OUR PEOPLE / Pat Byrne
Pat Byrne is an expert in investment promotion and FDI attraction. During 35 years working with IDA Ireland and Enterprise Ireland Pat developed particularly expertise in the analysis of country competitiveness with a special emphasis on economic and technological capability, skills requirements and infrastructure needs.
Pat has wide experience of assessing FDI opportunities, negotiating complex financial packages, and investor facilitation and after care. He is highly experienced in the formulation of development funding strategies for high technology SMEs.
Since taking early retirement from Enterprise Ireland Pat has worked on a variety of consultancy projects including a World Bank funded project on FDI promotion and SME development in Moldova; industrial park development in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, advisory workshops and seminars for the Investment Promotion Board of Costa Rica, and the deregulation of the telecommunications environment in Malawi.