In order to consolidate past success and build for the future, the Board of IDA Ireland, the foreign investment agency of the Irish Government, will be appointing Martin Shanahan to the role of Chief Executive Officer designate of IDA Ireland. Martin is currently the Chief Executive Officer of Forfas, the advisory board for enterprise, trade, science, technology and innovation.
Martin will take up the role in August and lead the development of a new strategy for IDA, along with client companies, the department of jobs, enterprise and innovation, other government departments and sister agencies.
Frank Ryan, Chairman, IDA said, “Martin Shanahan is an energetic senior executive, with extensive experience in both public and private sectors. He will bring a wealth of knowledge of economic development from his previous role as Chief Executive Office of Forfás. Working with the current dynamic IDA team, he will build on the successes of recent years and take the organisation into a new phase of its development.”
EP News Bureau – Mumbai