Mr O’Dowd was appointed as Chair of the Company on 8 June 2018 and is also Chair of the Nomination Committee. Mr O’Dowd was Senior Vice President of IDA Ireland until retiring from that role in 2018. At IDA Ireland he was Global Head of two key operating divisions, Emerging Business (2010 – 2018) and New Forms of Investment (2015-2018). From 2005 to 2009 he led the Pharmaceutical & Biotechnology Department. Before joining IDA Ireland, he was Director of Strategy and Business Development at Organon International between 2002 and 2005. Mr O’Dowd is a Member of the Institute of Directors of Ireland, holds an MSc (Management) from Trinity College, Dublin and is a qualified Barrister at Law from University College Dublin & Kings Inns.