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Q&A with Dennis O'Donnell

Get to know our CEO a little better with these ten quickfire questions

By Emily Carroll

Emily is Oakwood's Chief Business Analyst and works in our UK Office
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1.  What is your favourite movie? I need a bit of leeway here as I am a real “film buff”.  So, I have chosen three: 1. The Usual Suspects.  2. Gladiator.  3. The Magnificent Seven.

2.  What is your dream holiday location? The vast open beaches of Australia.

3.  If you could have dinner with three people, who would they be? EASY – Winston Churchill, Julius Caesar and John F Kennedy.

4.  Person who inspires you most? Our MD, Janine Bunning.

 5.  Things that you enjoy most? Spending time with my grandchildren,   winning business and a really good joke – told well!

 6.  Karaoke song of choice? “You’ve lost that Loving Feeling” but it must be the   version by The Righteous Brothers. It brings back a very silly memory.

 7.  Who would play you in the movie of your life? I found this the most   difficult question to answer but I think it would probably be Kevin Spacey,   Robert Duvall or Robert Redford.

8.  What song do you listen to most? Hotel California by The Eagles or The Living Years by Genesis – AND almost anything by Phil Collins, my all-time favourite.

9.  If money was no object, what would you do every day? Spend much more time with my grandchildren.

10.  What is your proudest accomplishment? Firstly, being present at the birth of my two sons, Iain and Neil. Secondly, helping to form Oakwood International Ltd.

To find out more about our team, please visit our website. You can also call us about our CIPD, ILM and CIM qualifications on 04 3599 020 or email  info@oakwooddubai.ae