IDA Ireland was established in 1969 by the Irish government with the primary role of attracting inward investments from other countries into Ireland. IDA is focused on securing investment from new and existing clients in the areas of High End Manufacturing, Global Services (including Financial Services) and Research, Development and Innovation. Key sectors within these areas for investments are:
• Information Communications Technology (ICT)
• Life Sciences (Pharmaceutical, Biopharmaceutical and Medical Technologies)
• Professional Services
• Digital Media
• Consumer Brands and International Services
All of these sectors have been carefully selected by the Irish government, as they have the best chances of flourishing in a country like Ireland. The in-bred talent pool, multilingual capabilities, opportunities to scale up, and a flexible workforce all add up to providing the best-in-class infrastructure and opportunities for various companies to set-up base and expand aggressively in Ireland.
Additionally, IDA Ireland continues to work with investors and companies to encourage and assist in expanding and developing their businesses.
To elaborate on my role, I am primarily in charge of the business development side. I also lead and groom a team to market Ireland as best as possible and secure maximum number of projects of investment into Ireland. Additionally, I play a key role in painting a realistic picture of India in terms of the kind of projects handled from here, the attitude, the work culture, the cultural differences etc to the Irish management. This helps them develop better value propositions for the Indian companies. I also oversee the HR aspects as well wherein I ensure that my team members are giving their best output.