Martin McEvoy has over thirty years’ experience running private sector Search & Selection service providers in the UK & Ireland. He was General Manager of a specialist recruitment consultancy’s UK and Irish operations prior to foundin...
04 February 2022
The Signium Interview podcast series is a collection of fascinating and insightful leadership interviews with some of Irelands top CEO’s and business leaders.
Aengus Kelly, CEO and Executive Director of AerCap, the largest owner of commercial aircraft in the world, shares his insights on the importance of Ireland as a global aviation finance hub, the future of the aviation industry post COVID and his views on the challenges facing the aviation sector in the race towards a more sustainable planet.
A Chartered Accountant with a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce and a Master’s in Accounting from University College, Dublin, Aengus was appointed Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer of AerCap in 2011. He previously served as CEO of AerCap’s U.S. operations (2008-2011) and was AerCap’s Group Treasurer (2005-2007). Aengus started his career in the aviation leasing and financing business with Guinness Peat Aviation(GPA) in 1998 and its successors AerFi in Ireland and debis AirFinance and AerCap in Amsterdam. Prior to this he spent three years with KPMG in Dublin.
Senior business leaders join us for an insightful interview with Fionnuala Meehan, then Head of Google Ireland. As well as career highlights, we will explore her thoughts on the future of the online technology sector in Ireland, Dynamic Problem Solving and Helicopter Management, Nurturing Culture – Diversity, Inclusion, Respect, AI & Machine Learning, Technology Optimism & Sustainability, and on Google on Giving Back to the Community.
Fionnuala Meehan, the Head of Google Ireland answers business leaders’ questions on corporate governance and regulation in the tech sector, measuring and tracking success, sustainability and Google’s carbon neutrality, whether Ireland’s education system delivers the skill-set required to prepare graduates for tech roles, the professional development curriculum within Google and the viability of the local & national media due to Google’s growth.
Senior business leaders join us for an insightful interview with Eddie O’Connor, then Executive Chairman of Mainstream and widely acknowledged as a global leader in the renewable energy sector. We explore his thoughts on the sector’s future, as well as his remaining ambitions – ‘I’d like to electrify Africa’
Eddie O’Connor, then Executive Chairman of Mainstream answers business leaders’ questions on topics such as keeping people motivated, developing resilience, coping with the struggles and sleepless nights, electrifying the 2 million cars on Irish roads and the implications for the Irish electricity grid, and the possibility of a European super grid in the future.
The inaugural Signium Interview was held on the 9th March 2016 with Patrick Kennedy, then Deputy Governor of Bank of Ireland and Chairman of CarTrawler, the private-equity backed online travel business, shares his insights on the transformation of Power Power under his 10 year leadership, their innovative and mischievous branding and marketing, the acquisition of Sportsbet Australia, the failures and learnings along the way, among other things.
Patrick Kennedy, ex CEO of Power Power and then Deputy Governor of Bank of Ireland and Chairman of CarTrawler answers business leaders’ questions on topics such as whether companies should develop people internally or go external for new talent, the challenges faced in CarTrawler & Bank of Ireland, whether Ireland has the infrastructure & funding to build the tech sector, what graduates in Ireland are missing in order to make them career ready, business transformation strategies and the decline in trust in big business.