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Barry O'Dowd

Barry O'Dowd

Global Head of the Emerging Businesses Division, IDA Ireland
Barry O’Dowd is Global Head of the Emerging Businesses Division at IDA Ireland. IDA is Ireland's inward investment promotion agency, and is a non-commercial semi-state body promoting Foreign Direct Investment into Ireland through a wide range of services. Prior to his current position Barry headed IDA’s Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology Division. Currently 9 of the World’s Top 10 Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology companies have businesses located in Ireland and Barry led an IDA team which had these as customers. Barry did his Masters programme in Trinity College Dublin in Strategic Management and is a Barrister of Law. From 2002 - 2005 he and his family lived in New Jersey whilst he worked with AkzoNobel.