New CEO takes the helm at IBM in Ireland

19 May 2010

IBM has named Peter O’Neill as chief executive of the company in Ireland. O’Neill succeeds Michael Daly who is retiring after eight years as CEO.

Daly successfully oversaw the transformation of the company into one of the most diverse multinationals now operating in Ireland.

Prior to taking up this role, O’Neill served as director of IBM Sales and Distribution in Ireland. He joined IBM in 1981.

During his IBM career, he has held a series of sales and finance leadership positions in both Europe and America, including financial controller of the IBM Technology Campus, Mulhuddart.

Born and raised in Dublin, O’Neill holds a degree in economics from UCD and is a Fellow of The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants. His new appointment is effective 27 May 2010.

By John Kennedy

Photo: Peter O’Neill and Michael Daly at IBM Ireland’s head office in Oldbrook House, Dublin

John Kennedy
By John Kennedy

John Kennedy is a journalist who served as editor of Silicon Republic for 17 years. His interests include all things technological, music, movies, reading, history, gaming and losing the occasional game of poker.

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