National Board

The National Board are responsible for the overall direction of the MBAAI. They strive to deliver real value and learning for our members through a range of initiatives. In addition they are responsible for the delivery of a number of events throughout the year.

Current Board

President – Ronan Kearns

Formerly Operations Director of the Association, Ronan is a Chartered Engineer and Associate Tranportation Planner at Pinnacle Consulting Engineers.. He obtained his MBA from Dublin Institute of Technology in 2015.


Company Secretary – Ronan  Neary

Ronan is the National Account Controller with Premier Lotteries Ireland (operator of the National Lottery). He is responsible for corporate membership recruitment and retention for the Association. Ronan completed his Executive MBA in 2016 in Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT).


Finance Director – Niall O’Donovan  

Niall O’Donovan is a Chartered Accountant (ACA). He is currently Finance Director at Otter Products EMEA, a global innovator of premium protective products for smart technology. Niall completed his Executive MBA at University College Cork.


Academic Liaison Director – Catherine Butler Weir

Catherine is Solution Sales Manager, Modern Workplace, CEE & MEA at Microsoft. An engineer, she completed her MBA at University College Dublin (Smurfit) in 2015.


Membership Director – Michael Bulman

Michael is the Membership Director for the Association, with responsibility for individual and corporate member recruitment and retention. In his day job, he is the Country Manager of IBM’s Global Technology Services business in Ireland, providing IT infrastructure services to domestic and multinational clients across multiple industry sectors. Michael previously studied with the Open University and completed his MBA with Dublin City University in 2018.


Mid West Chapter Director – Michelle Gallagher

Marketing Manager for medical device manufacturer Vitalograph, Michelle holds an MBA from the University of Limerick, Kemmy Business School, which she completed in 2017.


South East Chapter Director – Michael O’Grady

Michael is a Business Partner with KBC Bank, Waterford. A management accountant, he completed his MBA at the School of Business, Waterford Institute of Technology


Board member – Alacoque McMenamin

A former President, Alacoque is the owner of People 4 Projects, a project management company that provides experienced project managers and consultants. She completed her MBA at Fordham University New York and holds a second masters in Corporate Governance with the University of Ulster.


Board member – Mona Shrestha 

Mona is Account Manager with She holds an MBA from Trinity College Dublin.