Aidan Shine Appointed CEO South East Business and Innovation Centre

Following the recent retirement of Michael Maddock, South East BIC are pleased to announce the appointment of Aidan Shine to the position of Chief Executive Officer.

A native of Listowel, Co. Kerry, Aidan has extensive experience working with the BIC’s startup clients and his excellent network amongst the BIC’s stakeholders in the South East and nationally, means he is uniquely positioned to support innovation and entrepreneurship in the South East. He has worked with the BIC’s high potential start-up clients, whilst also being responsible for HBAN (Halo Business Angel Network) in the region. Aidan holds an MBA from the Open University Business School and a BBS from the University of Limerick (UL).

South East BIC Chairman, Richard Hickey said, “We are delighted to appoint Aidan to this important role in the development and progression of start-ups in the South-East region. Aidan brings a wealth of knowledge and experience along with great respect and understanding of entrepreneurs. He is ideally placed to lead the team in the next phase of their success”.

Aidan said on his appointment “It’s a great honour to lead the team here at South East BIC and continue in our aim of making the South East a strong base of entrepreneurship and innovation. I am looking forward to strengthening our relationships with our stakeholders in Enterprise Ireland, the LEOs, Institutes of Technology in Carlow and Waterford, the Chambers of Commerce and others to offer strategic support to start-ups in the region”.



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