Jonathan Ryan – a champion of Irish companies at home and abroad

An Appreciation

Jonathan Ryan: a dedicated public servant whose industrial development work was widely respected. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Jonathan Ryan: a dedicated public servant whose industrial development work was widely respected. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Jonathan Ryan, who died on June 23rd, 2019, was a dedicated public servant whose industrial development work was inspired by his commitment to improving Irish companies’ performance, especially in foreign fields. He retired after a long career in Enterprise Ireland, and before that in CTT, the Irish Export Board. He served on the investment committee of Enterprise Ireland, and it was a testimony to his standing that his funeral was attended by leaders in the public and private sector, including the former ambassador to Japan, Jim Sharkey, who gave a wonderful oration of his colleague and friend.

Jonathan was serving as honorary treasurer of the National Yacht Club in Dún Laoghaire and was providing active input to the club he loved up to the very end, having been a member for 50 years.

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