The Trinity Business Alumni/Bank of Ireland Business Student of the year is a competition open to 4th year business students, coordinated by the Trinity Business Alumni (TBA) in association with the Trinity College School of Business and Bank of Ireland. Finalists are short-listed from nominations received by staff and students of the College. The award is presented annually to the student who not only excels academically but has acquitted themselves well in business, voluntary work and/or the college community. The Business Student of the Year 2018 is Arthaud Mesnard.


2018 Trinity Business Student of the Year: Arthaud Mesnard

Arthaud Mesnard is a Scholar and serial entrepreneur. During his time on campus he was involved with three start-ups, and in his final year led the Enactus TCD project KeepAppy, an app that empowers people to improve their mental wellbeing. He is a competitive tennis player and up to the age of fourteen expected to become a professional sportsman. During his Erasmus year in Paris Arthaud led a student consulting project to help professionalise a centre that housed and fed 300 Tibetan refugees. He continues his support for charitable organisations through his involvement with Edco, an NGO that builds schools in India. This summer Arthaud will go to SpaceX Headquarters in California with Éirloop, the first Irish Hyperloop team, to present a design of a high speed train in front of Elon Musk.



Previous Winners of the Trinity Business Student of the Year

Year Winner
2017 Benn Hogan
2016 Conor O’Meara
2015 Ben Butler
2014 Jill Pierse
2013 Iseult Ward
2012 Patrick Lynch
2011 Daniel Philbin Bowman
2010 Conor O’Toole
2009 Brian Martin
2008 David Quinn
2007 Laura Gibson
2006 Graham Villiers Tuthill
2005 Rachel Wallace
2004 Alan Foy
2003 Thomas Stafford
2002 Dylan Collins
2001 Ray O’Faircheallaigh
2000 Niamh MacDonagh
1999 Mary McGuinness
1998 S Byrne
1997 G Fitzpatrick
1996 B O’Toole
1995 P Scully