The financial services sector in Ireland is a powerhouse for growth, underpinning and enabling all sectors of our economy.
There are now more than 8,800 financial services companies operating throughout Ireland employing over 105,000 people. In addition, many of the 17,000 employees of the professional services firms in Ireland with an accountancy heritage, support the broader financial services sector.
Exemplifying this growth is Ireland’s IFS sector, which began with the IFSC. In 1987, the IFSC employed fewer than 100 people in the Dublin docklands. In 2023, the IFS sector employs over 56,000 people across all regions of the country. In fact, total regional employment accounts for almost 20% of the entire financial services sector workforce, with over one third of financial services operations based outside the capital.
This page highlights some of the faces behind Ireland's global financial services industry.
Managing Director and Head of Business Development, FinTru
Head of Financial Wellbeing, Bank of Ireland
Chief Risk Officer, HSBC Continental Europe, Ireland Branch
Senior Associate ESG Specialist, ILIM
Finance Business Partner, Standard Life International
Vice President, Project Management, FinTrU
Chief Sustainability & Investor Relations officer, Bank of Ireland
Trustee Assistant Manager, HSBC Continental Europe
Technical Coordinator, Custody Client Services , Northern Trust
Network & Learn / Industry-led initiatives
Launched in April 2022, Ireland’s Women in Finance Charter means that for the first time ever, financial services companies, supported by the Government, have come together to ensure increased participation of women at all levels of their businesses.
For more information on how to become a Charter signatory please click here.