Shane Leahy, CEO of Oxygen8 Communications, global provider of integrated mobile solutions, has been shortlisted as a regional finalist in the international category of the Ernst and Young Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards. Shane is one of twenty-four of Ireland’s leading entrepreneurs that have been shortlisted for this years prestigious award from an initial list of 150 nominees.
This year’s chosen finalists will join the Irish Programme’s extended entrepreneurial community at the annual Entrepreneur Of The Year CEO Retreat in June. The weeklong retreat, which will take place in Silicon Valley, California, will give finalists the opportunity to further enhance and develop their entrepreneurial skills, increase their business network, share commercial experiences with local entrepreneurs and develop lifelong peer relationships with other finalists.
Shane Leahy, CEO of Oxygen8 Communications, commented: “I am delighted to be shortlisted for this year’s prestigious Ernst and Young Entrepreneur Of The Year Award. I am extremely proud of the success of Oxygen8 and of every single person within the Group that contributes to our continuing growth. I want to maintain the entrepreneurial spirit and flair that has been our driving force, but do so in a way that keeps us at the forefront of technical innovation, ensuring maximum productivity and efficiency, keeping our customers at the centre of everything we do.”
The Ernst and Young Entrepreneur Of The Year Award, which was established in the 1980s, is the world’s most prestigious business award for entrepreneurs and is designed to identify, support and celebrate successful entrepreneurs from across the island of Ireland.