Video: Coillte’s Fergal Leamy on first-time CEO experience

Interviews, Life sciences and energy, Partner Content, Video | Tue 16 Jan | Author – Business & Finance
Fergal Leamy, CEO, Coillte

Fergal Leamy, CEO of Coillte, spoke to Business & Finance on what it’s like as a first-time CEO, with his first experience at the post being in his late 20s.


Fergal says you can’t do it all on your own and having a good external network around you for guidance is key to succeeding, particularly when you are in the position at a young age.

Coillte is the custodian of 7% of Ireland’s land. Its forests and land now extend to over 440,000 hectares. Over the last 30 years, Coillte has cared for and developed its estate and businesses while being firmly focused on maximising the financial and social potential of these natural resources in a sustainable way.