Leo Clancy is a member of the Executive Committee of IDA Ireland. IDA’s mission is to attract Foreign Direct investment to Ireland, creating jobs and economic benefit for the people of Ireland. He leads the Technology, Consumer and Business Services sectors, comprising over 40% of IDA’s portfolio, as well as having responsibility for Corporate IT.
Leo’s clients at IDA include the largest technology companies in the world. His role is to ensure continued growth and success for those companies already invested in Ireland and to continuously attract new investors. Over his six years at IDA he has worked closely with investors and with the Irish industrial and policy landscape through a major growth phase for technology companies.
Prior to IDA Leo spent 17 years in the telecommunications industry. He served for over 4 years as Service Delivery Director for e|net, an Irish fibre optic communications company operating Government owned networks under a Public Private Partnership. Leo worked for 13 years at Ericsson where he held a number of engineering and management positions, most in Global Services for the Europe, Middle East and Africa region. He worked as General Manager of Ericsson Ireland’s large Service Delivery business from 2006 to 2008.
Leo holds a degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering and an Diploma in Electronics and Telecommunications.