“Financial inclusion is core to our mission and to our motivation.” — 60 Seconds With: Ollie Walsh, CEO, PiP iT Global

60 Seconds With, Business | Tue 1 Jan | Author – Business & Finance
Ollie Walsh, CEO, PiP iT Global

Ollie Walsh, CEO, PiP iT Global takes on the Business & Finance 60-second interview challenge.


Q. What was your first job?

My dad had an engineering factory in Santry and I started there on a summer job when I was 13 (probably illegal now, but fine in the 80s). I expected being the boss’s son that I would have an easy time. I was very wrong! I got all the worst jobs. It was important lesson in humility and on working your way up.

Q. What would you regard as your greatest achievement to date?

Business wise, getting PiP iT Global to where it is today.

Q. In three words or fewer, how do you define success?

Being happy.

Q. What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever been given?

‘Do it now.’

Q. How do you motivate yourself and your team?

We are a Social Impact company. Our service benefits migrant workers and their families in developing nations. Financial Inclusion is core to our mission and to our motivation.

Q. If you could step into the shoes of one business person for the day, who would it be and why?

Tony Stark. My first business was a comic shop in Galway called Needful Things.

Q. How do you relax?

Spending time with family and practicing Chen Style Tai Chi.

Q. What’s your motto?

Do it Now!

Q. What are your aspirations for the future of your business?

To build it into a global payments company so we can help as many people as possible to support their families through the savings they make using PiP iT.

Your dreams don’t have an expiry date. Take a deep breath and try again.