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 Irish America magazine is set to launch its 25th anniversary Business 100. IrishCentral’s sister publication will celebrate the accomplishments of the best and the brightest Irish-American business leaders of 2009.

Irish America’s 2009 Business 100 issue recognizes the successes of these front-runners, and will be distributed on Tuesday, December 8th at the awards luncheon at The Plaza in New York.

Liam Casey, a native of Cork who began his business career in California, is reinventing the way that the world does business with China. From PCH International’s headquarters in Shenzhen, Casey oversees offices in Ireland, China, Singapore, Brazil, the U.S. and the U.K., and deals with clients that are leading multinational companies.

In a recent BBC 4 program, he explained how China’s influence affects companies and consumers all over the world. Casey was dubbed "Mr. China" by James Fallows of The Atlantic Monthly for his innovation and understanding of how to connect the global marketplace to the enormous potential and opportunities for growth in China.

Declan Kelly
has been recognized by Irish America for his success as chairman of both FD Americas and FD Ireland and, most recently, as vice president of FTI Consulting. In September 2009, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton appointed him as U.S. Economic Envoy to Northern Ireland.

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