Organisation and governance

The Ireland India Business Association is made up of two principal groups.

The Steering Group (membership by invitation) oversees governance, operational and logistical aspects. The Management Advisory Group, which consists of key Association sponsors and nominated premium members, works to develop policy and initiatives.

There are three main Chapters of the Association, based in Cork, Dublin and India.

NilaKanthi Ford
NilaKanthi FordChairman
NilaKanthi has been a driving force of the Association for several years, and is an expert adviser / consultant to numerous companies seeking to expand into new marketplaces.
Eoghan Howe
Eoghan HoweBank of Ireland
Eoghan Howe is Vice President, Foreign Direct Investment at the Bank of Ireland.
Liam Lynch
Liam LynchKPMG
Liam Lynch has been a partner in KPMG since 2004 and has over 20 years tax experience. A former President of Chartered Accountants Ireland, Liam chairs our Agribusiness working group.
David Kirton
David KirtonWilliam Fry
David is a senior associate at William Fry specialising in technology law, intellectual property and commercial contracts. He works closely with a number of Indian companies doing business in and through Ireland. David chairs the IIBA ICT Working Group.
Sumit Mullick
Sumit MullickICT consultant
Sumit Mullick has worked for many years in the ICT sector in Ireland. He is a previous Chairman in the IIBA and is involved in a range of CSR initiatives.
Garry Forde
Garry FordeEnterprise Ireland
Garry is an experienced Asean region business adviser for Enterprise Ireland, and has been on the IIBA steering committee since 2016. Enterprise Ireland is an IIBA founding partner.
Rohit Thakral
Rohit ThakralTarget Integration
Rohit has been running businesses since 2008 and has successfully created a mid-sized software development business in 4 countries. He has worked with the IIBA for 4 years.
Richard Breen
Richard BreenWilliam Fry
Richard Breen is a partner at William Fry, where he is part of a commercial dispute resolution practice. He worked in Delhi for some months in 2014, and joined the IIBA steering committee in 2015.
Derek Collins
Derek CollinsBank of Ireland
Derek is an experienced banker, with over thirty years experience of working with international companies in Ireland/EMEA. He joined the IIBA steering committee in 2017.