‘Concentrate on getting the job done right and this will be valued and recognised’

Each week, we profile one of Ireland’s corporate leaders, tracing their career to date and exploring the lessons they have learned along the way. This week, we meet William Scanlon of the Tyndall National Institute

30th December, 2018
Professor William Scanlon, chief executive, Tyndall National Institute, Cork Picture: Daragh McSweeney/Provision

William Scanlon is chief executive at Tyndall National Institute, the Cork-based ICT research centre. Established in 2004 under a formal agreement between the Department of Enterprise, Trade and Innovation and University College Cork, Tyndall employs 500 people. Scanlon joined the centre last September.

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