Tom Kelleher


B.A (hons) in Economics and Politics, M.A (hons) in International Trade European Studies and Econometrics

Tom is an economist with an Honours Masters Degree in Economics and a very experienced international development consultant. He has worked in over 60 countries in all parts of the world. He joined Shannon Development in 1968 as a Research Assistant. From there he progressed to Research Officer and Project Development Manager. During 13 years with Shannon Development, he worked on the company’s regional industrial development strategy and was very active in formulating Shannon Development’s approach to international consultancy.

Since leaving Shannon Development he has conducted feasibility, strategy and implementation studies for free zone and investment promotion agencies throughout the world. He has been employed on numerous occasions by various United Nations organisations and the World Bank. In addition he has worked on projects funded by the African Development Bank, the European Union, the European Investment Bank, the EBRD, the Irish Government, and bi-lateral funding programmes.