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)
  • Bob BRANNOCK
    President - International Lifestyle Protection and European Operations, Genworth Financial (based in Britain)
  • Peter BRENNAN
    Director, Fantastic Holdings Limited (based in Australia)
  • Loretta BRENNAN GLUCKSMAN
    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)
  • Mary CAMPBELL
    Head Of Global Cash and Trade Operations, Deutsche Bank AG (based in Britain)
  • Michael CAREY
    Chairman, Bord Bia (based in Ireland)
  • Ger CARMODY
    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)
  • Ann DEMPSEY
    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)
  • Paul DRECHSLER
    Chairman, Bibby Line Group (based in Britain)
  • Gerry DUNNE
    CEO, Dun Laoghaire Harbour Company (based in Ireland)
  • Mary DUNPHY MOLONEY
    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)
  • Mark FERGUSON
    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)
  • Paul FINNERTY
    CEO, ABP Group (based in Ireland)
  • David P. FITZGERALD
    Chairman, Fitzgerald & CO (based in United States)
  • Niall FITZGERALD
    Chairman, Leverhulme Trust (based in Britain)
  • John FITZPATRICK
    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)
  • Ray GAMMELL
    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)
  • Basil GEOGHEGAN
    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)
  • Liam HALLIGAN
    Economic Commentator, Telegraph Media Group (based in Britain)
  • Paul HANNIGAN
    President, Letterkenny Institute of Technology (based in Ireland)
  • Ronan HARRIS
    Vice President EMEA & Head of Google Ireland, Google Ireland (based in Ireland)
  • John HARTNETT
    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)
  • Maria HINFELAAR
    President, Limerick Institute of Technology (based in Ireland)
  • PJ HOUGH
    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)
  • Liam KAVANAGH
    Managing Director, The Irish Times (based in Ireland)
  • Paul KAVANAGH
    Managing Director, Radio Riviera (based in Monaco)
  • Robert G. KEARNS
    President, Kearns Insurance Corporation (based in Canada)
  • Ann B. KELLEHER
    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)
  • Brian MACCRAITH
    President, Dublin City University (based in Ireland)
  • Colin MACDONALD
    CEO, Fine Grain Property Pte Ltd (based in Singapore)
  • Cormac MACDONNCHA
    Operations Director, ThermoKing Galway (based in Ireland)
  • Hugo MACNEILL
    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)
  • Stan MCCARTHY
    CEO, Kerry Group plc (based in Ireland)
  • Hildagarde MCCARVILLE
    CEO, Veolia Nedarland BV (based in Netherlands)
  • Colin McCLATCHIE
    Chairman, Chairman Prescient (based in Britain)
  • Mark MCCORMACK
    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)
  • Mark MCGUINESS
    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)
  • Kieran MCLOUGHLIN
    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)
  • Tim MCTIERNAN
    President and Vice-Chancellor, University of Ontario Institiute of Technology (based in Canada)
  • David MCWILLIAMS
    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)
  • Orna NÍ CHIONNA
    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)
  • Aogán O FEARGHAIL
    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)
  • Barry O'CALLAGHAN
    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)
  • Sean O'DRISCOLL
    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)
  • Peter O'SULLIVAN-GREENE
    Managing Director, Shellfish de la Mer (based in Ireland)
  • Niall O'TOOLE
    Managing Partner, Clyde & Co (based in United Arab Emirates)
  • Patrick PRENDERGAST
    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)
  • Gilliane QUINN DE SCHONEN
    President, Zumo (based in France)
  • Laureen REGAN
    President and CEO, Boom Group Inc. (based in Canada)
  • Ian ROBERTSON
    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)
  • Denise SAVAGE-HUGHES
    Director, Alpine Insurance & Financial Inc (based in Canada)
  • Paul SCALES
    Managing Director, Pacific Investments Asia Limited (based in Thailand)
  • Werner SCHWANBERG
    Managing Director, WGZ BANK Ireland plc (based in Ireland)
  • Naomi SCOTT
    Chief Representative, Anglo-American (based in Mozambique)
  • Liz SHANAHAN
    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)
  • Jim SULLIVAN
    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)
  • Brigitte WAGNER HALSWICK
    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)