Dawson is global president of Mars Food, Drinks, and Multisales and is a member of the Mars Incorporated Leadership Team, which oversees sales in excess of $35 billion and 10 billion-dollar brands.
A graduate of Trinity College Dublin, she had a long career with Mars, having joined the company after graduating from college and has served in a number of key roles, including general manager of its Irish operations and president of Mars Global Retail.
A family-owned business, Mars has over 80,000 staff worldwide, operates in 78 countries and is structured around six business segments: Petcare, Chocolate, Wrigley, Food, Drinks, and Symbioscience.
The awards take place next Thursday night, May 11, in the Clayton Hotel. The shortlist for the Awards can be viewed HERE