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Des O'Shea

Chairman
Profile

In 2013 Des O'Shea was appointed as a non-executive director to the board of Ulster Bank and he also presently serves as the Chairman of Ulster Bank.

Des retired from GE in November 2011 following a 19 year career during which he held a number of senior International Leadership roles in GE Capital's Banking and Consumer Finance Business over a 19 year period.

In his most recent role Des was Chief Commercial Officer for GE Capital's Global Banking unit - a $5.5 Billion revenue business where he was responsible for GE's Global Banking's key banking joint venture partnerships in Turkey, Central America, Columbia, Thailand and Taiwan.

Des was also responsible for Mergers and Acquisitions and led the strategic repositioning of GE's Global Banking's portfolio which has involved the sale and successful exit from more than 14 markets over a 3 year period.

During his GE career Des was an integral part of the successful growth and development of GE's Consumer Finance and Banking Activities in Europe. Roles included Chief Risk Officer for Consumer Finance Europe and Chief Commercial Officer with responsibility for Sales & Marketing. He also led acquisition and JV development activities in 2001-2005.

Des has served on the Board of Banks in 8 countries including Garanti Bank in Turkey, BAC Credomatic in Central America, Bank of Ayudhya in Thailand, Colpatria (Holdco) in Colombia, BPH in Poland, GE Money in the Czech Republic, Woodchester Credit Lyonnais Bank and Ulster Investment Bank in Ireland.

Des was a senior Risk executive in Woodchester Investments which was acquired by GE. He established and was CEO of one of the first IFSC companies in 1988 focusing on x-border structured deals. He was a senior lending executive in Ulster Investment Bank for 6 years.

Des is an FCA having qualified in 1981 with Arthur Andersen.

Des O'Shea

Chairman
Profile

In 2013 Des O'Shea was appointed as a non-executive director to the board of Ulster Bank and he also presently serves as the Chairman of Ulster Bank.

Des retired from GE in November 2011 following a 19 year career during which he held a number of senior International Leadership roles in GE Capital's Banking and Consumer Finance Business over a 19 year period.

In his most recent role Des was Chief Commercial Officer for GE Capital's Global Banking unit - a $5.5 Billion revenue business where he was responsible for GE's Global Banking's key banking joint venture partnerships in Turkey, Central America, Columbia, Thailand and Taiwan.

Des was also responsible for Mergers and Acquisitions and led the strategic repositioning of GE's Global Banking's portfolio which has involved the sale and successful exit from more than 14 markets over a 3 year period.

During his GE career Des was an integral part of the successful growth and development of GE's Consumer Finance and Banking Activities in Europe. Roles included Chief Risk Officer for Consumer Finance Europe and Chief Commercial Officer with responsibility for Sales & Marketing. He also led acquisition and JV development activities in 2001-2005.

Des has served on the Board of Banks in 8 countries including Garanti Bank in Turkey, BAC Credomatic in Central America, Bank of Ayudhya in Thailand, Colpatria (Holdco) in Colombia, BPH in Poland, GE Money in the Czech Republic, Woodchester Credit Lyonnais Bank and Ulster Investment Bank in Ireland.

Des was a senior Risk executive in Woodchester Investments which was acquired by GE. He established and was CEO of one of the first IFSC companies in 1988 focusing on x-border structured deals. He was a senior lending executive in Ulster Investment Bank for 6 years.

Des is an FCA having qualified in 1981 with Arthur Andersen.