Chief Executive Officer
Michael Lohan is the Chief Executive Officer of IDA Ireland as of April 2023 and is based in Dublin, Ireland. IDA Ireland is a leading global investment promotion agency with a track record of 70+ years as a key influencer in the development of the Irish economy and its reputation abroad. IDA Ireland is the non-commercial and semi-state agency responsible for the attraction and development of foreign direct investment into Ireland for the economic and social benefit of Ireland. IDA Ireland operates under the aegis of the Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment and works as a strategic partner to assist multinational companies to set up and grow in Ireland. IDA Ireland works with client companies across several key sectors of focus: International Financial Services, Technology, Content, Consumer and Business Services, Biopharmaceuticals, Medical Technologies, Emerging Business, Engineering, Green Economy and Growth Markets.
Prior to this role, Michael was a member of IDA’s Executive Leadership team with global responsibility for Life Sciences (Biopharmaceutical and Medical Technologies) and as organisational lead on Talent, Transformation, and Innovation agenda at IDA Ireland. Michael joined IDA Ireland in 2003 and has held various management positions across multiple functions and has represented IDA in several fora including as a Board member on Digital Manufacturing Ireland, a governance member on the SSPC research centre for pharmaceuticals and also The Irish Medical Association (which is the business association within IBEC representing the medical devices and diagnostics sector).
Prior to joining IDA Ireland, Michael held several different positions including Manager for New Business Solutions with Nortel’s European Operations in Galway and a management role with IEC Electronics European Operations. Michael is an Engineering graduate with an MSc in Technology Management from the National University of Ireland, Galway and additionally is a graduate of the Berkley Executive Programme.