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Enterprise Ireland CEO To Step Down

It’s arguably one of the biggest jobs in the Irish tech sector. However the search is on for a new person to lead the semi state agency that has had success in recent years that has been the envy of Europe.

Enterprise Ireland, the Government agency of the Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation, responsible for developing Irish business globally, has announced that its Chief Executive Officer Julie Sinnamon is to step down from her role later this year.

Enterprise Ireland Chairman, Terence O’Rourke, paid tribute to Ms. Sinnamon saying: “Julie has made a hugely significant contribution to Enterprise Ireland and the growth of Irish enterprises around the world during her tenure as CEO.

‘A record 221,895 people are now employed by Enterprise Ireland-backed companies, with exports of almost €24bn, the highest in the history of the agency. I would like to thank Julie for her work as CEO, her leadership of the Enterprise Ireland team and for her commitment and dedication in supporting our client companies, ensuring that Irish enterprise is in a very strong position for the future”.

Julie Sinnamon, CEO of Enterprise Ireland, said: “It has been, and remains, an honour to lead this organisation and to work with colleagues throughout Ireland and globally to support the success of Irish exporters. I would like to thank our Chairman and Board, colleagues across the agency and in Government, and our clients for their support throughout my time as CEO.

‘It has also been my absolute privilege and joy to work with ambitious companies throughout Ireland to help them realise their potential on the global stage. I will work with the organisation until later in the year to ensure an orderly transition and, in the meantime, will continue to devote all of my efforts to help colleagues and clients achieve further success in global markets and in the development of Enterprise Ireland’s new 2021-2025 Corporate Strategy”.

Mr. O’Rourke said that the Agency would soon begin the recruitment process for a new CEO.

What a legacy Julie leaves. Still though a big question remains. What will Julie do next? Best of luck to her in her new future.