurfit Kappa recently signed an unsecured €1.35 billion revolving credit line with 21 of its relationship banks. Photograph: Bloomberg

Cardboard box-making giant Smurfit Kappa sold €400 million of bonds on Wednesday to refinance some of its existing facilities, days after agreeing a €(...)

Parties close to Smurfit Kappa let it be known it wouldn’t consider allowing International Paper peek at its books unless it came back with an offer of at least €40 a share. Photograph: Luke MacGregor/Bloomberg

It’s been 18 days since cardboard box-maker Smurfit Kappa revealed it had received and rejected as “highly opportunistic” a €36.46 per-share takeover (...)

A forklift collects recycled cardboard from a delivery truck at the Townsend Hook paper mill, operated by the Smurfitt Kappa Group, near Maidstone, England. Photograph: Luke MacGregor/Bloomberg

Tony Smurfit knew where he needed to go almost three years ago, when the board of Smurfit Kappa offered him the position of chief executive in Ireland(...)

Smurfit Kappa chief financial officer Ken Bowles with chief executive Tony Smurfit. Photograph: Maxwells

Packaging maker Smurfit Kappa plans to spend an extra €1.6 billion on expanding its operations and buying rivals over the next four years. Interest p(...)

Irish Stock Exchange chief executive Deirdre Somers: “Being bought is not a strategy.” Photograph: Alan Betson

It took 221 years for founding stockbroker members of the Irish Stock Exchange (ISE) to break open the bourse’s awkward, limited-by-guarantee corporat(...)

Smurfit Kappa’s net debt fell to €2.94bn  at the end of December from more than €3bn   a year earlier. Photograph: iStock

Paper packaging giant Smurfit Kappa announced a 20 per cent dividend increase for 2016 to 57.6 cent per share after the group posted record earnings (...)

Tony Smurfit, who succeeded Gary McGann as chief executive of Smurfit Kappa last September. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Smurfit Kappa Group’s bonus scheme for its top executives has received qualified support from an influential advisory firm to major investors, ahead (...)

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