GALLERY: Honouring a financial services ambassador

Business, Finance | Tue 14 Jan | Author – Business & Finance
Dermot Desmond, Padraig O'hUiginn, Ian Hyland

Irish financial services experts gathered in Dublin recently for the launch of the Business & Finance Financial Services 50 list and to pay tribute to honouree Padraig O hUiginn.

Financial services business leaders gathered in Dublin in November as Business & Finance launched its annual Financial Services (FS) 50 list, paying tribute to senior Irish business executives for their successes across the financial services industry in Ireland.

The FS 50 is an annually updated index which profiles some of most successful and influential business leaders across the industry, as chosen by their peers. The Business & Finance FS 50 2013 lists the 50 most influential Irish financial services individuals in 2013 and honours their achievements and continued success.

The launch of the FS 50 took place at the Merrion Hotel, Dublin, and recognised the contribution of an outstanding ambassador for financial services; Padraig O hUiginn.

O hUiginn, whose name is synonymous with high-profile projects, such as the IFSC, Temple Bar, and the Irish Museum of Modern Art (IMMA), is perhaps best remembered for his role as secretary general of the Department of An Taoiseach, a position he held from 1982-1993.

Speaking at the event, publisher of Business & Finance, Ian Hyland, highlighted the importance of harnessing the potential of the financial services industry in Ireland. “The FS 50 is an important event as we acknowledge the efforts of key Irish business leaders in this important industry,” said Hyland. “Through their leadership and initiative, many of our FS 50 honourees have played a vital role in in driving this crucial industry sector.”