Global professional services firm Marsh & McLennan is to create up to 100 highly-skilled jobs at its new digital Innovation Centre in Dublin, where it will create and build data and analytics systems.
The Innovation Centre is the first of its kind for the company.
“We are proud to launch the Marsh & McLennan Innovation Centre in Dublin as part of our efforts to develop the next generation of data-driven technologies and analytics across our company,” said Dan Glaser, president and CEO of Marsh & McLennan.
“With nearly 600 employees in Ireland, Marsh & McLennan has benefited over the last four-and-a-half decades from the skilled and global workforce in Ireland and the country’s culture of advancing technology and innovation.”
Glaser said the new Innovation Centre reinforces the company’s drive for continuous innovation and industry leadership.
Marsh & McLennan has expanded the responsibilities of its CTO David Fike to include serving as president of the Innovation Centre. Fike relocated to Dublin late last year.
“Marsh & McLennan is an industry leader with a strong, established presence in the Irish economy, and this announcement builds on Ireland’s global reputation in research, development and innovation,” said Taoiseach Enda Kenny TD.
“The Irish Government has made a clear commitment to supporting this sector of the economy by providing funding and support to fuel innovation across industry, research and education. For our part, the Government will continue to implement the Action Plan for Jobs to secure the economic recovery through strong job creation.”
IDA Ireland CEO Martin Shanahan said that Marsh & McLennan has a history in Ireland extending as far back as 1971.
“Marsh & McLennan’s investment in an Innovation Centre in Dublin affirms Ireland’s standing as a leading location for professional services companies to invest, innovate and transform through our highly-skilled and talented workforce.”