2011 Forum Participants

  • Áine ADÈS
    President, The Ireland Fund of France (based in France)
  • Robert AGNEW
    Partner, Marlin and Associates (based in Hong Kong)
  • Kingsley AIKINS
    Managing Director, Diaspora Matters & Networking Matters (based in Ireland)
  • Ronald ANDERSON
    Chairman, Malaysia Ireland Business Network (based in Malaysia)
  • Tom ARNOLD
    Chief Executive, Concern Worldwide (based in Ireland)
  • Jack BAGLEY
    President, The Bagley Group (based in United States)
  • Richard BARRETT
    Founder, Treasury Holdings China (based in China)
    Chairman, Aer Lingus (based in Ireland)
  • Gerard J. BARRY
    Founder President, Fintrax Group Holdings Ltd (based in Ireland)
  • Grace BARRY
    President, The Economic Club of Chicago (based in United States)
  • Thomas P. BARRY
    Member of the Board of Directors & Special Advisor, Arabtec Construction LLC (based in United Arab Emirates)
  • Rosaleen BLAIR
    CEO, Alexander Mann Solutions (based in Britain)
  • Angela BRADY
    President RIBA, Royal Institute of British Architects (based in Britain)
    President Europe & Lifestyle Protection, Genworth Financial (based in Britain)
  • David BREEN
    General Manager (North Africa), Mercury Engineering (based in Libya)
  • Margaret BRENNAN
    Anchor and Reporter, Bloomberg TV (based in United States)
  • Peter BRENNAN
    Finance Director, Fantastic Holdings Limited (based in Australia)
    Chairman, The American Ireland Fund (based in United States)
  • Brian BUCKLEY
    CEO, Oman LNG LLC (based in Oman)
  • Leslie BUCKELY
    Chairman, Soan Group (based in Ireland)
  • Conrad BURKE
    President & CEO, Innovalight (based in United States)
  • Pat BUTLER
    Operating Partner, Resolution Financial Markets LLP (based in Britain)
  • Claire BYRNE
    Television and Radio Presenter, RTÉ (based in Ireland)
  • Dan BYRNE
    Co-Founder and Chairman, Lincor Solutions Ltd (based in Ireland)
  • Gabriel BYRNE
    Actor, (based in United States)
  • Séamus BYRNE
    Owner/Managing Director, Byrne Group (based in United Arab Emirates)
  • Gordon CAMPBELL
    CEO, Spar International (based in Netherlands)
    Head of Global Cash & Trade Operations, Deutsche Bank AG (based in Germany)
  • Desmond P. CARR
    Chairman and CEO, ExxonMobil Saudi Arabia Inc. (based in Saudi Arabia)
  • Eddie CARROLL
    Chairman, Chieftain Ventures (based in Canada)
  • Liam CASEY
    CEO, PCH International (based in China)
  • Norah CASEY
    CEO, Harmonia (based in Ireland)
  • Orla CASEY
    Chair, Irish Network -DC (IN-DC) (based in United States)
  • Michael CLIFFORD
    CEO, Al Fahim Investments (based in United Arab Emirates)
  • Terry CLUNE
    CEO, Taxback.com (based in Ireland)
  • Michael COLGAN
    Director, Gate Theatre (based in Ireland)
  • Padraic COLL
    Managing Director, Reinhold Polska AB (based in Poland)
  • Michael COLLINS
    Chancellor, University of Massachusetts Medical School (based in United States)
    Entrepeneur, Stripe (based in United States)
  • Fred COMBE
    Entrepreneur and Business Consultant, Natus Pte Ltd (based in Singapore)
  • Kevin CONBOY
    Retired Partner, Paul Hastings LLP (based in United States)
  • Peter CONLON
    CEO, Ammado (based in Switzerland)
  • Matthew CONNOLLY
    Founder and Managing Director, EIRE Systems (based in Japan)
  • Niamh CONNOLLY
    Associate Vice Provost, Nanyang Technological University (based in Singapore)
  • Avril CONROY
    HR & Operational Excellence Director, Inchcape Russia (based in Russian Federation)
  • John CONROY
    CEO, Merrion Capital Holdings (based in Ireland)
  • Richard COOKE
    CEO, Lincor Solutions (based in Ireland)
  • Christy COONEY
    President, GAA (based in Ireland)
  • Matt COOPER
    Broadcaster & Journalist, (based in Ireland)
  • Andrew COPPEL
    Chairman, De Vere Group (based in Britain)
  • Patrick COSGRAVE
    Founder, F.ounders (based in Ireland)
  • Gerard CREANER
    Deputy Chairman, DPS Engineering (based in Singapore)
  • Edel CREELY
    Managing Director, Trilogy Technologies (based in Ireland)
  • Philip CRONIN
    Managing Director, Intel Australia & New Zealand (based in Australia)
    Chief Risk Officer, Westfield Limited (based in Australia)
  • Noel CURRAN
    Director General, RTÉ (based in Ireland)
  • John DALY
    Managing Director, Goldman Sachs (based in United States)
  • Susan DAVIS
    Chairman, Susan Davis International (based in United States)
  • Catherine DAY
    Secretary General, European Commission (based in Belgium)
  • Dermot DESMOND
    Chairman, International Investment & Underwriting (based in Ireland)
  • Richard DEVEREUX
    Labour Law Counsel, Intel GmbH (based in Germany)
  • David DOBBIN
    Chairman, InterTrade Ireland (based in Ireland)
  • Moya DOHERTY
    Producer and Director, River Productions Limited (based in Ireland)
  • Gearoid DOYLE
    Founder/Executive Chairman, Kinsale Capital Management (based in Ireland)
  • Margaret DOYLE
    Columnist with Reuters Breakingviews, Reuters Breakingviews (based in Britain)
    Chairman & Chief Executive, Wates Group Ltd (based in Britain)
  • Paul DUFFY
    Vice President External Supply Operating Unit, Pfizer Ireland Pharmaceuticals (based in Ireland)
  • Richard DUJARDIN
    CEO, Veolia Transport Benelux/Ireland/UK (based in Belgium)
  • Gerry DUNNE
    CEO, Dun Laoghaire Harbour Company (based in Ireland)
  • Eamon EASTWOOD
    CEO, Taste Ireland (based in Australia)
  • Gearóid FAHERTY
    Former Chairman & CEO, Eurand N.V. (based in Italy)
  • Ivan FALLON
    Former CEO, Independent News & Media (based in Britain)
  • Mike FEERICK
    Chairman , Ireland Reaching Out (based in Ireland)
  • Irial FINAN
    Executive Vice President & President, The Coca-Cola Company and Bottling Investments (based in United States)
    President & CEO, Fitzgerald+CO (based in United States)
    CEO, United Drug plc (based in Ireland)
    President & CEO, Fitzpatrick Hotel Group (based in United States)
    Regional Director - Asia Pacific Region, Glanbia Nutritionals (based in Singapore)
  • James W. FLANNERY
    Winship Professor of the Arts and Humanities, Emory University Atlanta (based in United States)
  • Conor FOLEY
    Chairman, Irish International Business Network; (based in Britain)
  • Elizabeth FRAWLEY BAGLEY
    Former Special Representative for Global Partnerships, US Department of State (based in United States)
  • Cathal GAFFNEY
    Chief Executive, Brown Bag Films (based in Ireland)
  • Damian GAMMELL
    CEO, Coca-Cola Erfrischungsgetränke AG Germany (based in Germany)
  • Clem GARVEY
    Chief Operating Officer, Neopost SA (based in France)
    Managing Director, Citi (based in Britain)
  • Michael F. GEOGHEGAN
    Retired Group CEO, HSBC Holdings plc (based in Hong Kong)
  • Håkan GERGILS
    Director, ECOFIN Invest AB (based in Sweden)
  • Jacqueline GILNA
    CEO, Workshift Systems Corporation (based in Canada)
  • Rory GODSON
    Founding Partner, Powerscourt Ltd (based in Britain)
  • Alan GRAY
    Managing Director, Indecon International Economic Consultants (based in Ireland)
  • Danuta GRAY
    Non-Executive Chair, O2 (based in Ireland)
  • Felimy GREENE
    Head of Innovation, ANZ Banking Group Limited (based in Singapore)
  • Billy HARKIN
    Group CEO, QucomHaps (based in Malaysia)
    Founder & President, Irish Technology Leadership Group and Irish Technology Capital (based in United States)
  • Dermot J. HAYES
    International Chair in Agribusiness, Iowa State University (based in United States)
  • Denis HEADON
    Director, Rice University (based in United States)
  • Declan HEGARTY
    Managing Director & Head of Business - Abu Dhabi, HSBC Bank Middle East Limited (based in United Arab Emirates)
  • Conor HENNEBRY
    Director, Capital Markets Deutsche Bank (based in Britain)
  • John HERLIHY
    Vice-President, Advertiser Operations and MD Google Ireland (based in Ireland)
  • Alan F. HILL
    Chief Financial Officer, Jones Trading Institutional Services LLC (based in United States)
  • James HOGAN
    CEO, Etihad Airways (based in United Arab Emirates)
  • Chris HORN
    Chairman, Angel Investor (based in Ireland)
    Corporate Vice President, Microsoft (based in United States)
    Chief Executive, Global Banking & Markets RBS Global Banking & Markets (based in Britain)
  • Ian HYLAND
    President/Publisher & Founder, Business & Finance Media Group and Irish American Business Association (based in Ireland)
  • Garry HYNES
    Founder and Producer, Druid Theatre Co. (based in Ireland)
  • Paul JACOBS
    Founder Member, Vancouver Ireland Business Enterprise (based in Canada)
  • Adrian JONES
    Managing Director, Principal Investment Area Goldman Sachs & Co (based in United States)
  • Neil JORDAN
    Writer and film-maker, (based in Ireland)
    Managing Director, Riviera Radio (based in Monaco)
  • Paul KEARNEY
    Director of Networks and Technology, ONO (based in Spain)
  • Robert G. KEARNS
    President, Kearns Insurance Corporation (based in Canada)
  • Paul KEARY
    Founding Partner & Chief Operating Officer, Teneo (based in United States)
  • Declan KELLY
    Founding Partner and Co-CEO, Teneo (based in United States)
  • Paul KELLY
    Managing Director, Selfridges Group Ltd (based in Britain)
  • Ray KELLY
    CEO, Certiport (based in United States)
  • Tom KELLY
    Managing Director, The Blackstone Group (based in United States)
  • John KENNEDY
    Chief Operating Officer, Diageo Western Europe (based in Ireland)
    Senior Advisor, Rock Creek (based in United States)
  • James KENNY
    Owner, Kenny Construction (based in United States)
  • John KENT
    Executive Director, Kentech Group (based in Kazakhstan)
  • Paul KERLEY
    Chief Executive, Bouleo Ventures Ltd. (based in Ireland)
  • Joe KING
    Retired CEO, Molex Incorporated (based in United States)
  • Philip KING
    Musician and Film-maker, (based in Ireland)
  • Helen LAMBERT
    CEO, Lambert + Associates (based in France)
  • Gerald LAWLESS
    Executive Chairman, Jumeirah Group (based in United Arab Emirates)
  • Myles LEE
    CEO, CRH plc (based in Ireland)
  • Niall LENIHAN
    Assistant General Counsel, European Central Bank's Legal Services Frankfurt (based in Germany)
  • Neil LEYDEN
    CEO, neilleyden.com (based in Ireland)
  • Colm LONG
    Director of Online Operations, Facebook (based in Ireland)
  • Niall R. LYNAM
    Senior Vice President & Chief Technical Officer, Magna Mirrors/Electronics (based in United States)
  • Paul LYNAM
    CEO, Siemens Ltd. Ireland (based in Ireland)
  • Pearse LYONS
    President, Alltech Inc (based in United States)
    Director/CEO, Abbey Theatre Ireland's National Theatre (based in Ireland)
    CEO, Fine Grain Property Pte Ltd (based in Singapore)
  • Declan MACFADDEN
    Regional President, Symrise Asia Pacific Pte Ltd (based in Singapore)
    Director, MacLoughlin & Associates (based in Argentina)
    Managing Director, Goldman Sachs Ireland (based in Ireland)
  • Tony MAHER
    Former CEO, Wimm-Bill-Dann (based in Russian Federation)
  • Tara MCCABE
    Executive Director, Morgan Stanley (based in United States)
  • Gabriel MCCAFFREY
    Vice President, Sales and Business Development 4Point Solutions Limited (based in Canada)
  • Brian MCCARTHY
    Executive Chairman, FEXCO (based in Ireland)
  • Darragh MCCARTHY
    Managing Director, Morgan Stanley (based in Britain)
    Chairman of the Board, ING Bank - Turkey and ING European Financial Services plc - Dublin (based in Turkey)
    CEO, Kerry Group plc (based in Ireland)
    Business Consultant, (based in Britain)
    Chairman and CEO, Shamrock Foods Company (based in United States)
    Producer/Director and Chairman, WorldIrish.com (based in Ireland)
  • David MCCOURT
    CEO, Grahahan McCourt Capital (based in United States)
  • Martin MCCOURT
    Executive Vice-President, Strategy and Ventures Mergers and Acquisitions Gemalto (based in France)
    Managing Director, Pacific Equity Partners (based in Australia)
  • Brendan MCDONAGH
    Former CEO, HSBC North America (based in United States)
  • John (Jack) MCDONNELL JR
    Chairman & CEO, Phoenix Managed Networks (based in United States)
    General Partner, Farmers Union Partnership (based in United States)
  • Gary MCGANN
    CEO, Smurfit Kappa Group (based in Ireland)
  • Michael MCGOVERN
    Chairman, TSI Inc. (based in United States)
  • Paraic MCGRATH
    Director Asia, Intuition (based in Singapore)
    Manager, Manager of U2 (based in Ireland)
  • Judith A. MCHALE
    CEO, Cane Investments LLC (based in United States)
    Vice President, Intel Corporation (based in United States)
  • William S. MCKIERNAN
    Founder, CyberSource Corporation (based in United States)
    Chairman & Founder, Irish American Business Chamber & Network Inc. (based in United States)
    Retired Managing Director, sanofi-aventis Ireland Limited (based in Ireland)
    President and CEO, The Worldwide Ireland Funds (based in United States)
  • Fr. Paul MCNELIS
    Bendheim Professor of Economics and Financial Policy, Fordham University (based in United States)
    President and Vice-Chancellor, University of Ontario Institute of Technology (based in Canada)
    Economist & Broadcaster, (based in Ireland)
  • Thomas MEAGHER
    Managing Director, Grosvenor Capital Management (based in United States)
  • Kevin MELIA
    Chairman, Vette Corporation (based in United States)
  • John T. MERRIGAN
    CEO, Sharaf Industries (based in United Arab Emirates)
  • Richard MILNER
    Director, Laboratory for Nuclear Science Massachusetts Institute of Technology (based in United States)
  • John MOLONEY
    Group Managing Director, Glanbia plc (based in Ireland)
  • Gerard MOONEY
    General Manager, Global Government & Education IBM Corporation (based in United States)
  • Rachel MOONEY
    Senior Director Executive Communications & Strategic Planning, Sanofi (based in France)
  • George MOORE
    Chairman & CEO, TARGUS Information Corporation (based in United States)
  • Noel MOORE
    CEO, Histoindex Pte Ltd (based in Singapore)
  • Richard MORAN
    CEO, Accretive Solutions (based in United States)
  • Thomas MORAN
    Chariman President and CEO, Mutual of America (based in United States)
  • Redmond MORRIS
    Film Producer, Four Provinces Films (based in Ireland)
  • Gerry MURPHY
    Senior Managing Director, The Blackstone Group LP (based in Britain)
  • John MURPHY
    Vice President, CIBC World Markets (based in Canada)
  • Martin MURPHY
    Managing Director, Hewlett-Packard Ireland Ltd (based in Ireland)
  • Peter MURPHY
    Co-Principal, Murphy's Food Sales (based in Canada)
  • Oliver MURRAY
    CEO, Brandes Investment Partners (Canada) (based in Canada)
  • Martin NAUGHTON
    President, Glen Dimplex Group (based in Ireland)
  • David NEENAN
    Global Chief Operating Officer, HSBC Insurance (based in Britain)
    Director, Life and Health Sciences University of California (based in United States)
  • John NOLAN
    CEO, Steno Diabetes Centre Copenhagen (based in Denmark)
  • Brendan NOONAN
    Senior Vice-President, Group Training & Development Emirates Airline Group (based in United Arab Emirates)
  • Dara Ó BRIAIN
    Comedian and TV Presenter, (based in Britain)
  • Brian O'BRIEN
    Former Executive Vice President, Samsung Fire & Marine Insurance (based in Australia)
  • Denis O'BRIEN
    Chairman, Digicel Group (based in Malta)
  • Justin O'BRIEN
    Professor of Law, University of New South Wales (based in Australia)
  • Mary Ann O'BRIEN
    Managing Director, Lily O'Briens (based in Ireland)
    Chairman and CEO, Education Media and Publishing Group International (EMPGI) (based in Ireland)
  • Colm O'CARROLL
    President, Epsilon Chemicals and Advance Laboratories Inc. (based in Canada)
  • Detta O'CATHAIN
    Member of the House of Lords and Economist, House of Lords (based in Britain)
  • Enda O'COINEEN
    Executive Chairman, Kilcullen Kapital Partners (based in Czech Republic)
  • Brian O'CONNELL
    Chairman, Atlantic Way (based in Ireland)
  • Dermot O'CONNELL
    General Manager, Dell Ireland (based in Ireland)
  • Stephen O'CONNOR
    Executive Chairman, The Underwriting Exchange (based in Ireland)
  • Tim O'CONNOR
    Strategic Adviser (based in Ireland)
  • Hugh O'DONNELL
    Managing Director, Saipem Italy (based in Italy)
    Chairman and CEO, Glen Dimplex Group (based in Ireland)
  • Maurice O'GORMAN
    Chief Operating Officer, NCB Capital (based in Saudi Arabia)
  • Jim O'HARA
    Chairman, Irish Cultural Centre Hammersmith London (based in Britain)
  • Jim O'HARA
    Retired General Manager, Intel Ireland (based in Ireland)
  • Walter J. O'HARA JR.
    Managing Director and Executive VP, Allen & Company LLC (based in United States)
  • John O'KEEFFE
    Managing Director, Diageo Russia and Eastern Europe (based in Russian Federation)
  • Liam O'MAHONY
    Chairman IDA Chairman Smurfit Kappa plc Director CRH plc, CRH plc (based in Ireland)
  • Michael O'NEILL
    CEO, Coca Cola Icecek Turkey (based in Turkey)
  • Peter O'NEILL
    Managing Director, IBM Ireland (based in Ireland)
  • David O'REILLY
    Former Chairman of the Board & CEO, Chevron (based in United States)
  • Gavin O'REILLY
    Group CEO, Independent News & Media PLC (based in Britain)
  • Donal O'RIAIN
    Managing Director, Ecocem Materials Limited (based in France)
  • Paul O'RIORDAN
    CEO, Synexa Life Sciences (based in South Africa)
  • Barry O'SULLIVAN
    Senior Vice President, Cisco Systems (based in United States)
  • David O'SULLIVAN
    Chief Operating Officer, European External Action Service (based in Belgium)
    CEO, SingTel Optus Pty Ltd (based in Australia)
  • Niall O'TOOLE
    Managing Partner, Clyde & Co. Abu Dhabi (based in United Arab Emirates)
    Director, Institute of International Trade (based in Argentina)
  • Fionuala PENDER
    Executive Director, IIBN London (based in Britain)
  • Sheila PRATSCHKE
    Director, Irish Cultrual Centre Paris (based in France)
  • Ivor QUEALLY
    Managing Director, QK Meats Group (based in South Africa)
  • James E. QUINN
    President, Tiffany & Company (based in United States)
  • Lochlann QUINN
    Entrepreneur, Salazar Quinn (based in Brazil)
  • Paul S. QUINN
    Attorney at Law, Nossaman LLP (based in United States)
  • Laureen REGAN
    President, Regan Productions and SCDL Calgary (based in Canada)
  • Paul RELLIS
    Managing Director, Microsoft Ireland (based in Ireland)
    Chairman, Tourism Ireland (based in Ireland)
  • Wm. T. (Bill) ROBINSON III
    President, American Bar Association (based in United States)
  • Andy ROGERS
    Chair, Irish Community Group for the Olympic Games (based in Britain)
  • Dermott ROWAN
    Managing Director & Co-Owner, Kiely Rowan Plc (based in Britain)
  • John RYAN
    Chairman, Mcor Technologies (based in United States)
  • Kenneth RYAN
    Partner, KPMG Slovakia (based in Slovakia)
  • Frank Seiji SANDA
    Founder and CEO, Japan Communications Inc (based in Japan)
  • Anita M. SANDS
    Chief Operating Officer, UBS Wealth Management Americas (based in United States)
  • Paul SCALES
    Managing Director, Pacific Investments Asia Limited (based in Thailand)
  • Carl J SCHRAMM
    President & CEO, Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation (based in United States)
    Managing Director, WGZ BANK Ireland plc (based in Ireland)
  • John SEWARD
    General Manager, Coca-Cola Beverages Pakistan Ltd. (based in Pakistan)
    Global Head of Healthcare & Life Sciences & Senior Managing Director, FTI Consulting - Strategic Communications (based in Britain)
  • Brendan SHARPE
    Senior Executive Vice-President, Abu Dhabi Basic Industries Corporation (ADBIC) (based in United Arab Emirates)
  • Johnny SHINE
    Deputy CEO, ESB (based in Ireland)
  • Eamonn SINNOTT
    General Manager, Intel Ireland (based in Ireland)
  • Guillermo E. STANLEY
    Director, Banco Macro and Havanna Coffeehouses (based in Argentina)
  • Kevin SULLIVAN
    Chairman, Washington-Ireland Program (based in United States)
    Chairman, Goldman Sachs International (based in Britain)
  • Fionnuala SWEENEY
    Anchor & Correspondent, CNN International (based in United States)
  • Harry SWEENEY
    Owner, Paca Paca Farms (based in Japan)
  • John SWEENEY
    President Emeritus, AFL-CIO (based in United States)
  • H. Brian THOMPSON
    Executive Chairman, Global Telecom & Technology (based in United States)
  • Donough TIERNEY
    Vice President, EADS Northern/Western Europe & Canada (based in France)
  • Gavin L. TIERNEY
    CEO, Bimeda Inc (based in United States)
  • Colm TÓIBÍN
    Writer, (based in Ireland)
  • Catherine TOOLAN
    Managing Director, ARAMARK UK - Global Events (based in Britain)
  • Robert TROTA
    President, Max's Restaurant and Philippine Franchise Association (based in Philippines)
  • Mark TUOHEY
    Attorney, Brown Rudnick LLP (based in United States)
  • Malachy VALLELY
    Honorary Director-General and Board Member, Leuven Institute for Ireland in Europe (LIIE) (based in Belgium)
    Managing Director, Rowa Wagner GmbH & Co. KG, Rowa Pharmaceuticals Ltd., Rowex Ltd. (based in Germany)
  • James T. WALSH
    Former US Congressman, K&L Gates LLP (based in United States)
  • Michael WALSH
    Former Managing Director at Royal Bank of Scotland, (based in Britain)
  • Susan WALSH
    Dean, Globe Business College, Munich (based in Germany)
  • Tom WALSH
    Co-Founder & CEO, Renetech AB (based in Sweden)
  • Willie WALSH
    CEO, International Airlines Group (based in Britain)
  • Rodney WALSHE
    Chairman, Southern Travel Holdings Ltd (based in New Zealand)
  • Hilary M. WESTON
    Former Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, (based in Canada)
  • W. Galen WESTON
    Executive Chairman, George Weston Ltd (based in Canada)