All Ireland Marketing Champion 2018

IDA Ireland Frank Ryan


Frank Ryan has spent the greater part of his distinguished career marketing Ireland’s products and services, and the country itself, across the globe. He is chairman of IDA Ireland, the agency with the mission to attract the foreign direct investment that is so vital to the continued development of the modern Irish economy. During an earlier 25 year career with the IDA, Frank served at home and in North America, and he was a member of the team that attracted the multi-billion dollar Intel investment into Ireland. Then, during his tenure as chief executive of Enterprise Ireland over a ten-year period, revenues and jobs generated by Irish exporting companies hit record levels, despite the economic crisis. Frank is engaged in a range of non-executive and advisory roles in the areas of commerce and education, and his interests include international business, world trade, economic development and the Irish language.