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Digital Business Ireland, the online, ecommerce and digital representative body, has appointed Niall Horgan as chairperson of the organisation.

Niall Horgan is the first Chair appointed by DBI and he will serve a one-year term from January.

Mr Horgan is the co-founder and CEO of Gym+Coffee.

Before that he worked at Twitter, Slack, and Sky and was responsible for setting up international sales operations, building and scaling sales teams across the EMEA region.

The Secretary General of Digital Business Ireland, Lorraine Higgins, said that to date, much of the group’s focus has been on delivering learning opportunities and supports for businesses that were forced to pivot to online sales amid the pandemic

Lorraine Higgins said the organisation is now in a position to move the organisation to the next stages of its development.

“We were keen to appoint a Chairperson but more particularly a person who has strong roots in digital, technology and ecommerce with that essential blend of experience. As a result, we are delighted to announce the appointment of Niall Horgan as Chair of DBI for 2021,” Ms Higgins said.

“His success in business, his skills and experience will be invaluable to DBI as it begins the next stage in its evolution as a leading representative body for digital businesses in Ireland,” she added.

Niall Horgan said that while the current challenges facing businesses cannot be underestimated, he believes with the blend of talent, industry insight and support from its leadership and partners, Digital Business Ireland will play its part in helping to bring businesses through the pandemic.


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