Wednesday 15th November 2017
Croke Park Stadium, Jones’ Road, Dublin D03 P6K9, Ireland
VP Treasury, SAP
Dympna is a former tax director with PwC. In industry she worked with Business Objects moving on acquisition to SAP. In 2010 Dympna moved to treasury to help establish an Irish subsidiary to allow SAP to do internal financing in US Dollars. Heavily involved in acquisition financing the Irish entity has raised $2.65bn on the US private placement market.
Group Treasurer, Constellium
With responsibility for Constellium’s Financial Risk Management, Cash Management, Corporate Finance, Credit Management and Insurance since 2012, Mark was previously Group Treasurer & Head of Structured Finance at Bombardier Transportation, Switzerland. He was Head of Financial Risk and Cash Services with Philips Electronics, Netherlands and was 9 years with Merrill Lynch in derivative structuring, building derivative models and commodity sales. Dr. Kirkland received his PhD in Stochastic Simulation and has a Mathematics honors degree.
Deputy Head of the Unit – Directorate-General for Economic and Financial Affairs, European Commission
The Directorate-General for Economic and Financial Affairs unit is responsible for the economic and policy surveillance of Ireland, Portugal and Denmark. Mr Kuhnert has previously worked in the Commission‘s financial markets department and also at the German Central Bank. He holds a Masters degree in economics from Germany’s University of Hamburg.
Current Affairs Correspondent, RTE
A graduate LSE and UCD, George Lee has been an economist at the Central Bank, ESB, Riada Stockbrokers, the Sunday Business Post and at RTE where he was Economics Editor from 1995 until 2009 before becoming a TD for Dublin South. He returned to the broadcaster and is currently RTE’s Agriculture and Environment Correspondent.
Vice President, European Investment Bank
With 20 years experience in economic policy and public service management, Andrew was appointed to EIB in Sept 2016, and was previously Economic Advisor to the Taoiseach since 2011. Prior to working for the Taoiseach, he was Chief Economist at the Irish business development agency, Forfás, and European Deputy Editor at the Economist Intelligence Unit. He holds an MBA from the Michael Smurfit Graduate School of Business and studied at John Hopkins University and University College Dublin. He is the first Irish member of the bank’s Management Committee for 12 years.
Associate Editor, The Hill
The White House columnist at The Hill (a top US political newspaper and website in Washington, D.C.), Niall is a Belfast native who has lived in the United States since 2003. He has covered four presidential elections and is a frequent TV commentator. Niall is also the author of Redemption Song, an Irish bestseller about Barack Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign.
Global Market Strategist (Executive Director) J.P. Morgan Asset Management
Delivering research-driven global economy and markets insights to retail and institutional clients in UK and Europe, David is a frequent guest on CNBC, Bloomberg, etc. Previously with MRB Partners, New York as senior macro strategist, he also held similar roles at Heitman Securities, London and United Nations Department for Economics and Social Affairs. David holds an M.Sc. in International Political Economy and a Ph.D. in Economics. He is an FRM and CMT Charter Holder.
Senior Manager Investment and Treasury, Johnson and Johnson European Treasury Company
Previously with Lifetime Assurance and Ulster Bank Investment Services, Lorcan was also formerly a Money Markets dealer with National Irish Bank before joining Johnson and Johnson’s Treasury function in 2000 as a Corporate Investment Management team analyst. He was promoted to Investments & Liquidity Manager in 2003 and Senior Manager in 2010. A regular Treasury events panelist, Lorcan is an IACT committee member and also the IACT representative at the EACT.