Stéphane Croat, French Ambassador to Ireland and Joanne Grant, Managing Director of JCDecaux Ireland
Joanne Grant Managing Director of JCDecaux Ireland has been named Chevalier de l’Ordre National du Mérite by H.E. Stéphane Crouzat the French Ambassador to Ireland at the French Residence on Ailesbury Road, Dublin on Thursday 31st October 2019. This award is to recognise Joanne’s contribution to developing relationships between France and Ireland and in particular for assisting the Embassy, French companies and citizens through her work with the France Ireland Chamber of Commerce.
As MD of JCDecaux in Ireland Joanne has responsibility for overseeing advertising and public realm enhancement contracts with Dublin City Council (including the Just Eat dublinbikes scheme), the National Transport Authority (bus shelters) and Transport Infrastructure Ireland (LUAS). Joanne was President of the France Ireland Chamber of Commerce during 2017 and 2018 and currently sits on the Executive and Council committees of the Chamber. JCDecaux is the world’s largest out of home media company and in Ireland has in recent years developed the business through innovative contracts installing premium quality advertising displays in the public realm and upgrading the national bus shelter network.
Joanne said: “I feel very honoured to be awarded the Chevalier de l’Order National du Mérite. As well as my involvement in the France Ireland Chamber of Commerce I have been working for a fantastic French company for over 22 years now and I am very proud of what our team here has achieved and the difference we make on the streets in Ireland every day with our high quality JCDecaux products”.