1930- 12 April 2016 . From Galway. Director General of the Irish Management; director of the Catholic Communications Institute.
After attending St Ignatius College, Kenny undertook a BA degree in UCG and later graduated from the London School of Economics, the Institute d’Études Politiques, Paris and Harvard Business School as a Fulbright scholar. He secured his first job in 1955 as an announcer at Radio Éireann from where he joined the IMI in 1959, becoming director general in 1962. He was Director General of the Irish Management Institute for 20 years from 1962, following which, as a Senior Research Fellow in UCD, he worked with international companies on their strategies and corporate governance. He wrote 13 books on business and management, for one of which he was awarded a Doctor of Letters and Outstanding Doctor of the Year. His DLitt thesis was based on studies of twelve major Irish organizations over a 15-year period.
He was awarded the Gold Medal of Honour of the Comité International de l’Organisation Scientifique. Non-executive director of Independent News & Media Plc, Kerry Group and IONA Technologies Professor of Public Policy at the International Management Centres, UK. He had a strong religious faith. Convivial in company, he was a keen oarsman, with a lifetime interest in rowing. He travelled extensively. Married to Maureen. Buried in Shanganagh Cemetery, Shankhill.