John Whelan - Lincoln Recruitment Irish Early Career Awards
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John Whelan

Founder - Managing Partner at the Linkage-Partnership
Career History

John Whelan is a highly articulate, proactive professional executive, who has worked at senior management level for many years, delivering effectively on policies and strategies for international organisations.

Currently, he is managing partners with the Linkage – ,  an international trade consultancy, with offices in Ireland , Holland and Switzerland

He is also export industry adviser to the AIB bank group, helping to reposition AIB as the bank of choice for export businesses.

His former positions included chief executive of the Irish Exporters Association,  and chairman of the Institute of International Trade of Ireland , where he provided guidance and assistance to a wide range of business in developing their export markets.

He has lectured and provided workshops to UNTAD in Geneva ,  the DCU Female High Flyers programme on ‘’internationalizing ‘’ the  business ,the ISAX programme ,   also to the  UCD MBA programme, and Sligo IT .

He is well known for his many published papers on international trade matters, both nationally and internationally. He is author, co-author and editor of   a number of books including;

  • Working with Channel Partners—a guide to international sales channel management
  • Intellectual Property Management – A Guide for Exporters
  • Irish Exporters Essential Handbook
  • Export Ireland Survey and International Finance Review
  • North Atlantic Trade and Transport Study
  • Selling Services Internationally – a guide to services exporting
  • Export Credit Insurance – a means to better exporting.