Keynote Address by Deirdre Somers05 Nov 2008
IIEA Business Group Event
About the Speech:
On Wednesday 5 November the IIEA was delighted to host a keynote address by Deirdre Somers, Chief Executive of the Irish Stock Exchange, on “Towards a Transparent and Independent Exchange”. The event was an extremely interesting and topical discussion.
About the Speaker:
Deirdre Somers was appointed Chief Executive of the Irish Stock Exchange (ISE) in June 2007. Previously she was Director of Listing, where she had responsibility for domestic and international listings. During her tenure the ISE became a leader in the listing of international investment funds and structured and straight debt instruments. She also oversaw the establishment of IEX - the specialized junior market for Irish enterprise. Deirdre is a member of the Taoiseach's Clearing House Group, the Financial Law Advisory Forum, and has chaired a number of EU Council securities legislation groups. A chartered accountant, prior to joining the ISE in 1995 she specialised in international tax with KPMG.