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Meet the new boss: Julie Sinnamon takes over as Enterprise Ireland CEO

She has an MBA in International Business from New York’s Fordham University, an executive qualification from Stanford and has held a number of senior roles at the organisation.

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THE NEW CHIEF Executive of Enterprise Ireland has been confirmed. Julie Sinnamon is to take up the role – moving from her position as head of Global Business Development with the organisation.

Having held a number of senior roles there, she now takes over the top position at the Government body tasked with growing and funding Irish businesses in world markets.

Before joining Enterprise Ireland, the Co Down woman spent ten years with IDA Ireland and has also worked in two banks – First National of Chicago and Trinity Bank.

Enterprise Ireland Chairman Terence O’Rourke said the appointment followed a rigorous recruitment process involving Irish and overseas candidates.

He said the board was “very impressed with Julie’s knowledge of, and background in, enterprise development, her understanding of the challenges facing Irish enterprise and her vision for its further development”.

Jobs Minister Richard Bruton said he had no doubt that she would be huge asset “in meeting the many demands and challenges that we continue to face”.

Sinnamon holds a primary degree in Business Studies from the University of Ulster and an MBA in International Business from Fordham University  in New York.

She also completed the Stanford Executive Program in California in 2005.

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