Cathriona HallahanManaging Director, Microsoft Ireland

    Cathriona Hallahan is Managing Director for Microsoft in Ireland, responsible for driving Microsoft’s commercial and consumer business on the island of Ireland.

    In addition to managing the continued growth and expansion of the business, Cathriona also represents the Company on all strategic policy, corporate affairs and communications issues including overseeing a series of community, education and innovation programmes.

    Cathriona joined Microsoft in 1986 and over the past 27 years has held a variety of senior roles in both Finance and Operations. She has managed large teams with regional and global responsibilities across a range of functions including global responsibilities for MBS and Enterprise Services as well as directing Supply Chain Management, Logistics, Customer Care and IT & Financial support for Europe, Middle East and Africa.

    Immediately prior to assuming her new role, Cathriona was Managing Director for Microsoft’s Dublin based EMEA Operations Centre (EOC) for the past four years. In this role, she was responsible for a 600 strong team that manages Operations across 120 countries.

    In addition to her Microsoft responsibilities she also sits on the boards of Vhi Healthcare, of the Irish Dance Council and of the Children’s Hospital Group Board. She is a member of the International Women’s Forum, the Institute of Directors, the Institute of Accounting Technicians (IATI) and is a fellow of ACCA.

    Cathriona is a qualified Executive Coach and is passionate about Change Management and Leadership Development. She was named as the 2009 O2 WMB Businesswoman of the Year.

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