OECD Local Development Forum: Better strategies for stronger communities


Grainne O’ Keeffe

Ludgate Hub, Ireland



Grainne O'Keeffe joined Ludgate in Skibbereen as CEO & FoodTech/AgriTech Academy Manager in July 2020. She brings with her a wealth of international management experience spanning 20 years in locations as diverse as London, Tokyo, New York and Skibbereen. Most recently Grainne spent a number of years with Spearline as Head of Innovation and while delighted to be back in her home town of Skibbereen continuing her career trajectory her journey before this is reflective of a large number of our graduates in the area. She graduated from UCC with a BCL in 1993 and then went on to complete an MBS at the Michael Smurfit Graduate School of Business, UCD, in 1995. From there she joined Bank Of Ireland’s Graduate Programme and spent 18 months in Jersey, Channel Islands before moving to London to join JP Morgan in 1998 and subsequently Goldman Sachs in 2003. These organisations enabled global mobility + career expansion spanning London, Tokyo and New York providing Grainne with extensive managerial and strategic roles across global teams.

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