Dr. Paul Davis – Founder, Nephin Whiskey Distillery

  • Presentation Title:

    Sustainable Development in an Micro Enterprise – a study in whisky distillation

    Presentation Synopsis:

    The talk will focus on how you build sustainable models of both production and consumption into a distillery and village setting.

    Speaker Bio:

    Dr. Paul Davis is founder and CEO of the Nephin Whiskey Company. Nephin Whiskey is creating authentically made, peated single malts made in a small village in the West of Ireland using locally grown barley, locally cut turf and triple distilled in traditional copper pot stills, then matured in unique casks handcrafted in Nephin Cooperage.

    Dr Davis is also a lecturer in Strategic Procurement and Supply Management at Dublin City University. Dr. Davis left industry after 15 years in senior supply management roles to pursue a PhD and a research career in procurement and supply management. During his academic career he has worked for Trinity College Dublin. Griffith College Dublin. National College of Ireland as well as being an associate Professor at UCSC, Italy, ESB , Germany, QMUL, London, BUPT Beijing, and ISEE, Paris, France.

    Dr. Davis is currently involved in helping to develop the procurement profession in ireland, through education, professional development and training. He is also actively involved in a number of research projects, topics include public private partnerships, innovation in public procurement, impact of technology on procurement process. He is also Chair and a Director of the Global Standard in Purchasing and Supply Management Education.