Ciaran O’Reilly


Lecturer in Entrepreneurship and Professional Development

(B.Eng. UCD; M.Sc. University of Missouri-Rolla; C.Eng)

Ciaran-OReillyCiaran worked for 25 years as a professional engineer and manager, gaining organisational experience and world class management training. Initially he provided training and support globally for Loctite R&D, and is proud to have been a part of the start up team that brought HP manufacturing into Ireland. He has worked in alternative energy, automotive, chemical, consumer electronics and bioscience areas, with extensive experience of building new teams, managing R&D and commercialisation of innovation. He has published and presented papers and managed teams and projects globally, including US, China, Japan and S.E. Asia. Ciaran established his own business, Develop Potential, in 2007, providing training, facilitation, mentoring and coaching services at all levels, both in Ireland and internationally.

Students will say that that he is passionate about his subject matter and seeks to engage everyone in his classes. He believes in challenging and provoking fresh thinking! Outside work Ciaran enjoys getting out on the water in boats and regularly races in Fingal Bay with Malahide Yacht Club.