The Ireland Funds America appoints David Cronin as President and CEO

Appointments | Fri 12 Apr | Author – Business & Finance
David Cronin

David Cronin will take up the role of President and CEO of the Ireland Funds America in June 2019

The Board of Directors of The Ireland Funds America, led by Chairman John Fitzpatrick, has announced the appointment of David Cronin to the role of President and CEO.

David Cronin has worked in philanthropy for the last decade, raising and investing over $100 million in his role as Chief Executive of UL Foundation, working closely with Chuck Feeney, Atlantic Philanthropies and The Ireland Funds. David is also a member of the Munster Rugby Commercial Board.

David Cronin said,

I recognise this appointment as a genuine privilege and am absolutely committed to the future success of The Ireland Funds America.

From University College Cork to Wall Street

Prior to his time in philanthropy, David was Chief Operations Officer of QUMAS, an indigenous tech start-up specialising in governance, risk and compliance management, which was acquired in a multi- million euro deal by Dessault Systemes. David began his early career on Wall Street, where he worked as an equities and options trader for Wall Street Access.  David holds a Masters in International Business from Trinity College Dublin and is a graduate of University College Cork.

A businessman and philanthropist

Welcoming David’s appointment, John Fitzpatrick, Chairman of The Ireland Funds America said

David has the experience, energy and integrity to ensure the future success of The Ireland Funds America. We are delighted to have secured a business leader of his calibre, who understands and reflects our core values and mission so intrinsically.

Sir Anthony O’Reilly, co-founder of The Ireland Funds said: “The appointment of David Cronin as The Ireland Funds America President and CEO is an exciting development and we look forward to planning the next phase of our journey under David’s leadership. He has my heartfelt congratulations and support”.