The people behind the IBN

Paul Cahill

IBN PRESIDENT

Chapter head NRW

DÜSSELDORF

president[at]irishbusinessnetwork.de

Paul has been living in Düsseldorf for over 30 years, where he runs his own company, Global Team. The company provides a range of corporate language services throughout Germany and beyond. He is also founder and President of the consultancy company Global Team Associates based in Delaware.  

Paul Cahill

IBN President

Chapter Head NRW - Düsseldorf

Originally from Howth, Co. Dublin, Paul retains strong ties with Howth yacht club and his alma mater, NUI, Maynooth. He is also active in his adopted home, Düsseldorf, where he is a member of the Düsseldorf Jonges e.V., the largest ‘Heimat Verein’ in Germany. Paul is a founding member of the IBN e.V. in 2011 and has been President since 2015.  

Jody Gannon

IBN VICE-PRESIDENT

Chapter head bERLIN

vice-president[at]irishbusinessnetwork.de

Jody is the founder and CEO of the Big B animation co. GmbH in Berlin. One of the most experienced animation professionals in Europe, he has been involved in developing a number of successful European co-productions and is a partner in the New Delhi based services company WordSword Media & Communications.

Jody Gannon

IBN Vice-President

Chapter Head Berlin

Originally from Blackrock, Jody has been based in Berlin since 2008 and has been chair of the Berlin and North-East Germany chapter and Vice-president of the IBN since 2015. 

Patrick Nolan

IBN Treasurer

treasurer[at]Irishbusinessnetwork.de

Patrick is the owner of ZBOE Displays, a leading manufacturer and supplier of display modules and display components to the global electronics market. 

Patrick Nolan

IBN Treasurer

Patrick is a native of Dublin and has been living in the Taunus region outside Frankfurt for over 15 years. Patrick has been a member of the IBN for several years and took on an active committee role as treasurer in 2020.

Róisín Russ

IBN Secretary

Chapter head Frankfurt

secretary[at]irishbusinessnetwork.de

With a background in work as well as health psychology Roisin is involved in training and development for organisations throughout Gemany. She is the founder of Akademie42, offering training and coaching in the area of work and well-being.

Roisin Russ

IBN Secretary

Chapter Head Frankfurt

Roisin hails from the original Barrytown in Dublin and has been living in Bad Nauheim near Frankfurt for more than 30 years. She has been the chair of IBN Frankfurt since 2016 and national secretary since 2018.

Edmond O´ Donell

Chapter head Munich

munich[at]irishbusinessnetwork.de

Edmond is a finance executive with a background in finance and engineering. He is an associate partner with the Pulsar Consulting group and is Managing Director of Chronos Kairos Consulting ltd.

Edmond O Donnell

Chapter Head Munich

Originally from Mullingar, Edmond has been living in Munich since 2016 having lived previously in France for 17 years. Edmond is Chair of IBN, Munich since the beginning of 2019.

David Hegarty

Chapter head Stuttgart

stuttgart[at]irishbusinessnetwork.de

David is a director and marketing consultant at KPUNKT Technology Marketing in Stuttgart. His background is engineering and he is enthusiastic about technology. 

David Hegarty

Chapter Head Stuttgart

David is originally from Dublin and has been living in Germany since 1989. David has been Chair of IBN Stuttgart since the very early days of IBN.

Support team

Dr. Patrick Patridge

Social media

[at]IBNGermany   #IBNGermany

Patrick is a network marketing and PR consultant and is the face behind our twitter presence, He gained his PhD in economic geography from UCD and maintains a keen interest in the history and geography of his adopted Heimat. . Originally from Marino, Dublin, Patrick has been living in Frankfurt/Main for over 30 years.

Dr Patrick Patridge

Social Media

Support Team

Patrick took over as our social media expert in 2018 and has already built up an impressive following on our twitter presence.