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News: Brian Murphy, Procurement Leader 2017 recipient

Published: 18/10/2017

While shortlisted candidates across 12 categories will have to wait until the night of The National Procurement Awards on Thursday, October 19th to find out if they are successful, one recipient has already been named.

Brian Murphy, Procurement Peader 2017 recipientBrian Murphy

Brian Murphy, Director and former CEO of the National Development Finance Agency (NDFA), will receive the Procurement Leader 2017, sponsored by Greenville Procurement Partners, in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the procurement profession in Ireland.

Brian Murphy graduated from UCD with a Bachelor of Commerce degree. He then went on to complete a management training program at Rio Tinto Zinc in London, which was at that time the world’s biggest Mining and Resources conglomerate.

His education and training resulted in him qualifying as an accountant and incorporated assignments in Uranium mining in Namibia and Alumina smelting in Wales. Brian started his Banking career at ICC before his move to Citibank in 1984 where his responsibilities included senior Marketing, Credit, Treasury and Corporate Finance positions in Ireland and the Middle East.

Brian went on to join ABN AMRO in Dublin as Director of Treasury in 1992 and successfully managed the Bank through the ERM crisis of 1992/3. Brian accepted an invitation from the ABN Board to take over as CEO at ABN AMRO Sweden and Finland in 1995 where he implemented major restructuring following the Swedish Banking crisis of the early 1990s. This involved reorganisation, relocation, disposal of a large asset financing unit and acquisition of the largest Fixed Income/ Bond market maker to successfully realign the Bank with its target market and its strategic objectives.

Brian returned to Ireland as ABN group CEO in 1999 and left after three years to pursue various interests including joint founder/CEO of a biotech business, a short period as Director of Treasury at Anglo and interim CEO at a growing FInTech business.

He joined the NTMA as a Director in late 2007 before taking over as CEO of the NDFA in early 2009 where he oversaw a major expansion of the agency and the delivery of a large volume of social infrastructure, mainly through the execution of PPPs.

Brian has recently stood down and looks forward to pursuing his career whilst presently enjoying his gardening leave! Brian is an aspiring cyclist, a keen Leinster Rugby supporter and looks forward with optimism to new challenges and interests in the new year!

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