Friday June 5, 2020

‘I encourage my team to think ambitiously and go after the big idea’

Each week, we profile one of Ireland’s corporate leaders, tracing their career to date and exploring the lessons they have learned along the way. This week, we meet Olivia Leonard of Facebook

4th March, 2018
Olivia Leonard: ‘Always be in a role that excites you’ Pic: Conor McCabe

Olivia Leonard is Facebook’s director for small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in Ireland and Britain. Leonard joined Facebook in 2011 in the role of developer operations manager and engineering and technical staffing manager. She has been in her current role for four years. Facebook employs 2,500 people at its international headquarters in Dublin.

Tell us about your career to date.

I studied international commerce and German at UCD, before joining Accenture as a...

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