Neil O'Leary, Ion Equity
Neil O'Leary is Chairman and CEO of Ion Equity, an investment company best known for creating Topaz, the multi-billion Euro fuel supply business. Neil is a hands-on investor, with property development interests in Europe, commodity interests in North Africa and start-ups in East Africa. Neil is a graduate of University College Cork and Incorporated Law Society, and started his career as a lawyer with McCann Fitzgerald in Dublin. He served as Senior Executive of the London Stock Exchange, before becoming an investment banker and Director with Union Bank of Switzerland. Neil is a member of Cork University Foundation, and serves on the Board for Traidlinks, a non-profit focused on diminishing poverty through enterprise, and on the Board of Soul of Haiti, an Irish charity working in Haiti.