IDA Ireland, Ireland’s Foreign Direct Investment Agency has appointed Céline Crawford as Press and PR Manager. In her new role Céline will be responsible for managing a strong team who deliver IDA Ireland’s communications strategy with a vision to be the best and most successful Investment Promotion Agency in the world.
Originally from Raphoe, Co. Donegal, Céline is the only daughter of Helen Crawford and the late William Crawford, a well-known Donegal entrepreneur and businessman. She is a past pupil of the Royal & Prior Comprehensive School and St. Eunan’s National School in Raphoe.
Prior to joining IDA Ireland Céline was a senior Client Director with MKC Communications one of Ireland’s leading communications agencies, where during her nine year tenure she was responsible for the implementation of external communications programmes for a number of high profile multinational clients including Google. Before this, Céline worked as an Account Director with specialist technology and finance PR agency Simpson PR.
Céline holds a Bachelor of Arts (Music and Politics) and a Bachelor of Music from University College Dublin. She also holds a Master of Arts in Public Relations from DIT Aungier Street and a Diploma in Digital Marketing from the Irish Times Training Institute.
Kevin Sammon, Director of Global Communications at IDA Ireland said: “Céline’s deep knowledge and experience in dealing with the multinational sector in Ireland will be a huge benefit to us as she starts her role here in IDA. Winning investment has never been as competitive as it is today, and Céline will lead a team that will enable the organisation to highlight the many benefits there are to doing business here.”
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