Dermot Mannion, is a well-known figure in the airline industry with over 30 years experience, operating across three continents.
Initially, Mr. Mannion had a distinguished career at Emirates in Dubai between 1985 and 2005, rising to the position of President Group Support Services. Subsequently, he held the position of Aer Lingus CEO between 2005 and 2009, completing the privatization of the airline. More recently, in the capacity of Deputy Chairman of Royal Brunei Airlines, he played a key role in the government led award-winning rebranding and restructuring program. Mr. Mannion has also completed a four year term as non-executive director for Abacus International one of the largest IT companies based in Singapore.
Currently based in Ireland, he continues to be actively involved on a consultancy basis, in a number of aviation projects and other business activities. Mr Mannion hold positions on the advisory boards of two start up companies in the field of new technology; one based in Dublin and the other in Singapore.
He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland and is a graduate of Trinity College Business School, Dublin.