Irishman Named ‘Mentor of the Year’ at Arabian Business Startup Awards

An established Irish technology entrepreneur in the Middle East has been named ‘Mentor of the Year’ at the 2017 Arabian Business Startup Awards, held in Dubai.

Paul Kenny, who is currently a Managing Director at AYM, an investment holding firm specialised in breakthrough digital technology and online business in the Middle East, was recognised for his work with the Global Student Entrepreneur Awards (GSEA), where he is involved with the United Arab Emirates chapter.

He is about to kick off a university speaking tour in the United Arab Emirates, where he will guide student entrepreneurs. He has also spent considerable time this year helping young entrepreneurs from Japan bring their businesses to the Middle East through his work with the Japanese Government, Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO).

On the recognition, Kenny commented: “It is a privilege to work with aspiring entrepreneurs and I was humbled to accept the award. I consider it a great honour to be able to share from my career experiences with other ambitious entrepreneurs to support and advise in them in their own careers paths.”

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Pictured above: Paul Kenny at the AYM Commerce – StartUp Awards 2017

Photo by Ajith Narendra