Chairman and Co-Founder
An economist, he was a member of the Dáil (lower House of the Irish Parliament) for twenty-one years and during his political career served as the Irish Minister for Agriculture, Finance, Justice and Transport and Energy and Communications. Alan was Leader of the Fine Gael Party for three years and was Chairman of the Irish Parliament’s Foreign Affairs Committee. He is a former Governor of the International Monetary Fund and a former Governor of the World Bank. In his work at Asia Matters, he is strongly committed to the importance of two way benefits and win- win partnership in Asia Ireland bilateral trade relations.