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Adaire Fox-Martin has been appointed as the new President of Google Ireland

Adair Fox Martin has been appointed as the new head of Google Ireland.

She replaces Nick Leader, who returns to Australia after two years in this position – a period that has included leading the company’s large operations here through the pandemic.

Mrs. Adair Fox Martin will take up her new position tomorrow.

She is currently Head of Google Cloud for Europe, Middle East and Africa, a role she has held since July of last year.

She will continue in this position while carrying out her new responsibilities as Head of Google in Ireland.

« In the short time I’ve been part of Google Ireland, I’ve seen the breadth and depth of talent and value across Irish operations, » she said.

« I look forward to leading Google Ireland in this next phase of my nearly two decades here. »

Prior to joining Google last year, Adaire Fox-Martin worked at software developer SAP as an executive board member and head of global sales, services, and customer engagement.

She also spent time at Oracle where she held a range of leadership positions.

She originally started her career as a high school teacher in England before switching to technology.

Two years ago, Fortune magazine ranked her in the list of the 50 most powerful women internationally for the fourth time in a row.

Google currently employs 8,000 people in Ireland, 4,000 of whom are employees with the rest of the contractors.

In 2020, the last full year for which accounts are available, Google reported pre-tax profit in its Irish operations of €2.854 billion, up from €1.94 billion in the previous year.

Trading volume increased from 45.7 billion euros to 48.4 billion euros, an increase of 2.7 billion euros on the back of higher advertising revenue.

Dividends for 2020, were not paid, but according to calculations, the company paid an interim dividend of 3 billion euros to the parent company in 2021.

The company paid taxes, including revenue settlement totaling €345 million, from €622.3 million for the twelve months, up from €263.3 million in 2019.

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