Brian O’Sullivan, founder and chief govt of Zeus Packaging has been named the Worldwide 2021 EY Entrepreneur of The Yr.
Zeus is likely one of the largest privately owned packaging corporations in Europe. It employs greater than 670 folks, has enterprise models in 26 international locations and annual revenues of over €300 million.
Mr O’Sullivan initially funded Zeus by promoting homes he had invested in throughout his research and utilizing all of his private financial savings. Since then, he has led the corporate via important development, each organically and thru acquisitions which have been financed by debt moderately than exterior funding. He’s now in search of to develop turnover to about €500 million within the coming three years.
“I don’t consider I’m an entrepreneur, only a onerous employee with frequent sense,” Mr O’Sullivan instructed The Irish Instances not too long ago.
The businessman acquired his awards at a digital ceremony on Thursday with an viewers of greater than 2,000 folks.
The 24 finalists for this yr’s EY Entrepreneur of the Yr awards collectively make use of greater than 3,900 folks and generate income in extra of €1 billion.