‘Broaden your horizons at every opportunity’

Ciarán McMahon of Ford Ireland traces his career to date and explores the lessons he has learned along the way

22nd January, 2017
Ciarán McMahon, chairman and managing director of Ford Ireland Picture: John Sheehan

Ciarán McMahon is chairman and managing director of Ford Ireland. Established in the US in 1903 by Henry Ford, the companyd opened its Irish operations in Cork in 1917. Ford Ireland employs 50 people directly, while its 52 franchised dealers in the Irish market employ another 1,000 people.

Tell us about your career to date.

After obtaining a B. Comm (Hons) at NUI Galway, I took a trainee role with Ford Credit, the company’s finance house,...

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