Guest Speaker, Aongus Hegarty of Dell

Top CEO's and Business Leaders gather at No. 25 Kildare Street, Dublin 2

On Thursday 13th June, a select group of CEO’s and senior executives gathered at No.25 Kildare Street, Dublin 2. Part of Blacksquare’s CEO and Business Leaders lunch series sponsored by executive search firm Principal Connections, a full house listened to the fascinating insights of Aongus Hegarty, President Europe, Middle East and Africa at Dell Technologies.

Dell Technologies' Strategy

Dell has long taken a proactive stance on the topic of responsible procurement, sustainability and the circular economy.  Mr Hegarty talked in depth about Dell Technologies' Sustainable Supply Chain. A chain of supply particularly focused on protecting human rights and empowering workers in addition to minimising their footprint.

It was incredible to learn how Dell Technologies has seen first-hand the business and environmental benefits of a circular approach. A win-win, reducing energy demand, costs and environmental footprint at the same time. In fact, Dell’s goal is to achieve zero waste by ensuring that every part of its products can be reused or recycled. And it’s making big strides towards this. For example, more than 90 percent of a Dell laptop is recyclable.

Above-all else however, it was particularly thought-provoking to gain Mr Hegarty’s perspective on the leadership philosophy that is being utilised to realize the ambitious goals set out in Dell's Sustainability Strategy by 2020.


Other sponsors of the CEO and Business Leaders Lunch Series include life and pensions advisors, Invesco and Irish law firm, Byrne Wallace.

Mr Aongus Hegarty is a respected commentator on diverse and inclusive workforces and was recognised as a Top 10 Diversity Champion in The Economist Global Diversity List. He was invited by the Irish Government to recommend how more women can be involved in top level decision making. Internally Aongus co-leads the Global Women's Network and is a member of the Global Diversity Council, chaired by Michael Dell.

Mr Geraghty is Chairman of the Executive Council for the American Chamber of Commerce to the European Union as well as a member of the Special Olympics Ireland Council of Patrons. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) and was presented with the Alumni Award for Outstanding Achievement in 2013 from the University of Limerick.

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