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Former Intel boss and ex-Glanbia chief join Acuvest Innovation Group

By Business & Finance
04 July 2014

Irish pensions and investment advisory firm Acuvest today announced the formation of a new Innovation Group made up of some of Ireland’s most senior business people from across a diverse range of industries.

Former Intel boss Jim O’Hara and ex-Glanbia chief executive John Moloney, have joined the Acuvest Innovation Group which was set up to provide the company with fresh thinking and new perspectives. The group will play a key role in Acuvest’s mission to improve and simplify retirement savings for organisations and their employees.

Acuvest offers independent advice to some of Ireland’s largest corporate pension schemes and their trustees.

Speaking of the Innovation Group, Acuvest chief executive John Tuohy says: “We aim to tap the collective capabilities of a number of highly successful people working external to our sector to bring new ideas and new ways of thinking and challenge how we do things. This is one of the big things missing from the pensions and investment sector. We believe it’s this true ‘outside-the-box’ thinking that helps challenge the status quo and delivers better outcomes for people in retirement savings schemes.”

Other Innovation Group members include:

  • Mary Walsh, who spent 35 years as an international tax partner with PricewaterhouseCoopers in Dublin. She has recently been appointed by the European Commission to serve on an Expert Group on Taxation of the Digital Economy.
  • Ron Helow, managing director of New Course Advisors, a consulting firm he founded in 2008 to advise companies on how to use advanced technologies to create a competitive advantage.
  • Ken Fitzpatrick, CEO, Digital Marketing Institute the global certification standard in digital marketing education, operating in over 25 countries across four continents.