Marie Friel Managing Director

Marie Friel

Marie Friel, Director, FPPI has 18 years experience working with companies at all levels from Community Enterprise start ups to Multi Nationals.

She was involved in a number of voluntary and community organisations in the 1990’s whose primary objective was to return people to employment. In order to achieve this she sourced funding from the Public and Private Sectors.

Marie represented IBEC on the board of ADM which was responsible for sourcing and dispersing EU Funds in the Republic of Ireland as well as in Northern Ireland. She has worked with small and medium enterprises, large indigenous and overseas firms, entrepreneurs and self employed.

Since 1998 Marie has focused on the Technical, Engineering and Pharmaceutical Sectors. She has worked with a number of key personnel in organisations within the industry, both in Ireland and overseas. These include Government Departments (Ireland and abroad), Engineers Ireland, IBEC/IMDA, Institute of Management Consultants, Department of Education and Skills, European Globalisation Fund, Department of Social Protection, Fas and Partnerships with Training Organisations nationally.