New CEO Designate of Enterprise Ireland Appointed

Statement from Chairman, Enterprise Ireland. 29 August 2013

Terence O’Rourke, Chairman of the Board of Enterprise Ireland announced today, Thursday 29th August, 2013, that following a rigorous process and evaluation of applicants from Ireland and overseas, Julie Sinnamon has been appointed Chief Executive Officer of Enterprise Ireland.

Julie Sinnamon
Julie Sinnamon

Throughout her career in Enterprise Ireland and IDA Ireland, Julie has gained considerable experience in a variety of industry sectors and international markets. Most recently she was Executive Director for Global Business Development in Enterprise Ireland. Julie has a Masters Degree in International Business (Fordham & IMI) and is a graduate of the Stanford Executive Programme.

Making the announcement, Terence O’Rourke said “I would like to congratulate Julie on her appointment which takes effect on 3rd November 2013. The Board was very impressed with Julie's knowledge of, and background in, enterprise development, her understanding of the challenges facing Irish enterprise and her vision for its further development. Julie will now develop and build on the considerable strengths of the organisation built up by the great work of Frank Ryan over the past 10 years”.


For further information, please contact:

Alan Hobbs

Head of Corporate Communications
Enterprise Ireland Press Office.

+353 (1) 727 2904

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Alan Hobbs