Marc Coleman is an acclaimed economic author, award winning broadcaster, leading consultant and former senior manager with Ibec.
He pioneered accessible forward looking comment on the economy between 2005 and 2015, initiating the “Confidence in Media” event in 2010 with then Finance Minister Brian Lenihan and leading Media CEOs and commentators to shift Ireland’s media narrative away from relentless negativity and towards positivity.
Between 2008 and 2014 he promoted Ireland’s economic reputation abroad – countering sensationalist coverage of Ireland’s crisis – by giving speeches in Germany, US, Poland, UK and elsewhere.
In 2013 he hosted high profile seminars on Ireland’s banking and fiscal crises.
In 2014 he made the case to senior ECB economists for debt relief on Ireland’s IMF debt.
In 2015 he became Director of Financial Services Ireland – part of Ireland’s largest business representative body Ibec – and in that capacity established, in 2015, the first Working Group to identify and the challenges of Brexit for the financial services industry. He oversaw strong growth in FSI’s membership and pioneered
FinTech and Aviation industry representation.
He has pioneered Ibec’s global commercial outreach and hosted multinlingual events. He is designated champion of foreign language use in business (Dept Education)