Eoin O’Driscoll is Chairmam of the Tyndall National Institute. After over 25 years working in the ICT Industry in Ireland and the US where he held senior positions at Nortel, Wang Laboratories, Stratus and Lucent Technologies, Eoin’s focus over the past decade has been on Irish firms and on Ireland’s enterprise and science policy.
He has served on a number of national bodies including as Chairman of Forfas, Ireland’s national policy and advisory board for enterprise, trade, science, technology and innovation; as a board member of Science Foundation Ireland; as President of the American Chamber of Commerce in Ireland; as a Board member of the Trinity College Institute of Neuroscience; as Chairman of the Governance Committee of Lero, the Irish Software Engineering Research Centre.
In 2004 Eoin chaired the Enterprise Strategy Review Group at the request of the Minister for Enterprise Trade and Employment. In July 2004 the group published a strategic plan for enterprise in Ireland entitled – ‘Ahead of the Curve –Ireland’s place in the global economy’.
In addition to being on the board of a number of early stage start ups, Eoin has served as Chairman of the SWS Group, Chairman of e|net and Chairman of Shenick Network Systems.
Eoin is currently a Governor of the Irish Times Trust, a Director of the Irish Times Ltd, a Director ofBarclay’s Bank Ireland PLC and Chairman of the Investment Committee of Development Capital Ltd.
Eoin is a graduate of UCC and holds a Bachelors and a Masters Degree in Engineering. He is a fellow of Engineers Ireland and a fellow of the Irish Academy of Engineers.