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Asia Pacific Ireland Business Forum Directory ,Irish Chambers of Commerce in Asia

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    • asia pacific iRELaNDPublished with the support of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Ireland www.dfa.ie business forum directory 2011 – 2012
    • introduction >> ConTEnTs meSSage InTRoDuCTIon the aSia pacific irelanD18 BuSineSS forum explaineD 4 gaa in aSia FoRuM REPoRT 13 from Dick Spring S patron, aSia pacific irelanD BuSineSS forum, key meSSageS from the lateSt anD non-executive vice-chairman, fexco apiBf forum event in hong kong 14 GRouPs AnD MEMBERs Beijing 18 Since being approached to get involved in the inaugural aSia pacific ireland buSineSS Shanghai 22 forum (apibf) in Singapore in 2007, I have been pleased to lend whatever modest support I could to what I feel hong kong 26 is a timely and imaginative initiative to bring together Irish malaySia 32 businesspeople based in Asia on the occasion of the annual32 Asian Gaelic Games. Singapore 36 Building on the successful APIBF in Singapore and subsequent events in Malaysia, Thailand and Hong Kong, the japan 38 annual APIBF has evolved into the most important gathering South korea 44 of Irish buinesspeople based in Asia Pacific and the Gulf. Our unique event at Croke Park hosted by Christy Cooney and vietnam 48 the GAA makes excellent use of the APIBF as a platform to support Irish business and fits well with the GAA’s special role auStralia 50 in Irish society. I would hope that, like the event in Asia held thailanD 52 on the eve of the Asian Gaelic Games, it will become an annual fixture in the GAA calendar. IRIsh GovERnMEnT AGEnCy ConTACTs 55 I am also pleased to have been able to see at first hand the vital role that the APIBF members have played in helping the EMBAssIEs, ConsulATEs AnD embassies and state agencies in their efforts to expand Irish52 honoRARy Consuls 58 trade with the Asia Pacific and Gulf regions. I believe that the future offers great potential and I know inDia 60 that those involved in leading the APIBF – based in Asia and eu aSean BuSineSS council 61 Ireland – are ambitious about improving the links with the Irish business sector and the ‘take aways’ of the APIBF events. DuBai anD oman 62 Finally, one of the features of the APIBF has been the quiet, low key but effective way in which it has drawn together a the farmleigh fellowShip – ucc/ntu 63 broad range of people based across the dynamic Asian region. The event at Croke Park is once again very much a collective effort with co-founder Peter Ryan being joined by group chair Rob Agnew; Conor O’Mara and Padraig Walsh (Hong Kong); Micheál Collins and Paraic McGrath (Singapore); Kieran Brennan (Vietnam); Paul Scales (Thailand); and Martin Murray (Ireland).The APIBF Business Directory, an initiative of the Ireland Japan Chamber of Commerce, was published on behalf Congratulations and thanks to everyone involved inof the APIBF by Whitespace Publishing Group making the APIBF a reality in Asia and Ireland, and in puttingEdited by Martin Murray and Peter Ryan, supported by Matthew Connolly together this valuable directory which will be a resource for anyone interested in pursuing business in the Asia Pacific andWith the support of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Ireland www.dfa.ie Gulf regions. Asia Pacific Ireland Business Forum Directory 3
    • apibf apibf What is T he Asia Pacific Ireland Business Forum ? (APIBF) is the first event of its type in the world focused on building connections between and with the GAA clubs and business groups based in the Asia Pacific and Gulf regions.the asia Pacific ireland The concept was introduced by Peter Ryan, who has been involved with the GAA in Asia since 1997 and was a founder member of the GAA’s Asian County Board. Business forum Ryan was also closely involved with the Irish business groups in Japan, Korea and Singapore. Ryan recognised the potential synergies between and prestige of the day-long event. His participation made the task of approaching others to attend and The Asia Pacific Ireland the growing GAA and business networks in the region and, at his instigation in 2007, the first APIBF was speak a lot more manageable for the organisers. Since that time, the APIBF has grown in substance Business Forum creates organised in Singapore on the eve of the annual Asian Gaelic Games. and has become a feature of the annual Asian Gaelic Games. It has been hosted successively in Penang, synergies between the The inaugural APIBF was only possible due to the Malaysia (2008), Bangkok, Thailand (2009) and Hong growing GAA and extraordinary effort of a range of people including members of the Irish Business Association of Singa- Kong, China (2010). The legendary Micheál Ó Muirc- heartaigh has been a regular feature at the APIBF business networks in pore (Colin MacDonald, all at McCraic, Moira Lynam, Micheál and Sherry Collins and Declan McFadden), and Asian Gaelic Games. Margaret Ward (RTE) and Clifford Coonan (The Irish Times) continue to be active the region the Hong Kong Ireland Business Forum (Rob Agnew), supporters Matthew Connolly in Tokyo, Angela Keane, Catherine On each occasion, in addition to the core APIBF Toolan and Margaret Ward in Beijing, Mick Shannon, team, the input of a small number of people has been Noel Lennon, Pat Gibbons (UCD), Barry O’ Brien instrumental to making the events a success – Jose- (RCSI), embassies in the region, Enterprise Ireland phine Evans and Brendan Lyons in 2008, Jerome Kelly, Linkedin Group: (Michael Garvey, KB Lim) and the Asian County Board Liam O’Keeffe and Paul Scales in 2009, Pádraig Walsh, The ApiBF is active on Linkedin with over 500 members of the GAA (Paraic McGrath). Conor and Susan O’Mara, Bill Condon, Paul Costigan who share information, knowledge and contacts on developments in Asia-ireland business. Membership is The early commitment by Dick Spring, FEXCO and and Rob Agnew in 2010. free and open to all. Sign up today. former Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs, to Among the outcomes of the 2010 APIBF event in travel to Singapore to attend enhanced the credibility Hong Kong was a commitment to reach out to the Irish4 Asia Pacific Ireland Business Forum Directory Asia Pacific Ireland Business Forum Directory 5
    • a collaboration betweenapibf www.gaa.ie www.apibf.com New Asian Realities for Irish Business Kindly supported by www.ulsterbank.ie www.enterprise-ireland.com www.pchintl.com‘ní neart go cur le chéile – no strengthwithout unity’ Cbusiness community to improve the awareness of Asia Details of the new APIBF structure will be formally Mand to forge connections with the Irish business groups announced at the fifth annual Asia Pacific Ireland Busi- Yworking in the region. ness Forum, which will be hosted by the Irish Chamber The GAA was hugely enthusiastic about the concept of Commerce, Korea in Seoul on Friday, 14 October. CMand the GAA President Christy Cooney was familiar The APIBF 2011 will be held on the eve of the 16thwith the APIBF work through his participation at the annual Asian Gaelic Games, which will take place in MY Time: 12.00-20.00 | Friday, 17 June 2011 | Croke Park, Dublin, IrelandAPIBF 2010 in Hong Kong. Suwon, South Korea on 15 and 16 October, hosted by CY The APIBF Conference at Croke Park on 17 June has the Seoul Gaels Gaelic Football Club.been organised on a voluntary basis by a group chaired The APIBF has been run to date entirely by CMYby Rob Agnew (Hong Kong) together with Conor O’ voluntary effort with the generous support of a range Keynote Address by The Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Mr. Eamon Gilmore T.D KMara and Padraig Walsh (also Hong Kong), Micheál of sponsors, in particular PCH International andCollins and Paraic McGrath (Singapore), Kieran Bren- Enterprise Ireland. The Irish embassies in the region A unique high value event, providing delegates with key benefits:nan (Vietnam), Paul Scales (Thailand) and Martin have also been very helpful. Business & Finance providedMurray and Peter Ryan (Ireland). Ronan King (HKBF), valuable support for the event in 2009 and 2010. • The authority of real practical knowledge • Break - out sessions in key opportunityPeter Finnegan (IEA), Stephen Nolan (Green IFSC), Thanks especially are due to Liam Casey for his from industry speakers sectors including Technology, Financial ServicesGary Palmer (IFIA) and Dr Tom Hardiman (Chester ongoing interest and support. Particular thanks are due and Green Finance, Pharma & Life • Sharing of direct personal experiences ofBeatty Library) also provided advice and support. to the Irish business groups in Asia Pacific and the Gulf, Sciences, Education Services,Food & Tourism hard lessons learned at the coalface Following the event in Croke Park, the core APIBF along with the GAA clubs and Asian County Board, • Specialist briefing on opportunities with the Asianteam will co-ordinate with all stakeholders to finalise which have enthusiastically adopted and supported this • Key practical steps that distinguish between success and failure in Asia Development Bank;the details of a robust structure for the APIBF going initiative from the outset.forward, which will include the integration of a closer Buíochas also to all at Croke Park, especially Christy • How to win clients in Asian markets and to • Access to representatives from Irish businesslink with Irish-based business groups, including those Cooney (and his predecessor Nickey Brennan), Peter expand business with existing clients groups in Asiawhich are partners for the 17 June event. McKenna, Pat Daly, Alan Milton, Aine Gibney, Joan One tangible outcome of this exercise will be a Cooney, Dermot Power, Gene Duffy, Sheamus Howlinstructure to ensure that support is available for some and Joe McDonagh.of the APIBF spin-off events which have been added to Míle buíochas to Dick Spring for his support andthe business calendar in Asia – events this year have encouragement on this initiative since 2007. His en-included an event in Ho Chi Minh ahead of the South thusiastic participation has been a feature of all of theEast Asian Gaelic Games, and another in Shanghai events since that time.ahead of the All China Gaelic Games. Ní neart go cur le chéile – no strength without unity. in association with6 Asia Pacific Ireland Business Forum Directory
    • Agenda Clár Croke Park Convention Centre from 12.00-20.00 on Friday, 17 June. 11.00-11.30 Tour of Croke Park Third Session 12.00-13.00 Registration and Pre - Event Networking 16.30 – 17.30 Expert led workshops in key opportunity sectors including Technology, Financial Services, Pharma & Life Sciences, Education Services, Food & Tourism Welcome and Official Opening of Conference Fourth Session 13.00 -13.10 Forum Context by Dr T.P. Hardiman, Chairman Chester Beatty In preparation for 14 October 2011 APIBF Forum in Korea 13.10- 13.20 Fáilte –Welcome Address by Mr. Christy Cooney, Uachtarán, GAA 17.35- 18.15 Opportunities Now for Irish Companies in Dynamic South Korea 13.20–13.30 Opening Remarks, by Mr Dick Spring APIBF Patron and Former Tanaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs Speakers H.E. Mr. Eamonn McKee, Ambassador of Ireland to Korea 13.30-14.00 Keynote Address by The Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade Mr. Eamon Gilmore T.D Mr. Tom Coyner, President, Soft Landing Korea Mr. Peter Underwood, Korea Expert 14.00-14.05 Forum Outline by Conference Chair, Ms. Margaret Ward RTE C Joining Q&A Panel Mr. Ian Talbot, Chief Executive, Chambers Ireland M Mr. Mark Fielding, Chief Executive, ISME Format is expert presentations followed by interactive Q&A session Y 18.15 – 18.25 Summary Concludions by Rapporteur Mr. Martin Murray, APIBF CM First Session MY 18.30 APIBF Delegate Networking Reception 14.05-14.45 The Asian Century - Current Business Opportunities for Ireland CY Speakers Mr. Terry Woods, Procurement, Asian Development Bank Note : A charity draw will take place for child victims of recent earthquake and tsunami in Japan CMY Mr. Leo Goodstadt, China Expert and former Adviser to Governor Patten MC, Mr. Micheál O Muircheartaigh Mr. John McGrane, Head of Product and Service Sales,Ulster Bank K Toast by H.E. Mr. Chang Yeob Kim, Ambassador of Korea to Ireland Joining Q&A Panel Ms. Imelda Reynolds, President, Dublin Chamber of Commerce Remarks by Kevin O’Rourke SSC, Professor Emeritius, Kyunghee University, Korea. Mr. Colin Lawlor, Vice President Irish Exporters Association 14.45-15.05 Tea & Coffee Networking break 20.00 APIBF Concludes (until 14 October 2011, in Seoul, Korea) Second Session 15.05 -16.05 Critical lessons from Successful Irish Companies in Asia Speakers Mr. Liam Casey, President and Founder, PCH Mr. Sean O’Driscoll, Chief Executive, Glen Dimplex Mr. Tony Murphy,Chief Operating Officer, Daon Mr. Padraig McManus, Chief Executive, Electricity Supply Board Mr. Kevin Sherry, Head of International Sales and Partnering, Enterprise Ireland Joining Q&A Panel Mr. Danny McCoy, Director General, IBEC 16.05- 16.10 Accessing Irish Business Networks in Asia Mr. Conor o’ Mara, Chairman, Hong Kong Ireland Chamber of Commerce 16.10 – 16.30 Networking break/ relocate to workshopsDetails are indicative only and programme is subject to further change. Details are indicative only and programme is subject to further change.
    • Workshops Workshop: Financial Services Workshop: Education Services Workshop: Technology Workshop: Food Business Understanding the Opportunities Convenor Convener Convenor Rob Agnew, Managing Director, Matrix Services Paraic McGrath, Chairman AGB GAA/Farmleigh Director Conor O’ Mara, Managing Director & Head of Convenor Technology Specialist Sales Asia, Jefferies Catherine Toolan, Managing Director, Special Speakers Speakers International Projects ARAMARK Hank Morris, Senior Advisor to Triple A Partners and Mike Feerick, CEO Alison - www.alison.com – will an Asian financial services veteran from Korea present ALISON & talk about the 200,000 students Speakers Speakers Gary Palmer, CEO of Irish Funds Industry Association registered in the Asia/Mid-East area. Robert Leslie, Owner and CIO, Global Business Bord Bia representative (To be confirmed) David Swan, COO of RBS Aviation Capital Register Ltd; Mentor to Enterprise Ireland Companies Andrew Brennan, Smurfit School/Bord Bia Fellow Dr Michael Murphy, President U.C.C – will outline & Mike Hayes, Partner, KPMG Gerard Corcoran, Senior Solution Manager, (Korea) details of the University’s engagements in Asia, the 2010 launch of the www.dbc.intuition.com site as well Enterprise Business Unit, Huawei Technologies Also in attendance will be Joe Breslin, Manager of as the Farmleigh Fellowship. Kraken Yu, CEO Cornerstone Research International, This session will focus on a broad market overview Financial Services International Division at Enterprise Pat Daly, Director Games GAA – "Coach 10 - the Board Member Ireland Hong Kong Business Forum, of the Asian food environment and identification of Ireland C Commercial Connection" Dublin Chamber of Commerce some of the major trends and emerging Coach to the power of 10 is a project with strong M Brendan O’Regan, CEO Zenith Technologies opportunities in supplying food products to Asia. This session will focus on identifying opportunities potential synergies within the business world. Pat will We will also identify some of the challenges, issues for Irish businesses in the dynamic Asian financial talk on this and on the initiatives the GAA & AGB have Y and barriers to entry in Asia in the context of the services industries and presenting real world undertaken to grow awareness of our National sports & This session will focus on the critical success food industry. CM experiences of doing business in Asia. culture in Asia. factors that must be addressed for Irish tech companies to succeed in Asia, the issues that they A short case study on an Irish Company with an Philip Curtis, Head of Admissions Royal College of MY To illustrate the theme will present on a sector where may face in doing so and the wealth of interest in market opportunities in Asia but with Surgeons in Ireland - will talk about the International Ireland Inc. has made a success of Asia (aviation CY opportunities presented by Asia, the globe’s fastest limited resources to develop an appropriate entry side of the college including their schools in Dubai and financing), a ‘greenfield’ sector for the industry (green growing region and the world leader in the vast strategy will be used to develop some of the key Penang (site of the Asian GAA Games and APIBF in financing and renewable investing) and a sector CMY majority of technology sub-sectors. Our presenters outcomes of the workshop. 2008). where Ireland in developing its approach and span companies operating in hardware, software, IT K reputation (asset management and funds servicing). Brian O’Reilly, South East Asia Education Consultant – services and Internet across Japan, China, HK, Key outcomes from the workshop will be presented will give a brief overview of education in the region and India and other parts of Asia. The format will be a at the conclusion of the session in Croke Park. A Each of the speakers will present for 10 minutes in particular will discuss his experiences in Vietnam over 10 minute presentation by each speaker, followed brief summary of the workshop will be uploaded to which will leave plenty of time for an interactive the past ten years. by 20 minutes of Q&A. www.apibf.com on Monday, 20 June. discussion and questions from the delegates. Ciara Hickey, Farmleigh Fellow – will brief participants Key points from the workshop will be presented at on the benefits from engaging with the programme and Key outcomes from the workshop will be presented the concluding session and a brief report on the the Networking opportunities it has offered. at the conclusion of the session in Croke Park. A workshop, prepared by the Convenor, will be brief summary of the workshop will be uploaded to uploaded to www.apibf.com on Monday, 20 June. www.apibf.com on Monday, 20 June. The format will be an 8 minute presentation by each speaker, followed by 10 minutes of Q&A. Key points from the workshop will be presented at the conclusion of the session in Croke Park. A brief report on the workshop, prepared by the Convener, will be uploaded to www.apibf.com on Monday, 20 June.Details are indicative only and programme is subject to further change. Details are indicative only and programme is subject to further change.
    • gaa Five yeArs oF Workshop: Pharma / Life Sciences Convenor Peter Finnegan, Life Sciences Ireland, Irish Workshop: Tourism Convenor Paul Hayden, CEO, Dublin Tourism AsiAn–GAA support T Exporters Association Speakers he Asian Gulf Board (then the Asian County Speakers Simon Gregory, Director of Markets, Tourism Ireland Board) of the GAA convened for the first time Dr Prabhu Kulkarnh, Since 2003, Prabhu has his Siobhan Burns, Director, Adams and Butler in April 2006 in Shenzhen, China. There were own Renewable Energy business with fully owned seven people present in Peter Watson’s apartment subsidiary companies in India and UK. Mauro Biondi, Director, Emerald Cultural Institute including Paraic McGrath and Peter Ryan, who are still involved with the AGB. Prabhu is India Director of the Irish Exporters Association/ Asia Pacific Trade Forum and the Director Since that initial meeting the AGB has grown This session will focus on critical factors in targeting of the Institute of International trade of Ireland. the high value Asian tourism sectors. The speakers to a fully registered organisation within the GAA will discuss practical and cultural lessons learned in structure. There are nine executive members with 27 Tom Mulqueen, VP Nutrition Pfizer driving a successful client base from the region. clubs and just short of 800 players fully registered. There will be a strongly interactive Q & A session to Clubs are based in the Gulf and Arabian region, share insights. North and South East Asia and India. The number This session will focus on the practicalities of is made up of over 40pc ladies, with a total of 14 na- trading in the Asia-Pacific Region in the Life Key outcomes from the workshop will be presented tionalities represented including Chinese, Japanese, >> the AGb hAs A number oF youth Sciences, with the opportunity to engage directly at the concluding session. A brief summary on the with experienced professionals who have worked in Indian, Irish, English, Welsh, Scottish, American, Ca- initiAtives onGoinG with over 250 kids workshop, prepared by the Convenor, will be the region. There will be an interactive Q & A uploaded to www.apibf.com on Monday, 20 June nadian, Australian, French, Vietnamese, Malaysian, plAyinG GAelic FootbAll in sinGApore, session to enable the sharing of industry-specific New Zealand and Thai. honG konG, hAnoi, dubAi And kuAlu and cultural insights. The Asian Gulf Board is responsible for the or- lumpur, And hopes to increAse this ganisation of the annual Asian Gaelic Games with the over the next Few yeArs Key outcomes from the workshop will be presented 15th version recently taking place in Hong Kong. A at the concluding session. A brief summary of the number of other tournaments are run in the region workshop, prepared by the Convenor, will be annually including the All China, South East Asian, Angela Keane have made immense contributions to uploaded to www.apibf.com on Monday, 20 June North Asian and the Gulf Games. The AGB has been the development of the games in the region. supported by the Irish business groups, St Patrick’s For more information visit www.asiancountyboard. social groups, agencies and embassies in the region. com or join the Asian County Board group on LinkedIn The AGB now has four key partnerships with ESBI, and make sure to check out all of our club logos on the Guinness, Kerry Group and PCH International. club wall at the GAA Museum in Croke Park. These relationships help the AGB to support games development in different countries, as well as the current boArd members, includinG supporting the regional events each year, and the their clubs, Are As Follows: partners’ contribution is widely appreciated and ac- knowledged. The AGB is also guided by the officers Chairman: Paraic McGrath – Singapore Gaelic Lions serving on the overseas committee of the GAA under Secretary: Emily Ward – Japan GAA the chairmanship of Joe McDonagh. This committee Treasurer: Noel Lennon – Shanghai oversees the board’s activities and guides it in its Ladies officer: Blathnaid McNamara – ongoing affairs. Singapore Gaelic Lions The AGB is very grateful to the founding officers South East Asia officer: Pat Gorham – of the Asian County Board and all of those club Orang Eire Kuala Lumpur officers who have given and continue to give wholly North East Asia officer: Kevin Tobin – Seoul Gaels voluntarily their time and expertise. People like Gulf officer: Paddy Darcy – Dubai Celts Michael Shannon, Peter Goff, Helen Fridell and Ireland liaison: Peter Ryan – Teach Mealog Sraid Singe Asia Pacific Ireland Business Forum Directory 13Details are indicative only and programme is subject to further change.
    • report reportEnthusiasm& optimism atthE annual forum The opportunity that exists for Irish businesses in Asia was palpable at the latest T Asia Pacific Ireland Business Forum in Hong Kong The besT way To Tap inTo The irish business neTwork in asia is To aTTend The annual asia pacific ireland business forum (apibf). lasT year The evenT was held in hong kong in conjuncTion wiTh The asian gaelic games. With an audience of 150 delegates, the event was made up of formal presentations, panel discussions and focused industry sector workshops. The mood of the APIBF last year was overwhelmingly of optimism, but not blind optimism or foolish hope with no grounding in reality.14 Asia Pacific Ireland Business Forum Directory Asia Pacific Ireland Business Forum Directory 15
    • report report One speaker noted that, on average, global GDPgrowth through to 2016 will be at 4pc per annum,and two-thirds of this growth will occur in emergingand developing countries. The opportunity for Ireland is to provide the sup-port required to improve the productivity gains inemerging Asian economies. Further cause for optimism, if actioned sensibly, isthe prospect that Ireland can be a harbour for Asianoutbound investment to Europe. Irish businesses inthe asset leasing, financial services and technologysectors could soon find themselves the objects ofinterest from Asian investors. The mission of any annual conference is to havedelegates leaving it with a spring in their step look-ing forward to the future. The APIBF is the annual conference of IrelandInc in Asia, and the enthusiasm of the participants –from the podium to the delegates to the workshops– was infectious. Asia is experiencing an extraordinary periodof transformation, and the current circumstances ‘irish businesses in the asset leasing,in Ireland, if anything, gave urgency to the Asia strat-egy of the Irish Government. financial services and technology sectors In an energetic address this year, John Bruton,chairman of the International Financial Services could soon find themselves the objectsCentre, stressed that the international leading posi-tion of Ireland in fund administration was of interestin all countries with developing financial services of interest from asian investors’sectors, and could be used as a lever to increaseIreland’s profile and leading edge and as a magnet to theory, particularly during Matthew Connolly of Eire plan based on self-help principles to foster growth, pharma, and education, though opportunitiesdraw investment flows to Ireland. Systems’ presentation. He highlighted the role of the collaboration and business in those sectors. also exist in clean and green tech, and applying Opportunity in Asia was a recurring theme during APIBF as a grassroots project for self-empowerment So what does it all mean? What can we distil from intellectual capital in consultancy services.the day’s proceedings. It sprang most prominently of Irish businesses that will become a touchstone for the day’s proceedings? The core messages seem to l There is a tried and tested network of Irishfrom the podium during the panel discussion where businesses globally looking to Asia. be: business support groups that can make marketambassadors from the Irish diplomatic missions in The tendency to self-deprecating modesty in the entry to Asia more readily understandable, andIndia, Korea, Vietnam, Indonesia and the Philippines Irish character is often a positive; but in business, to l Asia will be the epicentre of future business that is increasingly active, self-determining,spoke about the business opportunities available in recognise and shine a light on success is a necessary opportunity in the world. and co-ordinated.the emerging economies of Asia. and noble act. l Engagement with Asia is no longer merely a de- l The next challenge will be for Ireland to posi- Of all the sessions during the event, this panel The Business & Finance Asia-Pacific Ireland sire, but a practical necessity, and that message tion itself to attract outbound investment fromprovoked the most discussion about untapped po- Business Awards 2010 fulfilled this role by honour- has been listened to by the Irish Government. Asia to Europe – with key sectors to benefit intential for Irish business and opportunities. It was a ing luminaries who have already seen the light that l There are Irish success stories throughout Asia Ireland being asset financing, financial servicesreflection of the diversity and range of opportunities shines so brightly in Asia. Those honoured – Tom that light the path that others must follow. That and technology.across Asia. Perhaps a point to follow up in future Hardiman, Glanbia and Catherine Toolan – repre- path leads not only to Tokyo, Shanghai, Hongevents will be to explore in more depth, and give sent the best of Irish business in every way. Kong and Singapore, but also to the emerging We can all look forward to next year when theremore time to, the opportunities that are available in The afternoon sessions involved focus groups on economies of Asia. will be so much more to report on and plan for asthe emerging economies. financial services, technology, food and education, l The key sectors for Ireland in Asia will contin- Asia represents the best bet for development and Practical insights accompanied the lofty heights of and arising out of those sessions, there is an action ue to be financial services, technology, food and growth for Irish businesses.16 Asia Pacific Ireland Business Forum Directory Asia Pacific Ireland Business Forum Directory 17
    • beijing beijing Meet the people behind Irish Network China who all share a common passion and have lived in China for several years Bo nding in Beijing T he Irish Network China (INC) is a not-for- responsible for managing the food service for athletes profit organisation whose aim is to promote and media at the 2008 Olympic Games. and encourage exchange and understanding Three years in China (she previously studied at of business, cultural and sporting ties between the Tsinghua University, Beijing in 1999) Toolan spends Irish and Chinese communities in Beijing. her spare time playing Gaelic football with Beijing’s The INC is driven by a shared passion – Ireland – successful ladies’ GAA team, travelling in Asia and and strives to help people of all nationalities feel at generally living life to the full. home in China. INC stalwart Angela Keane serves as ‘general Fiona Mc Cormack is currently the chairperson of factotum’ on the Irish Ball committee, lending a hand the INC and has been a committee member for five as and when required. Born in Co Kerry, her career years. She moved to Beijing in 2003 from her home has been in media advertising in London where she town of Dublin. She works as an international school worked for The Times, and in Singapore where she teacher at primary level and is an active member worked for Dow Jones. of Beijing GAA. She is glad to help anyone with any Keane moved to China five years ago, having set up queries about living, working or looking for schools her own coaching and facilitation business. Outside in Beijing. of work, she is an active member of the ladies’ Gaelic From Co Mayo, Mark Godfrey looks after the INC’s football team. More information can be found here website and media affairs. He has been in China for Colin Saunders is responsible for driving the www.irishnetworkchina.com or by five years, working as a business journalist and re- sponsorship efforts of the Irish Ball and has sat on emailing contact@irishnetworkchina.com searching a PhD on China’s presence in Central Asia. the committee of the INC for the past year. Also from the West of Ireland – Co Sligo – Cath- He moved to Beijing two years ago and in that time erine Toolan works with ARAMARK and is executive has worked in the PR and marketing industries, while director of the Olympic Catering Services Project, also helping to promote Irish art in China.18 Asia Pacific Ireland Business Forum Directory Asia Pacific Ireland Business Forum Directory 19
    • beijing members beijing members o’Brien, daniel Edelman Executive Tel 134 0104 9360 Email daniel.obrien@hertford.oxon. org o’riordain, sean Irish Embassy Beijing Diplomat Tel 6532 2691 Email sean.oriordain@dfa.ie Parsons, PatriCk OPC CEO Email Pparsons.asia@gmail.com Phelan, Glenn Perfect World CEO Tel 134 3979 6359 Email glenn@perfectworldasia.com Quinlan, James tBarry, GerardCRH, CFO Glynn, John CRH China lonG, karl Irish Bar Entertainment Asia Puhua Clinic Beijing Manager/Doctor ‘The speakers at theTel 86 134 3670 5793Email gbarry@crh.com Executive Tel 134 3670 5790 MD Tel 139 1058 0687 Email jtquinlan@gmail.com monthly dinners have come from across all kinds Email jglynn@crh.com Email long.karl2@gmail.com saunders, ColinCoonan, Clifford SmartTransIrish Times Godfrey, mark mCalinden, karl ExecutiveCorrespondentTel 186 1019 3168 International News Inc Industries Reporter Institute of Environmental & Public Affairs Tel 136 0119 0783 Email colinpfjsaunders@gmail.com of business sectors andEmail clifford.coonan@gmail.com Tel 139 1013 7447 Email mark.philipgodfrey@gmail.com Tel 130 5102 6720 Email karl.mcalinden@ipe.org.cn stirlinG, dunCan have included the head of deutsche Bank China’dillon, Corrine SORE LtdDiscover Mandarin Gould, ronan mCCormaCk, fiona ExecutiveOwner Mondiale Assistance Educator Tel 134 0104 3300Email cdillon@discovermandarin.com China Sales Director Tel 139 1014 5409 Email duncan@sore.ie Tel 8535 5588 Email mccormack.fiona@gmail.comdixon, Colin Email ronan.gould@mondial- toolan, PadraiCTenbridge assistance.com.cn mCGrath, miCk Oxford Aviation Winters, enda Zhan, QiPartner Tel 135 2260 5314 BD Director Asia Irish Embassy Beijing CRH ChinaTel 010 8588 6702 Grimes, Gavin Email mickjmcgrath@gmail.com Tel 010 8048 6340 Tel 137 1853 0734 AnalystEmail colin.dixon@tenbridge.com WeLocalise Email Padraictoolan@yahoo.co.uk Email enda.winters@dfa.ie Tel 6505 1988 GM China moroney, ray Email qzhan@crhchina.comforBes, Graham Tel 134 6631 3043 Owner Williams, Chris WooCk, PatriCk rGold Eagle Industrial Co Email gavin.grimes@welocalize.com Tel 135 0116 6943 EuroChef China ETT InvestmentsGM Email ray@moroneyandassociates. GM GMTel 139 0120 4064 com Tel 138 1048 8569 Tel 186 0426 1893Email matrisxsecurity@vip.sina.com Email chriswilliams@eurochefchina. Email Patrick.woock@ettinvestments. com com20 Asia Pacific Ireland Business Forum Directory Asia Pacific Ireland Business Forum Directory 21
    • shanghai shanghai Shanghai T SurpriSeS he Ireland China Chamber of Commerce, Shanghai provides networking opportunities for Irish businesses and businesspeople, and has a strong relationship with the international Chambers of Commerce and Irish State bodies in Shanghai. Along with other Irish groups in Shanghai, the Ireland China Chamber of Commerce, Shanghai works together with the Irish Consulate to ensure the success of Ireland Week in Shanghai. The highlight of the 2010 Ireland Week was the St Patrick’s Day Parade on 13 March, which saw thousands of Irish, Chinese and international marchers and spectators take to the streets in what is a unique honour for the Irish community. The parade, sponsored by the Ireland EXPO Pavilion, was led by Dr Sha Hai Lin, The success of Ireland Week Shanghai’s Municipal People’s Government Deputy Secretary; Irish Government Minister each year in Shanghai is one of the Michael Finneran TD; and Haibao, the World Expo 2010 mascot. The Ireland China Chamber of Commerce, Shanghai also has a dedicated LinkedIn Group. priorities of the Ireland China Its objective is to provide information-sharing opportunities relating to the Irish business community in Shanghai. Membership is open to anyone who is Irish or anyone who has an Chamber of Commerce, Shanghai association with or interest in Irish business in Shanghai. For more information on the Ireland China Chamber of Commerce, Shanghai go to www.irishchamberchina.com.22 Asia Pacific Ireland Business Forum Directory Asia Pacific Ireland Business Forum Directory 23
    • shanghai members shanghai members dowlInG, tony Ogilvy & Mather Greater China Chief Financial Officer Tel 86 10 85206618 (Beijing) Tel 86 10 24051887 (Shanghai) Email tony.dowling@ogilvy.com duBSKy, roBert Primark/Penneys Tel 86 21 5240 2603 Email rdubsky@primark.co.uk duFFy, GAry Excelsys Technologies Ltd. Managing Director Tel 353 21 4354716 Email garyduffy@excelsys.com hAllAhAn, GreG Pacific Strategies & Assessments Group Regional Business Development Director Tel 86 21 6149 8274 Email greg.hallahan@psagroup.com KeAne, GAvIn mulA, KAder ryAn, JAmeS China Retail and Sourcing Consultant Atheros ESL Express Group Inc. hoFFmAn, BevIn Email chinairishman@hotmail.com Email kader.mula@yahoo.com Email james@eslexpress.com Allied Pickfords Shanghai Customer Services and Marketing KellAGhAn, roBert murphy, ClIonA SCAnlon, CAtrIonA Manager China Email rkellaghan@gmail.com PepsiCo Noppen Co., Ltd. Tel 86 21 633320088 ext 118 Tel 86 21 23058051 Email catscan2004@gmail.com Email bevin.hoffman@alliedpickfords. Kennedy, BreIFFInI Email cliona.murphy@mac.com com.cn Bord Bia, Irish Food Board ShAw, tIm Asia Manager murphy, BrIAn Keeler LtdAllen, GrAeme Cole, John Tel 86 21 62798829 Borets Weatherford Regional Manager – China & AsiaFlying Fox Gastro Pub Southreach Ltd Email breiffini.kennedy@bordbia.ie Tel 86 21 5774 ext 344 PacificTel 86 21 50309807 Email john.cole@southreach.com Email brian.murphy@borets- Email shaw.tim@gmail.comEmail flyingfoxshanghai@gmail.com lennon, GerAld weatherford.com Condon, lIAm Kerry Group SwAn, dereK Linkedin Group:BeAtty, neAl Bayer Vital GmbH General Manager o’KeAne, AlAn PM Group ireland China ChamberControl Risks Tel 49 214 3051116 Tel 86 21 54265333 ext 5405 DORTEK Hygienic Door Systems Email derek.swam@pmg.ie; of Commerce, ShanghaiEmail neal.beatty@control-risks.com Email liam.condon@bayer.com the objective of the Ireland Email gerald.lennon@kerry.com Managing Director derek.swan@mwgroup.net China Chamber of Commerce, Tel 607 8616 233BehAn, Ken CrAnwell, roSS Shanghai linkedIn Group is to mCGIBney, GreGory Email alan.okeane@dortek.com wAldron, BrendAnInterliner Agencies Ltd Independent E-Learning Consultant provide information-sharing Airbus New Tigers ConsultancyTel 353 1 7060060 Email rosscranwell@gmail.com opportunities relating to the Email greg_lisaradley@hotmail.com roBInSon, FerGuS Email bwaldron@newtigers.comEmail kenbehan1@gmail.com Irish business community in Magna Mirrors Manufacturing douGherty, mIChAel S. Shanghai. membership is open moloney, dAn Consultant Zhou yI, dAvIdChen, ChArlIe Shanghai Community International to anyone who is Irish or Aker Solutions China Email fergus.robinson@gmail.com H&Y Law FirmFangChen Technologies Co. Ltd. School (SCIS) anyone who has an association President PartnerGeneral Manager Tel 86 21 6261 4338 with or interest in Irish Tel 86 21 5081 8811 ryAn, ultAn Tel 86 21 5879 6866Email Chhta79@hotmail.com Email mdougherty@scischina.org business in Shanghai. Email dan.moloney Email Ulten@yahoo.com Email davidzhou@handylawfirm.com @akersolutions.com24 Asia Pacific Ireland Business Forum Directory Asia Pacific Ireland Business Forum Directory 25
    • hong kong hong kong a the t heart of hong kong T he Irish Chamber of Commerce of Hong Kong (ICC) is a networking group for Irish businesspeople living in Hong Kong, and those with an interest in Irish business. It provides its members with the chance to further Irish busi- ness interests in Hong Kong, and with an opportunity to meet Irish Government and business leaders that visit Hong Kong. Membership is made up of both individuals and corporations, and the chamber seeks to promote closer ties between Ireland and Hong Kong through regular events. The ICC also represents the Irish business community on a broader level through membership of the European Union Cham- ber of Commerce, and of the International Business Committee – the forum through which the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region meets with the international busi- ness community to discuss key issues and legislation. The chamber has around 125 members, the majority of whom are of Irish origin, with most of the remainder from Hong Kong, the UK and the US. Its events attract a broader constituency and are regularly attended by some of the leading Irish, European and Chinese businesspeople in Hong Kong. They typically focus on entrepre- neurship, investment, finance or economic issues and attract high profile speakers. The ICC runs social and sports-related events as well, such as the flagship annual Rugby Sevens event. The chamber also promotes events hosted by other organisa- tions – such as sister Irish chambers in Asia and fellow European chambers of commerce – with which it shares common aims and objectives. Over the past two years, the ICC has significantly expanded its activities and membership and increased its focus on better serv- ing its members and their interests. In the next two years, it hopes to substantially increase its membership, in particular by attracting younger members. More information can be found at www.irishchamber.hk Events run by the Irish Chamber of Commerce of Hong Kong typically focus on entrepreneurship, investment, finance or economic issues26 Asia Pacific Ireland Business Forum Directory Asia Pacific Ireland Business Forum Directory 27
    • hong kong members hong kong members Cheung, Wing yun de Cuirteis, sean (azelea) MEC, Regional Director AIA, Financial Planner Tel +852 9722 6863 Tel +852 2881 3333 delaney, ronan Clarke, neil Ove Arup & Partners Sounds Good Ltd Associate Director Managing Director Tel +852 2268 3257 Tel +852 9490 4427 Email ronan.delaney@arup. Email soundsgoodhk@ com hotmail.com doherty, MiChael Collins, MiCheal Eclipse Management Ltd Kraken Media Owner Director Tel +852 2544 7615 Tel +65 6333 4909 Email info@eclipse.com.hk Email micheal.collins@ kraken-media.com duMigan, david FranCis ColWell, Paul Henderson Land Towers Watson Development Co., Ltd Investment Consultant General Manager, Project Tel +852 6019 2513 Management Department Email paul.colwell@ Tel +852 2908 8750 towerswatson.com Email david.dumigan@hld.individual borrett, Paul Email giles@baf.msmail. commembers seaMus cuhk.edu.hk Condon, bill Tda Interiors Ltd Venture Management edMiston, PaulagneW, robert Managing Director byrne, gerard Group, Partner Delta Perceptions HongMatrix Services Ltd Tel + 852 2543 8889 Barclays Tel +852 3691 8533 Kong, DirectorManaging Director Email paul.borrett@ COO Email billcondon@vmg. Tel +852 2961 4284Tel +852 8100 8528 tdainteriors.com Email gerard.byrne@ com.hk Email paul@delta-Email robertagnew@ barcap.com perceptions.hkmatrixserviceslimited.com brady, orla Coughlan, ann Altus Page Kirkland Carroll, ian Bupa (Asia) Ltd elliCott, WalteragneW, derMot Director The Candle Company Ltd Managing Director MacDonald & CompanyDeloitte Touche Tohmatsu Tel +852 2891 9917 Director Tel +852 2517 5175 DirectorPartner Email orla.brady@ Tel +852 3589 6528 Email annc@bupa.com.hk Tel +852 2248 3000Tel +852 2852 1600 altusgroup.com.hk Email ian@candles.hk CroWe, WilliaM Foy, sean gleeson, Maureen godFrey, anne-Marie healy, suzannealexander, Peter bredin, alan Casey, liaM KPMG, Partner Source Solutions Asia Simmons & Simmons Bingham McCutchen LLP ClearTech EngineeredKPMG Willis Group PCH International Ltd Tel +852 2522 6022 Director Associate Partner Solutions, DirectorSenior Manager Finance Director, Asia CEO Email william.crowe@ Tel +852 2805 2249 Tel +852 2583 8236 Tel +852 3182 1705 Tel +353 4545 6890Tel +852 2140 2858 Tel +852 2827 0111 Tel +86 755 2598 8866 kpmg.com Email spowell@sourcesolu- Email maureen.gleeson@ Email anne-marie. Email shealy@cleartech.ieEmail peter.alexander@ Email alan.bredin@willis. Email liam@ tions.org simmons-simmons.com godfrey@bingham.comkpmg.com com pchchinasolutions.com d’arCy, shane JaCob, Mervyn Altus Page Kirkland FreeMan, rob glynn, stePhen haughey, daraCh PriceWaterhouseCoopersbehan, anthony brennand, giles Casey, diCk Global President Goldman Sachs Asia LLC Morgan Stanley Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu PartnerThe Communication Group The Chinese University Sustainable Sourcing Tel +852 2891 9917 Executive Director Managing Director International, Principal Tel +852 2289 2700Ltd, Managing Director of Hong Kong, Managing Director Email shane.darcy@ Tel +852 6907 6979 Email stephen.glynn@ Tel +852 2852 1600 Email mervyn.jacob@Tel +852 2895 5972 Professor Department Tel +852 2521 5299 altusgroup.com.hk Email Rob.Freeman@ morganstanley.com Email darhaughey@ hk.pwc.comEmail tcgroup@netvigator. of Management Email dcasey@ gs.com deloitte.com.hkcom Tel +852 2609 7898 sustsourcing.com28 Asia Pacific Ireland Business Forum Directory Asia Pacific Ireland Business Forum Directory 29
    • hong kong members hong kong membersJohnston loughrey, Fiona Senior Consultant raFFerty, Mary Warde, ConorriChard WilliaM Simmons & Simmons Tel +852 2893 5234 The Matilda & War thoMasAlbourne Partners (Asia) Partner Email neil.mccormick@ Memorial Hospital, CEO Blank Rome SolicitorsLtd, Managing Director Tel Tel +852 2868 1131 villageholdingshk.com Tel +852 2849 0111 Solicitor+852 3129 8989 Email fiona.loughrey@ Email mary@matilda.org Tel +852 6689 9947Email r.johnston@albourne. simmons-simmons.com MCCorMiCk, Email warde-c@blankrome.com John PatriCk shannon, Paul com MaC oireagtaigh, Royal Bank of Scotland BT Global Serviceskavanagh, MiChael Carl Chief Executive, APAC, Senior Deal Architect yuen, sidneyStructureTone Ltd Cimigo, Director Global Banking and Tel +852 2532 3516 HBC, CEOManaging Director – Asia Tel +852 3199 2883 Markets Email paul.f.shannon@ Tel +852 2572 6428Tel +852 2838 8877 Email carlgeraghty@ Tel +852 2822 1111 bt.com Email sidyuen@hbc.hkEmail mike.kavanagh@ cimigo.com Email john.mccormick@structuretone.com rbs.com sMyth, PhilliP corporate Martin, stePhen Oi Ling Antiques, Owner memberskennedy, gabriela EIRE Systems (Hong Kong) MCgoWan, JaMes Tel +852 9187 4677Hogan Lovells, Partner Ltd, Managing Director Admiralty Chambers Email phil@oilingantiques. bolton, rossTel +852 2840 5084 Tel +852 3520 1899 Barrister-at-Law com Colliers InternationalEmail Gabriela.Kennedy@ Email stephen.martin@ Tel +852 2527 3082 (HK) Ltdhoganlovells.com eiresystems.com Email adcham@netvigator. sPain, eriC Manager com Innovation Insight, Director Tel +852 2828 9888kennedy, glenn MC donald, Tel +852 2984 8848 Email ross.bolton@colliers.Citi Hedge Fund Services laurenCe MCnelis, sean Mullan, Chief Financial Officer o’sullivan, killian Email ericjs@netvigator. com(Asia) Ltd, Hedge Fund Ericsson Ltd HSBC Mark WilliaM Tel +852 2918 5488 The Merchandise Factory comAdministration President Director Financing Mullan Schwartz Ltd Email adrian.o’connor@ Managing Director broPhy, WilliaMTel +852 3658 5410 Tel +852 9721 8855 Solutions Group Managing Partner prudential.com.hk Email kilian@ tait, david Morrison FoersterEmail glenn.kennedy@citi. 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    • malaysia malaysia members a corporate members Baker, matt HeNeBerry, toNy Three Sixty Financial Inc, CEO Solutions, PartnerMala ysian - Finance Director Tel +603 79577636 Tel +603 21434212 Email tony_heneberry@ Email ceosolutions.com.my fd@threesixtyfinancial.net JakoBs, lotHar irish MiX BaNNister, Jeffrey Openet Orbitage Sdn Bhd Tel +603 51980222 Tel +603 22871852 Email lothar.jacbos@ Email jbannister@orbitage. openet.com com kuaN, aNN waN Cole (iN irelaNd), globe OSS, fraNk Chief Executive officer QMS Asia Pacific (CRM Email meor_kamil@ Networking, communication and Software Sdn bhd) globeoss.com representation are the main priorities Tel +603 78778184 Email frank.cole@qms- lee, tom of the Malaysian Irish Business Network asiapacific.com ESB International General Manager Craig, Hilary Tel 04 4010100T he Malaysian Irish Business Network (MIBN) Enterprise Ireland in providing these services. Hilslearning , Director Email tomlee@nur.com.my is an organisation whose purpose is to develop Profiles of all MIBN member companies, including Tel +603 62030029 and foster trade, services, education and the services they provide, are distributed to mem- Email hilary.craig@ lyoNs, BreNdaNinvestment between Ireland and Malaysia, while also bers should they wish to avail of this resource. hilslearning.biz Penang Medical Collegeoffering a forum for the exchange of business views Presidentand experiences. represeNtatioN Craig,ViCtor Tel 04 2263459 The organisation has the following objectives: The MIBN aims to serve as a link with other Leading edge Aviation Sdn Email brendan.lyons@pmc. chambers and organisations with similar objectives Bhd, Managing Director edu.myNetworkiNg in Malaysia and the wider Asia-Pacific region such Tel +603 62030903The activities of the MIBN include a mix of business as the Asia Pacific Irish Business Forum and the Email victor.craig@leapp. martiN, steVeNand related social functions. Events organised by the European-Union Malaysia Chamber of Commerce & aero Steripack Asia Sdn BhdMIBN include business luncheon presentations, semi- Industry (EUMCCI). Operations Directornars and dialogue sessions with relevant institutions. doyle, rory Tel +603 31673596The social functions are a combination of informal MIBN membership is open to any individual or Transport Event Email sm@steripackasia.gatherings and semi-formal events, designed to meet company with international interests. Membership Management Ltd comthe needs of a diverse membership. These events will will be by invitation and is subject to approval by the Managing Directorallow the development of good business contacts, not committee. Corporate and individual membership Tel +603 80235352 matHer, paulonly within the Irish business community in Malaysia, fees will be charged. Email rory@ Orbitage Sdn Bhdbut also with other foreign companies, Malaysian coun- transportevents.com Tel +603 22871852terparts and government bodies. For further information, contact: Email pmather@orbitage. garVey, miCHael comCommuNiCatioN aNd iNformatioN Grainne O’Reilly or Enterprise IrelandLatest developments in the business world and mem- T: +60 3 21640616 Ron Anderson Commercial Counsellor meNtoN, BreNdaNbers’ news are communicated regularly. The MIBN F: +60 3 21640619 Tel: +60 19 2197088 Tel +603 21640618 QMS Asia Pacific (CRMalso provides business information to members, indi- M:+60 1 26131587 Email: Email michael.garvey@ Software Sdn bhd)viduals and companies interested in expanding bilat- Email: grainne. andersonglobal@ enterprise-ireland.com Email brendan.menton@eral trade and services. The MIBN co-operates with oreilly@enterprise- gmail.com qms-asiapacific.comIrish Government agencies and associations such as ireland.com32 Asia Pacific Ireland Business Forum Directory Asia Pacific Ireland Business Forum Directory 33
    • malaysia members malaysia membersmoroNey, keViN J Bell, CHristopHer eNglisH, JoHN HoH CHee wai, lesley mCmaNus,CoNor Quigley, kieraNKentz MEPC Brighton Education Group LeBlanc Communications Aedumus Consultancy C-Risk Management Sdn AED Sdn Bhd(Malaysia) Sdn Bhd Executive Chairman Sdn Bhd, Sdn Bhd, Director Bhd, Managing Director General ManagerRegional Business Manager, Tel +603 20932267 Operations Director Tel +603 21632302 Tel 04 8900923 Email mkquigley@gmail.Arctic Region and New Email c4bell@gmail.com Tel +60380231179 Email iumc@po.jaring.my Email conor@ comAreas Email j.english@ c-riskmanagement.comTel +603 62037300 BolaNd, fraNk leblancgroup.com kaiser, katHy QuresHi, azHarEmail kmoroney@ PilotCrew Recruitment Ltd DGESL, Director morgaN, steVe AR Global Marketing andkentzrussia.com CEO/Managing Director er geuk meNg, Email kkskincare@yahoo. 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Tel+603 26972888CEO/Director (Managing) Carlile, aNdrew Tetco Voxpilot RSM SBA com Email roberteo@rsmi.Tel 06 7634253 Prince Hotel and Residence Regional Business Manager Tel +60326102888 com.myEmail fdamienmurphy@ Director of Food and Email a.etienne@ Email andrew.kelly@ o’leary, williamhotmail.com Beverage tetcovoxpilot.com rsmsba.com Safety Quest Consulting tHim sooN, Tel +603 21708888 Director datuk liuNg, miCHelle Email andrew.carlile@ eu, leslie kelly, roNaN Tel +603 21442906 Dancom TelecomMbr Global princehotelkl.com.my Harta Serbaguna Sdn Bhd Crown Worldwide Movers Email mbadza@gmail.com Group Managing DirectorTel +603 22870111 Executive Chairman Managing Director Tel +603 79668888Email michelle.ng@ CaVeNs, stuart Tel 60321622881 Tel +603 56369166 oH HoNg CHooN, Email tsliu@dancom.com.mbrglobal.com sHaari, amNaH ward, JoHN KLKV Sdn Bhd Email leslie@hssb.com.my Email rkelly@crownrelo. miCHael my Beyond Corporate House Steripack Asia Sdn Bhd Email stuart@kl-kv.com com Vistage Malaysia Sdn BhdNg, saBriNa Group Chief Advisor Managing Director – gorHam, pat Group Chairman stepHeNs, sHaNeEnterprise Ireland Tel +603 20789990 Malaysia Cleary, JoHNatHaN MFE Framework lyNCH, CameroN Tel +603 22842179 Embassy of IrelandTel +603 21640616 Email amnah@ Tel +603 31673596 Qucomhaps Malaysia Technology Sdn Bhd SureTank Ltd Email ohmorningstar@ Email shane.stephens@Email sabrina.ng@ beyondcorporatehouse. 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Email +603 21704384 Email michael@ Global Bankingpower, amelia asiapacific.com com naturalcorp.asia Email malachymcallister@ purser, JoaNie woods, keNNyOpenet, daly, BreNdaN hsbc.com British Telecom RoemaxVice-President of Sales sHiels, mark World Health Healy, liam Product Manager General ManagerTel +603 2289 8500 Mbr Global, Director IndIvIdual Organisation – Global Healy Macs pub/W.P mCgoNigle, Nigel Tel +603 20323620 kenny@roemex.comEmail amelia@openet.com Tel +603 22870111 members Service Centre Timber group Sdn Bhd Turner & Townsend Email joanie.purser@ Tel +603 92367213 Email mark.shiels@ Director Managing Director Contracts Advisor bt.comrogers, paul J mbrglobal.com aNdersoN, roN Tel +603 88717100 Tel +603 21451778 Email njmcgonigle@ zaiNiB iBraHam,Tec Surf Technologies Serba Dinamki Group Email dalyb@who.int Email healysworld2020@ hotmail.com purser, max datiN ettySdn Bhd, Director timmiNs, Bill Behad, Group Advisor hotmail.com Alltech, Training and Amanita Services SDNEmail paul.rogers@tec-surf. Orbitage Sdn Bhd Tel 0355113213 dowliNg, patriCia mCkierNaN, fiNtaN Development Manager BHD, Chairmancom Tel +603 22871852 Email andersonglobal@ Changing Worlds Omnibus Systems Email mpurser@ Tel +603 21628215 Email btimmins@orbitage. gmail.com Email p_dowling30@ APAC Manager alltech.com Email tsliu@dancom. com hotmail.com Tel +60321175140 com.my34 Asia Pacific Ireland Business Forum Directory Asia Pacific Ireland Business Forum Directory 35
    • singapore singapore The Irish Chamber of Commerce in Singapore The board for 2011 is: was founded in 1992 as the Irish Business Association, and became a full chamber in 2010. colm mccarThy benedicT soh President Director, Executive The objecTives of The chamber are: Board Director at OCBC Chairman, Kingsmen l To be an approachable network of qualified and Wheelock Properties Creatives Ltd business people and companies with a strong www.ocbc.com www.kingsmen-int.com goodwill to Ireland; www.wheelockproperties. l To provide access to a powerful network of com.sg marK mccormacK relevant people and companies in Ireland, Director Singapore and internationally; Paul hourihane President and CEO l To facilitate a network of formal and informal Honorary Secretary Kerry Asia Pacific events and contacts to assist member’s busi- CEO, Go/REACT! www.kerryasia.com ness needs; www.go-react.com l To provide a forum for Members to discuss brian mcGirr common interests regarding economic, indus- Killian PaTTwell Director trial and commercial objectives; Honorary Treasurer Executive Director l To assist in promoting trade, investment, Tax Manager Loan Distribution, RBS finance, commerce and industry between Ire- Seadrill www.rbs.com.sg land, Singapore and internationally; www.seadrill.com l To represent and promote the views of Irish declan macfaddenAgrowing business interests to various external parties. felimy Greene Director l To conduct, sponsor or promote any activity Director Regional President, Sym- deemed to be of benefit to the members and the Head of Pipeline rise Asia Pacific Pte Ltd chamber. Innovation, ANZ www.symrise.com The chamber welcomes enquiries from individuals www.anz.com or companies, of any nationality, with an interest sTeve Greenwood in the development of business ties between Ire- colin macdonald DirectorrelAtionship land and Singapore. Director, CEO, Berkley Group With over 200 members, it runs frequent Managing Director www.berkley.com.sg networking and informational events in Singapore. Fine Grain Property Members of Irish chambers and business groups www.finegrainproperty. juliana sTeninG from Ireland and elsewhere in the region are com Director welcome to attend. Members of the Irish Chamber of Commerce The chamber’s members are drawn from vari- ous business sectors, and it has three strategic Singapore can expect to be at the centre of groups, which focus specifically on: Financial the growing ties between the two countries Services; ICT and Food, Pharmaceutics and Life Sciences. if you would like to know more, or contact members, please write to members@ irishchamber.com.sg or join the irish chamber of commerce, singapore group on linkedin.36 Asia Pacific Ireland Business Forum Directory Asia Pacific Ireland Business Forum Directory 37
    • japan japanAcross-section T he Ireland Japan Chamber of Commerce in jApAn (IJCC) was formally established in 2008, replacing the Japan Ireland Economic Association (JIEA). The JIEA had been the representative body for Irish-Japanese business interests in Japan since its foundation in 1973. Members of the IJCC represent a cross-section of companies, businesspeople and entrepreneurs from Ireland, Japan and other countries. The chamber works closely with the Irish Embassy and other Irish Government organisations, and is also a member of the European Business Council, the trade policy arm of the European Chambers in Japan. The IJCC carries out many activities for its members including: l Organising speaker events, seminars and networking events in Tokyo and elsewhere. l Briefing sessions with Irish politicians and key members from the business community. l Holding an annual golf competition and annual business dinner. l Lobbying in support of enhanced Ireland- Japan business and trade. l Providing a forum in which to raise issues of interest to the Japan-Ireland business community. The IJCC is a not-for-profit organisation managed by its members through a board of directors. The chamber also has a number of sectoral committees which focus on specific areas of interest to members. The chamber welcomes applications for member- ship from any company or individual with an interest in the Japan-Ireland business relationship. Membership is available in the following catego- ries: Corporate, Professional, Associate and Student. The IJCC also has a number of Platinum Partners who provide extra financial support to the work of The activities of the Ireland Japan Chamber of the chamber. Commerce on behalf of its members range from briefing More information can be found here: www.ijcc.jp. sessions with politicians to an annual golf event38 Asia Pacific Ireland Business Forum Directory Asia Pacific Ireland Business Forum Directory 39
    • japan members japan memberscorporate kenneAlly, DonAl niShiDA, noriMASA Email osamu.saito@japan. wATAnABe, kAzuhiDe Presidentmembers Embassy of Ireland Toyoko-Inn Group, Owner gartmore.com Gartmore Investment Tel +81-3-3473-1678 Deputy Head of Mission Tel +81-3-5703-1045 Japan Ltd, Head of Invest- Email pgreenan@jitechnol-Allen, Trevor & Counsellor Email nishida@toyoko-inn. Seo, hiDeAki ment Administration ogy.comIkon Europubs K.K., CEO Email donal.kenneally@ com Sundai School Email kazuhide.watanabe@Tel +81-3-6273-2228 dfa.ie Director General japan.gartmore.com hATAno,yuzoEmail trevor@ikon-euro- nojiMA, ShinyA Tel +81-3-3713-5735 Hakuho Universitypubs.com kenneDy, BreiFFini Fujikin Incorporated Email kseo@sundaigakuen. wiehl, norBerT Professor Emeritus Bord Bia, Asia Manager President and COO ac.jp DEPFA Bank plc Tel +81-50-1117-6811CAhill, ShAne Tel +86-21-6279-8829 Tel +81-6-6372-7141 General Manager & Chief Email hatanohenri@ybb.Embassy of Ireland Email breiffini.kennedy@ Seo, kAnehiDe Operating Officer ne.jpSecond Secretary bordbia.ie ogAwA, hiroShi Sundai School Tel +81-3-5402-9021Tel +81-3-3263-8515 Fujikin Incorporated Email norbert.wiehl@depfa. hogAn, PATriCkEmail shane.cahill@dfa.ie kiMoTo, TAkAShi Chairman and CEO ShiMA, hiDeki com Merrill Lynch Japan Alps Electric Co., Ltd Tel +81-6-6372-7141 Astellas Pharma Inc. Managing DirectorConnolly, MATThew Director General Manager, Director, Supply Chain yAMADA,yoji Tel +81-3-6225-7637EIRE Systems K.K Automotive Division okAMoTo,yoShihiro Management Technology Kanematsu Corporation Email patrick_hogan@Managing Director Tel +81-3-3726-1211 Okamoto Co., Ltd Tel +81-3-3244-5151 General Manager, baml.comTel +81-3-5484-7935 Email takashi.kimoto@ President Email hideki.shima@ Aerospace DepartmentEmail matthew.connolly@ Foley, DiAne hugheS, eDDie jp.alps.com Tel +81-3-3762-1436 jp.astellas.com Tel +81-3-5440-8523 kAzuhArA, TAkAnorieiresystems.com IDA Ireland Enterprise Ireland Email okamoto_y@ Email yoji_yamada@ Tel +81-3-3952-8681 Deputy Director Director – Japan MeAney, MArk okamoto-kk.co.jp ShinkAi, TAkAhiDe kanematsu.co.jp Email taka-kazuhara@mqc.DAiCho, norio Tel +81-3-3262-7621 Tel +81-3-3263-0611 Conrad Tokyo, Director of Dimplex Japan Ltd, Corpo- biglobe.ne.jpNeriki Valve Co., Ltd Email diane.foley@ida.ie Email eddie.hughes@ Food and Beverage okAMoTo, Fukiko rate Planning Manager yAMADA,yukiPresident enterprise-ireland.com Tel +81-3-6388-8000 Okamoto Co., Ltd, Auditor Tel +81-3-6272-3791 Toyoko-Inn Group lynAM, MoirATel +81-6-6491-5101 FujiMoTo,yASuhiro Email mark.meaney@ Tel +81-3-3762-1436 Email t.shinkai@dimplex.jp Executive Officer, Customer Citi Group, Head of HumanEmail n.daicho@neriki.co.jp The Bank of Tokyo- iChiDA, hiDeo conradhotels.com Email okamoto_f@ Satisfaction and Promotion Resources Mitsubishi UFJ Co., Ltd ORIX Corporation okamoto-kk.co.jp SuleMAn, rAnA Department Tel +81-3-5454-4151DAy, neil Senior manager, Global Executive Officer, Global MiChAel D. Merner Paddy Foley’s, Manager Tel +81-3-5703-1996 Email Moira.Lynam@Citi.Paddy Foley’s, President Planning Division Business & Alternative Tourism Ireland ono, juniChiro Tel +81-3-3423-2250 Email yamada@toyoko-inn. comTel +81-3-3583-2021 Tel +81-3-3240-1440 Investment Headquarters Managing Director Astellas Pharma Inc. Email suleman@ comEmail neil@paddyfoley Email yasuhiro_fujimoto@ Tel +81-3-5403-7199 Tel +81-3-3225-0008 Strategy & Administration, paddyfoleystokyo.com MeehAn, AnDrewstokyo.com mufg.jp Email hideo_ichida@orix. Email mmerner@aviareps. Technology honorary & The Meehan Group co.jp com Tel +81-3-3244-5182 TiMMonS, PAul professional Email a@meehan.jpDillon, BriAn FuMiyA, Aoki Email junichiro.ono@ EIRE Systems K.K membersThe law firm of Dillon DEPFA Bank plc kASAMA, Seiji MiyAke, ToMoko jp.astellas.com Managing Director MorriS, DAviDEustace, Solicitor Managing Director and Dimplex Japan Ltd, CEO Tourism Ireland, Director Tel +81-3-5484-7935 CAnAvAn, Conor Boston ScientificTel +81-3-6860-4885 General Manager Tel +81-3-6272-3791 Tel +81-3-5367-6525 ooyABu, hiroMi Email paul.timmons@ Shinsei Bank Vice-President FinanceEmail brian.dillon@dil- Tel +81-3-6212-2600 Email s.kasama@dimplex.jp Email tmiyake@aviareps. Takeda Pharmaceutical eiresystems.com General Manager Email morrisd@bsci.comloneustace.ie com Company Ltd, Vice-Presi- Tel +81-3-5293-6813 hAChijin, Mikio kATSuMATA, keniChi dent, Product Planning & ToyAMA, TAkAShi Email Conor.Canavan@ MulligAn, gerArDengliSh, liAM SMK Corporation The Irish Times, President nAkAgAwA, Administration Depart- Enterprise Ireland shinseibank.com Thomson Reuters JapanBluemetrix Inc., CEO General Manager of HR Tel +81-3-3500-0200 MASAhiko ment, Pharmaceutical Senior Commercial Officer Head of Technical ServicesTel +81-3-5350-3953 Department Email ken@gkdining.co.jp Neriki Valve Co., Ltd Production Division Email takashi.toyama@ Dwyer, joSePh Tel +81-3-6904-2777Email lenglish@bluemetrix. Tel +81-3-3785-4655 Vice-Chairman of Neriki Tel +81-6-6204-2605 enterprise-ireland.com The Hongkong and Shang- Email gerard.mulligan@com Email m-8-jin@smk.co.jp kATSuMATA, kuMiko Europe Ltd Email Ooyabu_Hiromi@ hai Banking Corporation thomsonreuters.com The Irish Times Email masahiko-nakaga- takeda.co.jp TSukii, TAkeShi LtdFiTzgerAlD, Derek hAyAShi, rie Tel +81-3-5758-8735 wa@s8.dion.ne.jp CT Brand Inc. Tel +81-3-3548-5275 MurPhy, DeClAnIDA Ireland Parc Aviation Email kkatsumata@mta. SAiTo, oSAMu Managing Director Email joseph.dwyer@hsbc. InterFrontiaDirector – Japan Tel +81-3-5276-5425 globe.ne.jp nAkAMurA, TeTSuyA Gartmore Investment Tel +81-3-3552-9315 co.jp Managing DirectorTel +81-3-3262-7621 Email rie.hayashi@ SMK Corporation Japan Ltd Email takeshi@ct-brand. Tel +81-564-55-8112Email Derek.Fitzgerald@ parcaviation.aero President and COO Chief Operating Officer com greenAn, PhiliP Email declanmurphy@ida.ie Tel +81-3-3785-1062 Tel +81-3-3593-9183 JI Technology Ltd frontia.co.jp40 Asia Pacific Ireland Business Forum Directory Asia Pacific Ireland Business Forum Directory 41
    • japan members japan membersMyerSCough, BreMner, rAy iTo, Shiori MCgrATh, ThoMAS PhilliPS, AnDrewriChArD Unilever Japan Happycle Co., Ltd, CEO Harman/Becker EIRE Systems, ProjectVirgin Atlantic Airways Ltd Senior Vice-President Email itokshiori@aol.com Automotive Systems Japan ManagerGeneral Manager Tel +81-3-5723-6780 Email tmcgrath@ Email andy.phillips@Tel +81-3-3499-8835 Email ray.bremner@ jAnuMA, TAkuyA harmanbecker.com eiresystems.comEmail richard.myerscough@ unilever.com Keio Universityfly.virgin.com Email the_bit0630@ MurASAwA,yuko PigoTT, riChArD BuTler-hirAiwA, hotmail.co.jp Manshion Kanri Sogo Morgan McKinley, ManagerneAry, john helen Kenkyusho, CEO Tel +81-3-5403-7020Embassy of Ireland, Japan Standard Chartered Bank johnSTo, ruSSell Tel +81-3-3264-0226 Email rpigott@Amabassador Tokyo, Senior Analyst Nomura Securities Email algranodemostaza@ morganmckinley.comTel +81-3-3262-0695 Email helen.butler@ Vice-President yahoo.co.jp standardchartered.com Email russell.johnston@ Quinn, juSTino’Connor, SeAn mac.com MurPhy, rAyMonD Centre of English StudiesTel +81-86-957-3336 CAShell, kieron Email raydmurphy@ Tel +353-1-671-4233Email tango@drive.ocn.ne.jp Air-Place Co., Ltd kiDney, AiDAn hotmail.com Email justin@ces-schools. Vice-President Hartford Life Insurance comShArkey, ColM Tel +81-3-3433-6975 President and CEO Myler, DoireJapan Communications Email kc@air-golf.com Email aidan.kidney@ Dublin City University/ SAkAe, MeguMiInc. hartfordlife.com Takasaki Keisai Daigaku MB*B CoachingTel +81-3-5767-9134 CoogAn, PADhrAiC Email doire.myler2@mail. MD, Life and Suzuki, john wAki, MAriko wu, henryEmail csharkey@j-com. Premier Asset kilgArriFF, MAry dcu.ie Executive Coach Colliers Int. International Christian The University of Britishco.jp Management, Senior Aall Group Inc. Email info@mmcoach.com Tenant Representative University Columbia Application Developer Special Projects Manager nAkAMurA, hiDeki Tel +81 3 5563 2147 Tel +81-3-5453-0965associates & Email pcoogan@gmail.com Tel +81-3-5427-7704 Daon SASAhArA, Senri Email john.suzuki@colliers. Email mariko14w@gmail. governmentstudents Email mkilgarriff@aall.com Tel +81-3-5968-7073 Innovative Advisor co.jp com organisations Del SeCCo, Email hnakamura@daon. Corporation, CEOAMAko FingleTon, jonAThAn kuroiwA, kikuo com Tel +81-3-3507-5872 Sweeney, MiChAel wAlSh, BrenDAn enTerPriSe irelAnDyASuko Tel +14156916233 Bank of Ireland Asset Email sasahara@ Hewlett-Packard Japan Ltd HSBC Premier Eddie Hughes,Zephyr Japan Ltd, President Email rivetingdiction@ Management (formerly) o’DoherTy, AnDrew inno-advisor.com Senior Manager and Chief Relationship Manager Takashi ToyamaEmail yasukoamako@ gmail.com Tel +81-44-862-2127 EIRE Systems Architect Email brendwalsh@gmail. Tel +81-3-3263-0611mocha.ocn.ne.jp Email kkuroiwa9618@kyj. Email odoherty.a@gmail. ShiMAMine, MiTSuko Tel +81-3-5344-4572 com Web www.enterprise- FiSher, AlAn biglobe.ne.jp com Man Investments Securi- Email msweeney@hp.com ireland.com/enBArr, howArD Fujisoft Incorporated ties Ltd, Manager wArD, eMilyYugengasha Tube, Owner Email alan.fisher2@mail. MACgoey, john o’hArA, FrAn Tel +81-3-3519-3876 TADAki, keiji International Bankers iDAEmail howard@gol.com dcu.ie Hella Japan Inc., Director JI Technology Ltd Email mshimamine@ Man Investments Association, Services Derek Fitzgerald, Email jmacgoey@gmail. Director, Professional maninvestments.com Securities Limited Manager Diane FoleyBlAkeney, john FleTCher, jiM com Services Chief Compliance Officer Email emily.ward@ibaja- Tel +81-3-3262-7621University of Tokyo MI Ltd, President Email frano@gol.com ShiMizu, reMi Tel +81-3-3519-3884 pan.org Web www.idaireland.comEmail blakeney.john@ Email jim@gol.com MACMillAn, PeTer Sophia University Email ktadaki@maninvest-gmail.com McMillan Art o’neill, FrAnk Email remy.shimizu@gmail. ments.com wATAnABe, TAkeyuki TouriSM irelAnD FujiTA, koji Tel +81-422-21-8007 Travel Guard, Regional com Waseda University Tomoko Miyake,BoylAn, PAul Aoyama Gakuin University Email mcmillanoffice@ Vice-President, Asia Pacific TouSSAinT, AAron Email take3@moegi. Michael D. MernerHartford Life Insurance Tel +81-90-6803-2803 me.com Email oneillfranko@gmail. Shioi,yoko Email aarontoussaint@ waseda.jp Tel +81-3-5367-6515Director, Head of Corporate Email a6206092@gmail. com Email salty24@hotmail. gmail.com Web www.tourismireland.Services com MCDerMoTT, enDA co.jp weBSTer, Trevor comEmail paul.boylan@ Nippon Ericsson K.K. PeoPleS, enDA TSygAnkovA, de Vere & Partnershartfordlife.com gArvey, liAM Telecoms engineer Intralink, Project Manager SuDo, ToShio AnASTASiA Senior Partner BorD BiA Tel +81-44-271-1011 Email enda.mcdermott@ Tel +81-3-5579-9272 Morgan Stanley Medi Cubic KK Tel +81-3-3568-2796 Breiffini KennedyBrADy, jAMeS Email liamgarvey@gmail. ericsson.com Email endap@hotmail.com Tel +81-3-5424-6014 Senior Consultant Email trevor.webster@dv-p. Tel +86-21-6279-8829Osaka University com Email Toshio.Sudo@gmail. Tel +81-3-5868-2115 com Web www.bordbia.ieEmail jamesbrady11@ com Email anastasia@seiyaku-gmail.com pipeline.com42 Asia Pacific Ireland Business Forum Directory Asia Pacific Ireland Business Forum Directory 43
    • south korea south korea The Asia Ireland Chamber of Commerce in Korea originated from the work of Seoul’S objectiveS the Chambers of Commerce of Ireland in developing links T he representative organisation for Irish-related in Seoul on 14 October 2011, and looks forward to with its Asian business interests in Korea, the Asia Ireland Chamber of Commerce in Korea (AICCK), was working with the other chambers in the region, business groups in Ireland and the GAA to ensure counterpart launched in December 2003 in Seoul. It also serves as a regular business and social that this year’s event builds on previous fora and the Croke Park event in June 2011. chambers forum. Membership is open to Irish companies and executives in Korea, Korean companies trading with The AICCK’s objeCTIves Are: Ireland and other parties whose interests coincide • To promote the interests of Irish-related firms with those of the Irish business community in Korea. located in the Republic of Korea. The AICCK originated from the work of the Cham- • To contribute to the development of Irish trade, bers of Commerce of Ireland (CCI) in developing commerce and investment in Korea. links with its Asian counterpart chambers. This • To disseminate amongst its members relevant resulted in a bi-lateral co-operation agreement being commercial information. signed between CCI and the Korean Chamber of • To enhance the good civic and commercial reputa- Commerce and Industry. AICCK was launched as a tion of Ireland in Korea, and to ensure that Irish in- result. terests are kept to a high moral and legal standing. The Chamber is honoured with the challenge of • To provide opportunities for members to meet for hosting the fifth Asia Pacific Ireland Business Forum business and social purposes. For more information email Alan heggie, Chairman AICC at alan.heggie@kr.atlascopco.com.44 Asia Pacific Ireland Business Forum Directory Asia Pacific Ireland Business Forum Directory 45
    • south korea memberscorporate KIm, hAn soo monAGhAn, Tel +82-2-755-4767members Optimum Nutrition PATrICK j. Email Dianne.rhee@ (Glanbia Nutrional Asia) Kim & Chang, International enterprise-ireland.comCoyner, Tom Country Manager Korea Transactional AttorneySoft Landing Consulting Tel +82-2-3450-1516 Tel +82-2-3703-1142 sCully, DesPresident Email hskim@ Email pjmonaghan@ Gerard ConsultingTel +82-2-764-8387 optimumnutrition.com kimchang.com PresidentEmail tomcoyner@gmail. Tel +82-2-753-3039com KIm, jonG rAn morrIs, mIChAel Email desmond@sgerard. ICON Clinical Research Chartis – American Home nethArTe, GAry Korea Ltd Assurance Korea (AIG)Edwards Korea Senior Director – Clinical Vice-President Finance TrAInor, russellGeneral Manager Operations, North Asia and Accounting Alltech KoreaTel +82-31-710-2250 Tel +82-2-520-5236 Tel +82-2-2260-7870 General ManagerEmail gary.harte@edwards- Email JongRan.Kim@ Email mick.morris@ Tel +82-2-598-1311vacuum.com iconplc.com chartisinsurance.com Email rtrainor@alltech.comhAyes, seAn KIm, seonGIl morrIssey, nIAll WAlshAW, PeTerJ & S Law Firm, Partner Kerry Ingredients & Flavor Macquarie Bank Grand Hyatt SeoulTel +82-2-2149-1680 Representative Executive Director Area Vice-President/(Seoul); +86-755-8826- Tel +82-2-2198-2345 Tel +81-80-8987-0287 General Manager3645 (Shenzhen); +852- Email seongil.kim@kerry. Email Niall.Morrissey@ Tel +82-2-799-84006326-9284 (Hong Kong) com macquarie.com Email peter.walshaw@Email SeanHayes@ hyatt.comipglegal.com KIm, WAnGyoo o’DonoGhue, We can help you INI (Investment in N. FrAnCIs XAvIer yoon, jAnheGGIe, AlAn Ireland) Korea Embassy of Ireland (junG hee)Atlas Copco Mfg. Korea Director – Korea Deputy Head of Mission taxback.com, CustomerCo., Ltd (a member of Tel +82-2-3775-0151 Tel +82-2-774-6455 Relations Manager source products andthe worldwide Atlas Email wgkim@investni.com Email seoulembassy@dfa. Tel +82-2-2076-8334Copco Group) ie Email jyoon@taxback.comManaging Director KonG, KI younG services in Ireland.Tel +82-2-2189-4100 PPI Adhesive Products PArK, DAnIel GoVerNmeNtEmail alan.heggie@ (Korea) Ltd. (se-yonG) orGaNIsatIoNskr.atlascopco.com Representative Director Newsby Software Tel +82-2-536-5198 Developer Program KIm, WAnGyoohICKey, CIArAn W Email ppikorea@unitel. Engineer INI (Investment inSeoul-Walkerhill Hotel co.kr Tel +82-10-3335-0211 Northern Ireland) KoreaDirector of Cuisine Email dpark@newbay.com Director – KoreaTel +82-2-2022-0300 lIm,younG G. www.investni.com As more and more international purchasing teams are discovering, Irish companies are poweredEmail ciaran.hickey@ Decawave PeDronI, Tony by an ability to listen hard, think fast and respond flexibly. Enterprise Ireland has a network ofwhotels.com President – Asia JW Marriott Phuket mCKee, eAmonn Email young.lim@ Resort & Spa Embassy of Ireland offices in the Asia-Pacific region and our team are ready to help you identify the right source ofIm,vInCenT (se- decawave.com General Manager Ambassador high technology products and services from Ireland.unG Kyu) Tel +66-76-338-000 www.irelandhouse-korea.Allergy Standards Ltd, mCKee, eAmonn Email tony.pedroni@ com Enterprise Ireland is the Irish Government’s trade and technology development agency. We partnerKorea Program Vice- Embassy of Ireland marriotthotels.com with Irish companies to help them start, grow, innovate, connect with buyers, and win sales inPresident Ambassador rhee, DIAnne world markets.Tel +82-2-557-6388 Tel +82-2-774-6455 rhee, DIAnne Enterprise IrelandEmail v.im@allergystan- Email seoulembassy@ (myunG hAenG) Representative Contact details for Enterprise Ireland’s Asia-Pacific team are listed on page 55 of this directory.dards.com dfa.ie Enterprise Ireland Director – Korea Representative www.enterprise-ireland. Director – Korea com46 Asia Pacific Ireland Business Forum Directory www.enterprise-ireland.com
    • vietnam vietnam individual members T he St Patrick’s Society of Vietnam was Brennan, Kieran established in 2007 to bring the Irish RMIT University Vietnam community and friends together. The society is Director External Relations dedicated to promoting Irish culture and supporting Tel +84-8-3776-1355 local charities. Events include a St Patrick’s Day Email kieran.brennan@rmit.edu.vn celebration, Christmas lunch, golf outings and football tournaments. Hayes, Paul The group has more recently adopted a focus Holcim/Geocycle on business activities. In 2010, in association with Director Geocycle Business has become more of a Enterprise Ireland, it co-hosted an Entrepreneurship Tel +84-8-3914-9000 focus for the St Patrick’s Society Forum, which coincided with the visit of a group of Irish entrepreneurs to Vietnam. Email paul.hayes@holcim.com of Vietnam in the past year Maccana, FiacHra More information can be found at Ho Chi Minh Securities Corporation www.irevietnam.com. Head of Research Tel +84-8-3823-3299 Email Fiachra.MacCana@hsc.com.vn O’Grady, stePHen VinaCapital Hospitality Managing Director Tel +84-8-3821-9930 Ext: 298 Email stephen.o-grady@vinacapital.com St Patrick O’MaOnaiGH, sean P.International School Ho Chi Minh City Headmaster/General Director Tel +84-8-3898-9100 Ext: 211 Email Headmaster@ishcmc.edu.vn O’reilly, Brian in Vietnam ERC Institute Program Director Tel +84-8-6292-9288 Email bjoreil1@gmail.com ryan, enda Mead Johnson Nutrition Vietnam Ltd General Director Tel +84-8-3824-5090 Email enda.ryan@mjn.com48 Asia Pacific Ireland Business Forum Directory Asia Pacific Ireland Business Forum Directory 49
    • australia australiaIn busInessfor busIness T he Irish Australian Chamber of Commerce’s members share a common bond through heritage or by doing business within the mittee invited its first ‘new’ member, Chris Roberts, managing director of Arnotts Biscuits Limited, to join the club.In oz Irish-Australian corporate community or in doing The club has developed a lot over the past 21 business across all of Ireland, Australia, Asia Pacific years. Today, many members hold significant posi- and Europe. Members join together to promote the tions within the largest corporations in Australia, economic and social cohesion of the Irish-Australian covering hundreds of industries. community. Membership numbers are now close to 1,000 and The chamber seeks to introduce individuals and are detailed in its publication The Lansdowne Club businesses to each other across Australia and also Directory of Irish Business Contacts in Australasia orThe Lansdowne Club in Sydney and assists in introducing members to the international within the directory pages of its website.the Irish Australian Chamber of Irish corporate network and into Ireland. Likewise, the chamber welcomes enquiries from Irish busi- direCTorsCommerce actively support and nesses seeking entry into Australia and the Asia When the club was established, there was no con- Pacific region. stitution and a committee was formed to organisepromote Irish business Down Under Over two decades the chamber has built up one events. Membership of the committee was by invita- of Australia’s largest non-sporting functions, with its tion and consequently the essence of the club was annual St Patrick’s Corporate Event every March. maintained. More information can be found at The desire to be a part of the Lansdowne Club www.irishchamber.com.au. has grown over the years and committee members felt it important that it should expand its base. As a The Lansdowne CLub consequence it approached a shortlist of experienced The Lansdowne Club was formed in 1986 by a group and respected people who accepted the invitation to of Irish born businesspeople living in Australia. At join the committee. the time there were large numbers of professionally Around this time it also felt prudent to form an skilled Irish people taking up residence in Australia. association under the NSW Department of Fair There was no Irish business-orientated focal point Trading Act. This necessitated the formation of a for these new arrivals and this void was then filled by board and a constitution. The role of the board is the Lansdowne Club. to provide support to the club. The board ensures From the beginning it was essentially a busi- that the mission of the club is maintained and it also ness network. It provided the newly arrived with a provides guidance for future direction. meeting place where they could relax with people A committee was appointed by the board to who had shared and understood their experiences. oversee the management of the club’s affairs. This Membership was drawn from the business world and includes the maintenance of member information therefore the common bond was further accentuated. and the website, and the organising of events. The club was built on a platform of one rule – An independent auditor was also appointed, re- membership was restricted to Irish born or Irish porting to the board. Care is taken not to accumulate educated people living in Australia. In 1997 the funds beyond those required to ensure the orderly committee, following consultation with the members, management of the club’s activities as the club is not extended membership to non-Irish born or educated a profit-orientated organisation and exists purely people while maintaining the essence of the club. for the benefit of its members. Basically, it provides Non-Irish born or educated applicants may be pro- a friendly, enjoyable and open forum for Irish and posed by four existing members and will be reviewed Australian businesspeople to socialise and network by the committee in order to determine the benefit together. that they can bring to the club. More information can be found at At its members’ night in August 1997 the com- www.lansdowneclub.com.au.50 Asia Pacific Ireland Business Forum Directory Asia Pacific Ireland Business Forum Directory 51
    • thailand thailand IrIsh-ThaI exchanges Since it started in 2003, the Irish Thai Chamber has been going from strength to strength, furthering mutual interests in business and culture T he Irish Thai Chamber was first registered with both in Irish-Thai relations and in European-Thai the Ministry of Commerce in Thailand in March relations, furthering mutual interests in business 2003. It was the brainchild of Gerry Doyle who, and commerce, tourism, education, sports culture together with Liam O’Keeffe-Ayudhkij, wanted to raise and art. A highlight for the chamber was the hosting the profile of Ireland in Thailand and help those wish- of the third Asia Pacific Ireland Business Forum on ing to pursue trade and cultural exchanges between the the eve of the Asian Gaelic Games in 2009. The cham- two countries. ber is still a young organisation but growing fast. Doyle and O’Keeffe-Ayudhkij approached Jerome Kelly, Matthew Brennan and other Irish expatriates Benefits of memBership: living in Thailand for their support and encouragement. l Regular members’ activities and events. The project received impetus later in the same l Information on all Irish-Thai affairs. year with the first ever visit of an Irish president to l Introduction of trade and investment contacts. the kingdom of Thailand. President Mary McAleese l Research into trade opportunities. paid a private visit there prior to her state visit to l Facilitation of attendance by companies at Malaysia, and attended the luncheon at which the trade fairs and exhibitions. Irish Thai Chamber was officially launched in the l Arrangements for trade missions. Grand Hyatt Erawan on 27 September, 2002. The l Promotion of commercial, investment, educa- first chairman was Liam O’Keeffe-Ayudhkij. tional, sporting and cultural links between Ireland In June 2003, the chamber arranged a visit to and Thailand. Ireland by the Thai ICT Minister Dr Surapong Suebwonglee, accompanied by a delegation of 30 more information can be found at high profile Thai businessman and government www.irishthaicc.com officials. In October 2004, it helped Enterprise Ireland host an Irish delegation from universities throughout Ireland, which participated in a Thai government-sponsored educational fair in Bangkok. The chamber was up and running. Today, it is becoming more and more active in the Irish community and continues to expand its role52 Asia Pacific Ireland Business Forum Directory Asia Pacific Ireland Business Forum Directory 53
    • thailand members ii r ii s h g o v e r n m e n t a g e n c ii e s r sh government agenc esCORPORATE Tel +66-76-384-423-4 sWift,vincent mc keever, frAncisMEMBERS Email helene@ Transearch Executive Pall Corporation Filtration &Aitken, DAviD tamarindvillaphuket.com Search Co., Ltd Chairman, Transearch Separations (Thailand) Ltd Vice-President Asia Pacific irish GovErnmEnt aGEnciEsBangkok Exhibition heALy, gerArD Asia-Pacific Tel +66-2-937-1055 in AsiA pACifiC And gulf regionsServices Ltd Raimon Land Public Tel +66-2-649-2600 Email Francis_Mckeever@Managing Director Company Ltd, Vice- Email vincent.swift@ ap.pall.comTel +66-2-615-1255 President of Development transearch.comEmail admin@besallworld. Tel +66-2-651-9601 meLviLLe, iAincom Email gerry.h@ thomAs, crAig Mayer Brown JSM raimonland.com Etihad Airways PartnerAyuDhkij, LiAm Manager Thailand and Tel +66-677-7555 EntErprisE irEland indiA MAlAysiAProperty Care Services hughes, gAreth Mekong Region Email iain.melville@ Tel +91-11-4240-3178 (also covers Vietnam and Thailand)(Thailand) Ltd, Chairman RSM Advisory Tel +66-2-253-0088 mayerbrownjsm.com AustrAliA Fax +91-11-4240-3177 Tel +60-3-2164-0616Tel +66-2-741-8800 (Thailand) Ltd, Ext. 100 (also covers New Zealand) Fax +60-3-2164-0619Email customer@pcs.co.th Managing Director Email thomas@etihad.ae meLviLLe, orArAt Tel +61-2-9273-8514 Contact Gabriel McCarrick Tel +66-2-670-9002-6 Sigma Accounting & Tax Fax +61-2-9264-9589 Manager, India Contact Michael GarveyBAin, michAeL Email gareth.hughes@ WALsh-heDouin Services Co., Ltd Tel +91-11-4240-3175 Manager ASEAN RegionTraincom Ltd rsmthailand.com mArion Managing Director Contact Paul Burfield, Director Mob +91-9910283888 Tel +60-3-2164-0618Managing Director Anantara Hotels, Tel +66-2-236-6080 Australia/New Zealand Email gabriel.mccarrick@enterprise-Tel +66-2-711-3105-6 keLLy, jerome Resorts & Spas Email orarat.m@ Tel +61-2-9273-8505 ireland.com sAudi ArABiAEmail traincom@loxinfo. LawtonAsia Insurance Group Director of Public sigmaaccounting.biz Email paul.burfield@ (also covers Bahrain, Pakistanco.th Brokers Ltd Relations enterprise-ireland.com Contact Shikha Mohanty, Education and Bangladesh) Managing Director Tel +66-2-365-6125 murphy, cAroLine Services Consultant, New Delhi Tel +966-1-488-1383BrAcken, conor Tel +66-2-654-1150 Email mwalsh@anantara. SF Development Co., Ltd ChinA Tel +91-11-4240-3176 Fax +966-1-488-1094Andovar (Thailand) Email jerome@lawtonasia. com Executive Vice-President Mob +98-11-504234Ltd, CEO co.th Tel +66-2-642-3800 to 7 Beijing Email shikha.mohanty@enterprise- Contact Ikram Ur RehmanTel +66-2-391-4840 WiLLAts, ALex Email murcaroline@yahoo. Tel +86-10-8448-8080 ireland.com Email ikram.urrehman@Email conor.bracken@ potter, pAuL Dusit Thani Bangkok com Fax +86-10-8448-4282 enterprise-Ireland.comandovar.com Kerry Ingredients (Thailand) Resident Manager jApAn Ltd, Managing Director Tel +66-2-200-9000 nAughton, coLin Contact Alan Buckley, Tel +81-3-3263-0611 Contact Daniel CunninghamcorrigAn, DAnieL Tel +66-2-324-6100 Email alex.willats@dusit. Autoliv Thailand Ltd Director – Greater China Fax +81-3-3263-0614 Email Daniel.cunningham@English Solutions Co., Ltd Email paul.potter@kerry. com President Tel +86-10-8448-8080 enterprise-ireland.comExecutive Director com Tel +66-38-456-099 Fax +86-10-8448-4282 Contact Eddie HughesTel +66-2-655-3030 INDIVIDUAL Email colin.naughton@ Email alan.buckley@ Director Japan Contact Georges MaaloufEmail dannycorrigan@gmail. scALes, pAuL MEMBERS autoliv.com enterprise-ireland.com Financial, Education and Email georges.maalouf@com Pacific Investments Asia Ltd Consumer Sectors enterprise-ireland.com Managing Director cAmpBeLL, john o neiLL, mike guAngzhou Tel +81-3-3263-0613coyne, DonAL Tel +66-2-185-1136 Foster Wheeler International Healthcare Manufacturing Tel +86-20-8666-2450 Email eddie.hughes@ singAporeSteven J Leach Email pes@ Corporation Project Services Pte. Ltd Fax +86-20-8666-2171 enterprise-ireland.com (also covers Indonesia andJr. & Associates Ltd pacificinvestmentasia.com Engineering Manager CEO The Philippines)Managing Partner Tel +66-38-344-300 Email mikeoneill.hms@ shAnghAi Contact Mr Toyama Takashi Tel +65-6733-2180Tel +66-2-650-5585 shAnnon, michAeL Email John_campbell@ gmail.com Tel +86-21-6279-7088 Senior Market Adviser Fax +65-6733-0291Email dcoyne@sla-group. Andovar (Thailand) fwuk.fwc.com Fax +86-21-6279-7066 Aerospace, Medical Devices,com Ltd, COO o’kAne, chris Functional Foods, Machinery and Contact Patrick O’Riordan Tel +66-2-392-1253 Denye, mAoLiosA London Property hong Kong International Services Sectors Manager SingaporeDoherty, michAeL Email michael.shannon@ Nexant Asia Ltd Solutions, Director Tel +852-845-1118 Tel +81-3-3263-1017 Email Patrick.oriordan@The Irish X Change Ltd andovar.com Marketing Manager Tel +66-2-385-8712 Fax +852-2845-9240 Email takashi.toyama@enterprise- enterprise-ireland.comTel +66-2-266-7161 Email mdenye@nexant.com Email chris@londonps.co.uk ireland.comEmail manager@ suksem, heAther Contact Patrick Yau south KoreAmollymalonesbangkok.com Property Care Ser- heALy, DeBorAh ryAn, pAuL Manager – Hong Kong and Taiwan Contact Ms Reiko Hiruma Tel +82-2-755-4767/8 vices (Thailand) Ltd National Democratic Ultra Lounge Co., Ltd Tel +852-2845-1118 Market Adviser Fax +82-2-757-3969fALLon-WooD Managing Director – PCS Institute Managing Director Mob +852-9180-8981 ICT, Bio/Pharma, Automotive Contact Dianne Rhee, Director, KoreahéLène Group Country Manager Tel +66-38-489-223 Fax +852-2845-9240 Tel +81-3-3263-1069 Mob +82-10-3784-7923Emerald Villa Services Tel +66-2-741-8800 Tel +66-2-652-2016 Email paulryan512@ Email patrick.yau@enterprise-ireland. Email reiko.hiruma@ Email Dianne.rhee@Managing Director Email heather@pcs.co.th Email dhealy@ireland.com yahoo.ie com enterprise-ireland.com enterprise-ireland.com54 Asia Pacific Ireland Business Forum Directory Asia Pacific Ireland Business Forum Directory Asia Pacific Ireland Business Forum Directory 55 55
    • irish government agenciesirish GovErnmEnt aGEnciEsin AsiA pACifiC And gulf regions (Contd.)united ArAB eMirAtes jApAn Bord Bia(also covers Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, Tel +81 3 3262 7621Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Fax +81 3 3261 4239 Bord BiA - irish foodSudan, Pakistan, Yemen, Palestine BoArd (shAnghAi)and Kurdistan) Contacts Derek Fitzgerald Tel + 86-21-62798829Tel +971-4-329-8384 Director Japan; Fax + 86-21-62798849Fax +971-4-329-8372 Diane Foley, Deputy Director Tomomi Takahashi Contact Breiffini KennedyContact Jim Mongey Email idatokyo@ida.ie Manager, Bord Bia AsiaRegional Manager – Middle East Email breiffini.kennedy@bordbia.ieand North AfricaTel +971-4-329-8384 singAporeMob +971-50-552-6635 Tel +65 623 80774 tourism irEland Fax +65 623 80774 Contact Amanda Burnsida irEland Contact Micheál Smith Asia Manager, Asia Director SE Asia Tel + 971 4 813 7863AustrAliA Email micheal.smith@ida.ie Email aburns@tourismireland.comTel + 2 9273 8524Fax + 2 9273 8527 tAipei offiCe Contact Aisling McDermott Tel +886-2-25526101 Asia Marketing Manager, AsiaContact Teresa Keating Fax +886-2-25507220 Tel +971 4 813 7818Manager Australia and New Zealand Contact Ms Corina Tsai, Manager Email amcdermott@Email teresa.keating@ida.ie Email idaireland@ida.ie tourismireland.comChinATel +86 21 6279 8500Fax +86 21 6279 8505Email idaireland@ida.ieContacts Brian ConroyDirector, Asia-Pacific;Zhang Zhewei,Director of Shanghai OfficeindiATel +91-22-42178900Fax +91-22-42178999Email idaireland@ida.ie >> HE MaEvE Collins, irisH aMbassador to viEtnaM, addrEssing tHE audiEnCE at tHE first irEland-soutHContact Minakshi Batra East asia businEss foruM HEld in Ho CHi MinH City on 13 JunE to publiCisE opportunitiEs and to inCrEasE links bEtwEEn irEland and viEtnaM, CoinCiding witH tHE annual soutH East asian gaEliC gaMEs56 Asia Pacific Ireland Business Forum Directory
    • embassies embassiesEmBassiEs, consulatEs andhonorary consul GEnEralsin AsiA pACifiC And gulf regionsAustrAliA honorAry Consul, honorAry Consul, honorAry Consul, philippines – honorAry sri lAnKA(also accredited to New Zealand) hong Kong KolKAtA seoul Consul generAl (accreditation is from the EmbassyTel +612 6214 0000 Honorary Consul Honorary Consul Mr M.K. Jalan Honorary Consul Cho Yang Ho Honorary Consul General in New Delhi, India)Fax +612 6273 3741 Mr Harry Eugene O’Neill Tel (+91) 33 22304571 Tel +82-2-2656-7031 Mrs Noreen Trota Honorary Consulate of Ireland inWebsite www.embassyofireland. Tel +852 2527 4897 (+91) 33 22304572 Fax +82-2-2656-7081 Tel + 63 2 896 4668 Colombo, Sri Lankaau.com Fax +852 2824 9127 Fax (+91) 33 22487669 Fax + 63 2 897 8534 Honorary Consul Email info@consulateofireland.hk Email mjk@keventer.com & mkj_ new zeAlAnd – Email irishcon@info.com.ph Mr. Gerard Manik PereiraAmbassador HE Máirtín O’Fainín Website www.consulateofireland.hk cmd@satyam.net.in honorAry Consul Tel +94 11 2587895/ 4714211First Secretary Orla Tunney Website www.keventer.com (accreditation is from Embassy of Fax +94 11 2598705/ 06 indiA Ireland, Canberra, Australia) sAudi ArABiA Email manik@pership.comConsulAte generAl (also accredited to Sri Lanka, indonesiA – honorAry Honorary Consul General (also accredited to Bahrain, Oman)of irelAnd, sydney Bangladesh and Nepal) Consul Rodney Walshe Tel + 966 1 488 2300 united ArAB eMirAtesTel +61(2) 92649635 Tel Main Tel: +91 11 2462 6733 Honorary Consul Tel + 64 9 977 2252 Fax + 966 1 488 0927 Tel +971 (0)2 4958200Fax +61(2) 92649740 Fax Main Fax: +91 11 2469 7053 Mr Anangga W. Roosdiono Fax + 64 9 977 2256 Website www.embassyofireland. Fax +971 (0)2 6819233Website www.embassyofireland. Website www.embassyofireland.in Tel + 6221 515 1977 Email consul@ireland.co.nz org.sa Website www.embassyofireland.aeau.com Fax + 6221 515 1977Consul General Caitriona Ingoldsby Ambassador HE Kenneth Thompson Email irelandhonconsul.indonesia@ MAlAysiA Ambassador Dr Niall Holohan Ambassador HE Ciarán MaddenDeputy CG Siobhán Kelly First Secretary Lavina Collins gmail.com (also accredited to Thailand) Deputy Head of Mission Second Secretary Robert O’Driscoll Second Secretary Justin Ryan Tel +60-3-2161-2963 Mr Gearóid McNamara Second Secretary Neil Shannonpr ChinA Commercial Section Enterprise jApAn Fax +60-3-2161-3427(also accredited to Mongolia) Ireland Director, India – Gabriel Tel +81-3-32-63-06-95 Website www.embassyofireland.myTel + 86 10 6532 2691/2914 McCarrick Fax +81-3-32-65-22-75 singApore VietnAMFax +86 10 6532 6857 Immigration and Visa Section Head Website www.embassyofireland.jp Ambassador HE Declan Kelly (also accredited to Brunei, (also accredited to Laos andEmail beijing@dfa.ie of Visa Section – Catherine McManus Commercial Counsellor Michael Indonesia and Philppines) Cambodia)Website www.embassyofireland.cn Ambassador His Excellency John Garvey, Enterprise Ireland Tel +65 6238 7616 Tel +84 4 3974 3291 honorAry Consul, Neary First Secretary Shane Stephens Fax +65 6238 7615 Fax +84 4 3974 3295Ambassador HE Declan Kelleher MuMBAi Counsellor Donal Kenneally Website www.embassyofireland.sg Website www.embassyofireland.vnCounsellor Seán O Regan Honorary Consul General Second Secretary Shane Cahill (until pAKistAnFirst Secretary Emma Leonard Cyrus Guzder August 2011, then Elliot Milton) (accreditation is from the Embassy Ambassador HE Joseph Hayes Ambassador HE Maeve CollinsSecond Secretary Niamh Downey Tel +91 22 6635 5635, 6633 9717 Press Officer Aisling Braiden of Ireland in Tehran, Iran) First Secretary Ken Cleary (until August 2011, then Damien Cole)Ambassador’s PA Flannan Gleeson Fax +91 22 5639 1945 Tel +98 21 22297918/22803835 Third Secretary Catherine Bannon Deputy Head of Mission Email irishcongen@vsnl.net Fax +98 21 22286933 (until August 2011 then Cormac Bob PattersonConsulAte generAl of KoreA Hynes) Head of DevelopmentirelAnd shAnghAi honorAry Consul, (also accredited to the DPRK) Ambassador HE Oliver Grogan Garvan McCannTel +86 21 6279 8729 BAngAlore Tel +82 2 774 6455 Second Secretary Sean Norton Development Specialist Mags GaynorFax +86 21 6279 8739 Honorary Consul Fax +82 2 774 6458Website www.irishconsulateshanghai. Dr Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw Website www.embassyofireland.or.krcn Tel +91 80 2808 2006 Fax +91 80 2852 1660 Ambassador HE Eamonn McKeeConsul General Conor O’Riordan Email kiran.mazumdar@ First Secretary Francis X. O’Donoghue(until August 2011, then replaced by bioconindia.com (until August 2011, then Ruth Parkin)Austin Gormley)Vice-Consul Peter O’ConnorAttache Amy O’Brien58 Asia Pacific Ireland Business Forum Directory Asia Pacific Ireland Business Forum Directory 59
    • ireland india business forum eu asean council an EUasEanapproach The EU ASEAN Business Council is set to become the most important voice of EU business in ASEAN, and will also raise the profile of ASEAN in the EU, reports Micheal Collins, President, EUROCHAM Singapore and APIBFEnhancing linksin india T he EU ASEAN Business Council is a senior cally becoming members of the council. At the level peer network of transnational EU firms inaugural EU ASEAN Business Summit in Jakarta, with significant economic interests across where the Commissioner for Trade, Karel de Gucht, the ASEAN region. It serves as an interface for the met with selected council members and formally EU institutions that seek the views of business at endorsed its creation, the finance and economy min- regional and country level in ASEAN, as a business isters of the ASEAN region referred to the council interface for the emerging ASEAN institutions them- as an important step forward, and support for it was The Ireland India Business Association strives to selves, and as a group policy access facilitator for one of the seven recommendations by business to the build on commercial links between Irish and Indian EU business with the EU institutions and individual ASEAN governments. government afterwards. The EU is by far the largest source of FDI and one businesses through a variety of initiatives It is facilitated through collaboration between the European chambers of commerce in ASEAN of the largest trading partners in ASEAN collectively and most individual countries. whose senior members are typically transnational ASEAN is a region of 600 million people with EU firms, and leaders in their sectors. The council widespread use of English, extraordinary untapped T he Ireland India Business Association medium enterprises, as well as individual profes- enables a critical mass of industry players to meet resources and a diversified economic and political (IIBA) was founded in May 2008 to sionals and students. in group format with policy-makers and receive and landscape. It has strong respect for intellectual enhance and increase commercial links Members include successful Irish companies deliver feedback on critical issues through dialogue property, offering overall regional stability and low between Irish and Indian businesses. The IIBA representing all facets of the business community and discussion. risk in comparison to the larger but more monolithic fosters knowledge-sharing and networking such as accountancy firms, bankers, consultants, The council began when, in response to a call from China economy. While ASEAN integration is not as among Irish and Indian business communities. distributors, exporters, hi-tech companies, life Surin Pitsuwan at the 2010 Europe Day celebration advanced as the EU, it is advancing rapidly in recent The association provides an online member- science firms, legal advisors, manufacturers, mar- lunch in Singapore for the creation of such a council, years and the EU is its major investor. ship database and regular networking events, keting firms, trade specialists and various others. I called for a meeting of the European chambers of The council will become the most important voice bringing together Irish and Indian businesses The association maintains close relationships commerce in Singapore on 1 November, where we of EU business in ASEAN, and will also raise the for the purpose of exploring opportunities and with embassies, government agencies, the diplo- agreed a road map of collaboration to create the profile of ASEAN in the EU. The region has stunning making contacts. The newsletter for members matic corps and industry bodies, and showcases council and open our country-based sectoral groups potential for development and the EU is well placed contains updates on the Indian economy, trade the opportunities to the Irish business community at regional level, and to create a network of senior- to take maximum advantage of this potential through information and news of IIBA events. Members through an active programme of events nation- level EU business peers. I then met with senior staff partnership. will be invited to meet with visiting trade groups ally. For more details visit www.iiba.ie. from DG TRADE in Brussels to explain our vision It should be noted that the growing importance from India, as well as to participate in trade visits The IIBA is in the process of setting up chap- and garner their moral support, which was readily of the China market for ASEAN means that the EU to India. ters in India, beginning with Mumbai. For further given. offers a low risk and friendly trading and investment IIBA membership is open to public and private details of its Indian chapters contact Deputy The response from firms has been extremely posi- partner alternative to China to the ASEAN region, sector organisations, ranging from large corpora- Chairman, Enwright De Sales, at enwrightds@ tive, with EU leaders in regional business including and the same is true for the reciprocal relationship. tions and government agencies to small and gmail.com or at 91 99 3000 1460. automotive, finance, ICT and logistics enthusiasti- Much is to be gained from closer collaboration.60 Asia Pacific Ireland Business Forum Directory Asia Pacific Ireland Business Forum Directory 61
    • irish business network educationirish T a mastEr’s in asian BUsinEss he inaugural AGM for the newly fledged Irish Business Network (IBN) was held at the Emirates Towers Hotel in March 2011,BUsinEss attracting up to 100 of its members and ensuring a full quorum for the group whose first order of business was to elect its first full committee.nEtwork The AGM was graced by the presence of HE Cia- ran Madden, Irish Ambassador to the UAE; Saeed T he MBS Asian Business is a one-year full time programme awarded by University receive guidance and support from the local Irish diaspora. Visit www.farmleighfellowship.com.mEans Y. 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King, general manager consumer products division, bines study at UCC and Nanyang Business School • master’s in Asian business awarded by UCC and A Jashanmal, who has been involved with the group’s with a work-study scholarship programme involving delivered in partnership with NTU Singapore. steering committee which came together initially in Ireland’s leading companies. • entoring by elite members of the Irish business M 2010. During the AGM, King outlined the objectives Students spend three months in Ireland at world in Asia. of the IBN which are: UCC and a total of 28 weeks in Asia. This involves • unique opportunity to build networks and A • To grow business links between Dubai and intensive study at NTU and 16 weeks working with develop close personal relationships at the Ireland. leading Irish companies and organisations in various highest level. • To provide members with opportunities to locations across Asia. • earn the soft as well as the hard skills to thrive L share and gain business experiences. During their time in UCC students work on in the Asian business world. • To help foster networking opportunities and to gaining a broad understanding of the fundamentals support trade delegations where necessary. of Asian culture, politics, economics and business, sponsoring companies and The IBN is committed to hosting regular meet- which prepares them for their work experience in a supporters 2011 ings which include participation in trade visits and multicultural Asian environment. delegations and dedicated industry gatherings. 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The Farmleigh Fellowship is a not-for-profit or- Enterprise Ireland To become a member of the Irish Business Net- ganisation based in Singapore, which aims to develop intuition ESBI Glanbia work, please contact irishbusinessnetworkdubai@ a critical mass of highly skilled professionals with a microvision IBEC IDA gmail.com. profound understanding and first-hand experience Information Mosaic morgan mcKinley John McLaughlin Intuition of business in Asia, and who will spearhead greater Microvision In 2008 I graduated from Trinity College Dublin with a honorary ocuco Ltd Morgan McKinley business engagement between Ireland and the Asian Bachelor degree in Business and Economics. I was selected for the Oman region. Export Orientation Program by the Irish government afterwards and worked with a HR software consultancy first in their Irish office and then for six months in their HQ in Hamburg, Germany. Ocuco Ltd pch international PCH International The Irish Business Network in Oman provides a platform for members to network with Pfizer This pilot programme is co-funded by a partner- After the completion of the program I moved to Buenos Aires where pfizer PM Group each other. It allows for the regular exchange of trends and ideas from different industry I continued work for the same company before moving back to Ireland in December 2010 to start the Farmleigh Fellowship after The Educational Company of Ireland categories, for making business connections and often times finding employment ship between the Irish Government and industry having applied in September 2010. pm groupTreasury Holdings I have wanted to do a masters in business for a while and was looking opportunities. The group consists of a broad spectrum of people such as Irish people and is supported by IBEC. The scholarship covers for the right school and opportunity. When the Farmleigh Fellowship FOR Further Details started its advertisement campaign it naturally was of high interest to the cost of tuition at UCC and NTU, return flights to me with its focus on Asia and a long stint abroad. the educational working in Oman; employees of Irish companies based in the Oman; and individuals who Of course the practical aspect made it even more appealing and the company David OBrien d.obrien@ucc.ie are interested in developing business links with Ireland. Networking events are held every Singapore, international health insurance and visas. executive MBA classes we will be attending in Singapore will make it a Tel: + 353 (0)21 4903326 challenging and rewarding experience. of ireland Fax: +353-(0)21-4903825 few months at various locations. For more information email oman_ibn@yahoo.co.uk. This innovative and exciting initiative sees I want to gain an understanding of Asian business culture and hope to become either a regional expert or a country expert in the industry www.ucc.ie/en/AsianSchool students supervised by industry and academia and which I will work in as part of the Fellowship. treasury holdings www.farmleighfellowship.com62 Asia Pacific Ireland Business Forum Directory Asia Pacific Ireland Business Forum Directory 63