KBS researcher receives IAFA Scholar Award 2016

Professor Joe Coughlan, Chairman of IAFA presents Orla Lenihan, KBS, with the prestigious IAFA Scholar award

Orla Lenihan, Kemmy Business School, was recently presented with the prestigious Irish Accounting and Finance Association (IAFA) Scholar award. This national award is used to identify, support and fund early career scholars in the Irish accounting and finance community. Ms Lenihan received the award for her innovative research, which investigates how U.S. firms evaluate CEO performance for compensation purposes by examining the benchmarks and targets included in bonus contracts.

Ms Lenihan said: “It is a huge honour and privilege to receive the IAFA Scholar award. The Irish Accounting and Finance Association is the leading academic association for accounting and finance research and education in Ireland. The IAFA Scholar Award is designed to promote high quality research by funding early career researchers like myself, with the ultimate goal of publishing in an internationally recognised peer-reviewed academic journal. I am very grateful to the IAFA for their financial support of this project.”

Dr Philip O’Regan, Dean Kemmy Business School, said: “The prestigious IAFA Scholar award recognises outstanding researchers, who in their early careers have shown exceptional potential to become a research leader of the future. Orla Lenihan is a rising star, who has made unique contributions on the frontiers of performance criteria within CEO incentive plans. KBS are very proud of the accomplishments that Orla has already made, and look forward to following her achievements to come”.