Kevin Oconnor
Kevin Oconnor Senior Expert in Free Zone Strategic Development and Institutional Capacity Building
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Kevin Oconnor Senior Expert in Free Zone Strategic Development and Institutional Capacity Building
Last update: about 13 hours ago
Details
Citizenship:
Ireland
Languages:
English, French, Irish
Highest Degree:
Masters
Experience:
33 years
Sectors:
Rural Development, Urban Development, Tourism, Regional Integration, SME & Private Sector, Programme & Resource Management, Decentralization & Local Development
Gender:
Male
Address:
Low Road, Bunratty, Clare, IRELAND
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About

I am an independent consultant based in Shannon, IRELAND with over 35 years of experience in local and national economic development across a variety of sectors, much gained while working with Shannon Development Ltd. In the past I have worked in all parts of Central and Eastern Europe with assignments also completed in Russia, Turkey, Croatia, the Balkans, Jordan and Myanmar in SE Asia. More recently I have worked in Africa in Nigeria (three years in Free Zone management), Ghana, Mauritius and Botswana. In addition  I have recently completed projects in East Africa across six countries on Trade and Investment development, a new greenfield special economic zone project by the Caspian Sea in Azerbaijan, regional foreign investment in Uzbekistan and advising on strategic private sector development in Libya.    

Key Areas of Expertise:

  • Regional and Local Economic Development
  • Investment promotion - both Foreign(DFI)  and indigenous
  • Sustainable Economic Planning and Development 
  • Free Economic Zone and Special Economic Zone management, planning and Development
  • Private Sector and Trade Development
  • Enterprise and Business Development
  • Urban and Rural Economic Regeneration
  • Sustainable Tourism development and promotion
  • Training - all aspects of economic development 
  • Project Management