2015 Forum Participants

  • Kingsley AIKINS
    CEO, Diaspora Matters (based in Ireland)
  • Lionel ALEXANDER
    Board Member, IDA (based in Ireland)
  • Ronald ANDERSON
    Chair, Malaysia Ireland Business Network (MIBN) (based in Malaysia)
  • Tom ARNOLD
    Director General, IIEA (based in Ireland)
  • Brian BARRY
    Managing Partner, Tirna Partners (based in Canada)
  • Fergal BARRY
    President, Galway Mayo Institute of Technology (based in Ireland)
  • Gerard J. BARRY
    Founder/CEO, DeBarra Innovations Ltd. (based in Ireland)
  • Camilla BEGLAN
    Owner, Independent Practitioner (based in Germany)
  • Pat BEIRNE
    CEO, Mergon (based in Ireland)
  • Dermot J.M. BODEN
    Chief Brand Officer, Citigroup Inc (based in United States)
  • Donal BOYLAN
    CEO, Hong Kong Capital Aviation (based in Hong Kong)
  • Angela BRADY
    Director, Brady Mallalieu Architects (based in Britain)
    President - International Lifestyle Protection and European Operations, Genworth Financial (based in Britain)
  • Peter BRENNAN
    Director, Fantastic Holdings Limited (based in Australia)
    Chairman Emeritus, The American Ireland Fund (based in United States)
  • James J. BROWNE
    President, , NUI Galway (based in Ireland)
  • Brian D P BUCKLEY
    Managing Director, Buckley Executive Energy Consultants (based in Ireland)
  • Margaret BURGRAFF
    Vice-President, Intel Capital (based in United States)
  • Dan BYRNE
    Founder and Chairman, Lincor Solutions Inc. (based in Ireland)
  • Gordon CAMPBELL
    CEO, Spar International (based in Netherlands)
    Head Of Global Cash and Trade Operations, Deutsche Bank AG (based in Britain)
  • Michael CAREY
    Chairman, Bord Bia (based in Ireland)
    GM Ballydine, Merck Sharp & Dohme (Ireland) (based in Ireland)
  • Liam CASEY
    CEO, PCH International (based in United States)
  • Norah CASEY
    CEO, Harmonia (based in Ireland)
  • Peter CASEY
    Executive Chairman, Claddagh Resources (based in United States)
  • Frank CASHMAN
    CEO, Anecto (based in Ireland)
  • Terry CLUNE
    Chairman, ConnectIreland & The Taxback Group (based in Ireland)
  • Fergal COLEMAN
    Vice President, Irish Australian Chamber of Commerce (based in Australia)
  • Paul COLEMAN
    Former CEO, Hanwha Biologics Seoul (based in United States)
  • Fred COMBE
    CEO, China International Duty Free (based in Singapore)
  • Kevin CONBOY
    President, Irish Chamber of Alanta (based in United States)
  • Aidan CONNOLLY
    Vice President Corporate Accounts, Alltech (based in United States)
  • Matthew CONNOLLY
    Founder and Managing Director, EIRE Systems (based in Japan)
  • Avril CONROY
    Vice President Retail and domestic market development., Rosneft Russia (based in Russian)
  • John CONROY
    CEO, Acton Holdings (based in Ireland)
  • Patrick COSGRAVE
    Founder & CEO of Web Summit, Web Summit (based in Ireland)
  • Aidan COTTER
    Chief Executive Officer, Bord Bia (based in Ireland)
  • Andrew COWAN
    CEO, Northern Irish Connections (based in Ireland)
  • Gerard CREANER
    President, Get Reskilled Inc (based in Singapore)
  • Edel CREELY
    Managing Director, Trilogy Technologies (based in Ireland)
  • Brian CROWLEY
    CEO, TTM Healthcare (based in Ireland)
  • Norman CROWLEY
    CEO, Crowley Carbon Ltd (based in Ireland)
  • Vincent CUNNANE
    President, Institute of Technology Sligo (based in Ireland)
  • 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)
  • Andrew J. DEEKS
    President, University College Dublin (based in Ireland)
    Partner, Hibernian Investments GmbH (based in Germany)
  • Richard DEVEREUX
    Labour Law Counsel, Intel GmbH (based in Germany)
  • Gearoid DOYLE
    Founder and Executive Chairman, Kinsale Capital Management (based in Ireland)
  • Hugo DOYLE
    Head of Internatonal Relations International and Regulatory Affairs, Intesa Sanpaolo (based in Italy)
  • Margaret DOYLE
    Partner Head of Financial Services and Real Estate Research, Deloitte UK (based in Britain)
    Chairman, Bibby Line Group (based in Britain)
  • Gerry DUNNE
    CEO, Dun Laoghaire Harbour Company (based in Ireland)
    Global CEO, CoderDojo (based in Ireland)
  • Gearóid FAHERTY
    Former Chairman & CEO, Eurand N.V. (based in Italy)
  • Mike FEERICK
    Chairperson, Ireland Reaching Out (based in Ireland)
  • Mark FENTON
    Group Diversity and Inclusion Business Partner, AXA Group (based in Ireland)
  • Niall FENTON
    Co-Chairman, IIBN (based in Ireland)
    Director General, Science Foundation Ireland (based in Ireland)
  • Irial FINAN
    Executive Vice President, The Coca Cola Company & President Bottling Investments Group (based in United States)
  • Désirée FINNEGAN
    Senior Vice President International Publicity, Warner Bros. Studios (based in United States)
    CEO, ABP Group (based in Ireland)
    Chairman, Fitzgerald & CO (based in United States)
    Chairman, Leverhulme Trust (based in Britain)
    President & CEO, Fitzpatrick Hotel Group (based in United States)
  • Una FOX
    Vice President, Disney (based in United States)
  • Elizabeth FRANCIS
    Founder, Atelier ‚Ä©Francis (based in Italy)
  • Cathal GAFFNEY
    Chief Executive, Brown Bag Films (based in Ireland)
  • Patrick J. GALLAGHER
    Chief Executive Officer - Sri Lanka and Maldives, HSBC (based in Sri Lanka)
    Chief People and Performance Officer, Etihad Airways (based in United Arab Emirates)
  • Kathleen GARRETT
    Partner London Office, Arthur Cox (based in Britain)
  • Clem GARVEY
    Chief Operating Officer, Neopost Group (based in France)
    Partner, PJT Partners London (based in Britain)
  • Håkan GERGILS
    Director and Founder, ECOFIN Invest AB (based in Sweden)
  • Niall GIBBONS
    Chief Executive Officer, Tourism Ireland (based in Ireland)
  • Jackie GILNA
    President, International Enterprise Partners Inc (IEPCAN) (based in Canada)
  • Danuta GRAY
    Non-Executive Director, Paddy Power plc (based in United Kingdom)
  • Cathriona HALLAHAN
    Managing Director, Microsoft Ireland (based in Ireland)
    Economic Commentator, Telegraph Media Group (based in Britain)
    President, Letterkenny Institute of Technology (based in Ireland)
  • Ronan HARRIS
    Vice President EMEA & Head of Google Ireland, Google Ireland (based in Ireland)
    Founder and CEO, ITLG and SVG Partners (based in United States)
  • Aongus HEGARTY
    President EMEA, Dell (based in Ireland)
  • Declan HEGARTY
    General Manager Abu Dhabi, JP Morgan (based in United Arab Emirates)
  • Conor HENNEBRY
    Managing Director Head of UK & Ireland Capital Markets and Corporate Banking, Deutsche Bank (based in Britain)
    President, Limerick Institute of Technology (based in Ireland)
    Retired Corporate Vice President, Microsoft (based in United States)
  • Ian HYLAND
    Publisher, Business and Finance (based in Ireland)
  • Rose HYNES
    Chairman, Shannon Group plc (based in Ireland)
    Managing Director, The Irish Times (based in Ireland)
    Managing Director, Radio Riviera (based in Monaco)
  • Robert G. KEARNS
    President, Kearns Insurance Corporation (based in Canada)
    TMG Vice President, Intel Corporation (based in United States)
  • Aengus KELLY
    CEO, AerCap Holdings N.V. (based in Netherlands)
  • Paul KERLEY
    Chairman, Fenergo (based in Ireland)
  • Seamus KILGANNON
    CEO, Schivo (based in Ireland)
  • Joe KING
    Retired CEO, Molex Incorporated (based in United States)
  • Philip KING
    Musician and Film-Maker, South Wind Blows (based in Ireland)
  • Adrian LACEY
    Financial Director, , Tanco Autowrap (based in Ireland)
  • Des LAMONT
    President, Institute of Directors in Ireland (based in Ireland)
  • Joe LEE
    Director, Glucksman Ireland House (based in United States)
  • Steve LENOX
    President, Irish Network USA (based in United States)
  • Colm LONG
    CEO, wynry (based in Ireland)
  • Niall R. LYNAM
    Senior Vice President, Magna Mirrors (based in United States)
  • Paul LYNAM
    Director, Siemens Ireland (based in Ireland)
  • Colm LYON
    Founder and CEO, Fire Financial Services Limited (based in Ireland)
  • Pearse T. LYONS
    President, Alltech Inc (based in United States)
    President, Dublin City University (based in Ireland)
    CEO, Fine Grain Property Pte Ltd (based in Singapore)
    Operations Director, ThermoKing Galway (based in Ireland)
    Managing Director Investment Banking, Goldman Sachs (based in United Kingdom)
  • Laura MAGAHY
    Chair, , Irish Design 2015 (based in Ireland)
  • Orlaith MCBRIDE
    Director, Arts Council (based in Ireland)
  • Tara MCCABE
    Senior Vice President, Permal Group (based in United States)
  • Gabriel MCCAFFREY
    VP Alliances, Oproma (based in Canada)
  • Darragh MCCARTHY
    CEO & Founder, FinTrU Limited (based in Britain)
  • John T. MCCARTHY
    Chairman, ING Bank - Turkey (based in Turkey)
    CEO, Kerry Group plc (based in Ireland)
  • Hildagarde MCCARVILLE
    CEO, Veolia Nedarland BV (based in Netherlands)
  • Colin McCLATCHIE
    Chairman, Chairman Prescient (based in Britain)
    Managing Director, MC2 (based in Australia)
  • Martin MCCOURT
    Executive Vice President - Strategy & Innovation, Gemalto (based in France)
  • Danny MCCOY
    CEO, IBEC (based in Ireland)
  • Brendan MCDONAGH
    Former Executive Chairman, Bank of NT Butterfield & Son Ltd (based in Bermuda)
  • Conor McENROY
    Founder and Chairman, Abbeyfield Group (based in Paraguay)
  • Jimmy McGEE
    Chief Executive, Athlone Extrusions (based in Ireland)
  • Michael MCGOVERN
    President, McGovern Enterprises Inc (based in United States)
  • Paraic MCGRATH
    Director, CRH Group Asia (based in Singapore)
    President, Industrias H24 (based in Mexico)
  • Simon MCKEEVER
    Chief Executive Officer, Irish Exporters Association (based in Ireland)
  • Mary MCKENNA
    Tech Entrepreneur investor and Co-Founder, Northern Ireland Science Park (based in Britain)
  • William MCLAUGHLIN
    Chairman & Founder, Irish American Business Chamber and Network Inc (based in United States)
    President and CEO, The Worldwide Ireland Funds (based in United States)
  • Paul MCNELIS
    Bendheim Professor or Economic and Financial Policy, Fordham University (based in United States)
    President and Vice-Chancellor, University of Ontario Institiute of Technology (based in Canada)
    Economist & Broadcaster, (based in Ireland)
  • Thomas F. MEAGHER Jr.
    Managing Director, Grosvenor Capital Management L.P. (based in United States)
  • Margaret MOLLOY
    Global Chief Marketing Officer, Siegel and Gale (based in United States)
  • Noel MOORE
    CEO, Marine Research Systems (based in Ireland)
  • Richard MORAN
    President, Menlo College (based in United States)
  • Kenneth MORGAN
    Director, Vistra (based in Poland)
  • Redmond MORRIS
    Film Producer, Four Provinces Films (based in Ireland)
  • Philip MOYNAGH
    VP Internet of Things, Intel (based in Ireland)
  • Hazel MULHARE
    Vice President, Kea Consultants (based in Britain)
  • Brendan MURPHY
    President, Cork Institute of Technology (based in Ireland)
  • Caroline MURPHY
    Sales and Business Relations, Siam Piwat Co. Ltd (based in Thailand)
  • Cliona MURPHY
    VP Technical Function, PepsiCo (based in Ireland)
  • Connor MURPHY
    Founder, Datahug & MBP (based in Germany)
  • John MURPHY
    Vice President/Portfolio Manager, CIBC World Markets Inc. (based in Canada)
  • Kieran MURPHY
    President & CEO, GE Healthcare (based in Ireland)
  • Martin MURPHY
    Managing Director, Hewlett-Packard Ireland Ltd (based in Ireland)
  • Oliver MURPHY
    President, Institute of Technology Tralee (based in Ireland)
  • Peter MURPHY
    Co-Principal, Murphy's Food Sales (based in Canada)
  • Martin MURRAY
    CEO, Asia Matters (based in Ireland)
  • Larry MURRIN
    Managing Director, Dawn Farm Foods (based in Ireland)
  • Martin NAUGHTON
    President and Owner, Glen Dimplex Group (based in Ireland)
  • Shane NAUGHTON
    Chief Executive Officer, Inundata LLC (based in United States)
    Non-Executive Director, Royal Mail (based in Britain)
  • Paddy NIXON
    Vice Chancellor & President, University of Ulster (based in Ireland)
  • John NOLAN
    CEO, Steno Diabetes Centre (based in Denmark)
  • Brendan NOONAN
    Senior Vice-President Group Training & Development, Emirates Airline Group (based in United Arab Emirates)
    President, GAA (based in Ireland)
  • Ciarán Ó hÓGARTAIGH
    Dean, UCD School of Business Quinn School of Business (based in Ireland)
  • Dara O'BRIAIN
    Comedian & TV Presenter, (based in Britain)
  • Denis O'BRIEN
    Chairman, Digicel Group (based in Malta)
  • Mary Ann O'BRIEN
    Chairman, Lily O'Briens (based in Ireland)
    Chairman & CEO, Rise Global Holdings Ltd (based in Ireland)
  • Colm O'CARROLL
    Chemist/Enterpreneur President, Epsilon Chemicals and Advance Laboratories Inc (based in Canada)
  • Stephen O'CONNOR
    Executive Chairman, The Underwriting Exchange (based in Britain)
  • Tim O'CONNOR
    Chairman, The Gathering (based in Ireland)
  • John O'DEA
    Managing Director, Crospon (based in Ireland)
  • Hugh O'DONNELL
    Director Consultant, Various entities in Ireland Norway Italy. (based in Italy)
    Chairman & CEO, Glen Dimplex Group (based in Ireland)
  • Denis O'FLYNN
    Managing Director, Pernod Ricard UK (based in Britain)
  • Maurice O'GORMAN
    Retired Chief Operating Officer, NCB Capital (based in Ireland)
  • Conor O'KELLY
    Chief Executive Officer, NTMA (based in Ireland)
  • Stella O'LEARY
    Founder and President Irish American Democrats, Irish American Democrats (based in United States)
  • Harry O'NEILL
    Partner CEO & Board Practice, Heidrick and Struggles Hong Kong (based in Hong Kong)
  • Peter O'NEILL
    Managing Director, IBM Ireland (based in Ireland)
  • Gavin O'REILLY
    CEO, The Agency Group Limited (based in Ireland)
  • Donal O'RIAIN
    Managing Director, Ecocem Materials Limited (based in France)
  • Paul O'RIORDAN
    CEO, Synexa Life Sciences (based in South Africa)
  • Feargal O'ROURKE
    Managing Partner, PwC (based in Ireland)
  • Shaun O'SHEA
    Co-Chairman, IIBN (based in Ireland)
    Managing Director, Shellfish de la Mer (based in Ireland)
  • Niall O'TOOLE
    Managing Partner, Clyde & Co (based in United Arab Emirates)
    Provost, Trinity College Dublin (based in Ireland)
  • Ivor QUEALLY
    Managing Director, QK Meats (based in South Africa)
  • Shaun QUINN
    Chief Executive Officer, Failte Ireland (based in Ireland)
    President, Zumo (based in France)
  • Laureen REGAN
    President and CEO, Boom Group Inc. (based in Canada)
    Co-Director, Global Brain Health Institute Trinity College Dublin (based in Ireland)
  • Andy ROGERS
    Board Member and Former Co-Chair, Irish International Business Network (IIBN) (based in Britain)
  • Dermott ROWAN
    MD and Co-Owner, Kiely Rowan Plc (based in Britain)
  • Keith RUDDOCK
    General Counsel and Company Secretary, Weir Group (based in Britain)
  • Frank RYAN
    Chairman, IDA Ireland (based in Ireland)
  • Kenneth RYAN
    Managing Partner Financial Advisory Services, KPMG spol (based in Slovakia)
  • Bob SAVAGE
    VP & MD, EMC Information Systems International (based in Ireland)
    Director, Alpine Insurance & Financial Inc (based in Canada)
  • Paul SCALES
    Managing Director, Pacific Investments Asia Limited (based in Thailand)
    Managing Director, WGZ BANK Ireland plc (based in Ireland)
  • Naomi SCOTT
    Chief Representative, Anglo-American (based in Mozambique)
    Founder and Co-Chair, Reconfigure & Engagement Partners (based in Britain)
  • Martin SHANAHAN
    Chief Executive Officer, IDA (based in Ireland)
  • Brendan SHARPE
    Chief - Investment Economics & Financing, Department of Economic Development Abu Dhabi (based in United Arab Emirates)
  • Dermot SHORTT
    Managing Director, UBS Delta (based in Britain)
  • Julie SINNAMON
    Chief Executive Officer, Enterprise Ireland (based in Ireland)
  • Eamonn SINNOTT
    General Manager, Intel Ireland (based in Ireland)
  • Dómhnal SLATTERY
    CEO, Avolon (based in Ireland)
  • Pat SMYTH
    General Secretary, , Irish Farmers Association (based in Ireland)
  • Ted SMYTH
    Vice Chair and Chief of Staff, Edelman (based in United States)
  • John SPEERS
    Managing Director Institutional Relationship Management, BMO Capital Markets (based in Canada)
    Vice President Discovery, Abbvie (based in United States)
  • Fionnuala SWEENEY
    Journalist & Broadcaster, Doe Media (based in United States)
  • Harry SWEENEY
    Owner, Paca Paca Farms (based in Japan)
  • Siobhan TALBOT
    CEO, Glanbia (based in Ireland)
  • Donough TIERNEY
    Vice President, Airbus Group International (based in Germany)
  • Gavin L. TIERNEY
    Group Chief Operations Officer Bimeda Holdings & Chief Executive Officer Bimeda Americas, Bimeda (based in United States)
  • Kevin TOLAND
    CEO, daa (based in Ireland)
  • Catherine TOOLAN
    Managing Director Special Projects, Aramark International (based in Ireland)
  • William TWOMEY
    Commercial Director, Inform Nutrition (based in Ireland)
    Managing Director, The ROWA Group (based in Germany)
  • Michael WALSH
    Managing Director Foreign Exchange, Lloyds Banking Group (based in Britain)
  • Susan WALSH
    Director/Dean, Globe Business College Munich (based in Germany)
  • Tom WALSH
    Co-Founder & CEO, Renetech AB (based in Sweden)
  • Rodney WALSHE
    Chairman & Director, Rodney Walshe Limited (based in New Zealand)
  • Carol WARD
    Chief Operating Officer, MAN GLG (based in Britain)
  • Paul YOUNG
    CEO, Cartoon Saloon (based in Ireland)