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Ex-CEO of Enterprise Ireland to become chair of IDA Ireland

Frank Ryan will appear before the Joint Committee for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation later today to discuss the appointment.

Frank Ryan and Fine Gael Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Richard Bruton.
Frank Ryan and Fine Gael Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Richard Bruton.
Image: Mark Stedman/Photocall Ireland

THE RECENTLY RETIRED CEO of Enterprise Ireland Frank Ryan has been appointed as the chairperson designate of the board of IDA Ireland.

Ryan previously worked with IDA Ireland for 25 years before serving two terms as CEO of Enterprise Ireland between 2003-2012.

A native of Dundalk and former air traffic controller, Ryan worked with the IDA between 1978 and 2003 during which time he spent a period working in North America.

Announcing the appointment, Jobs Minister Richard Bruton said that Ryan was ‘uniquely positioned to oversee the increased collaboration between the multinational sector’:

“Increased linkages between the multinational sector and our innovative Irish companies is a win-win for our economy,” he said.  “Delivering major supply-chain opportunities for Irish companies, and innovative products and services for multinationals.”

Ryan will appear before the Joint Committee for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation later today to discuss his appointment.

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