Dr. Mary Shire
Senior Executive, University of Limerick
Senior executive with 25 years’ experience in the public and the private sectors in Ireland and the USA. A proven track record in strategic planning and implementation to deliver on organisational goals and objectives. Dr Shire currently holds the position of Director of Research at the University of Limerick and previously held the position of Vice President for Research for 8 years. Prior to joining UL Dr Shire spent 11 years in the Pharmaceutical Industry where she held management roles in a number of multinational pharmaceutical companies. While working with leading US-based pharmaceutical company, Celgene Corporation, Dr Shire developed inventions covered by 20 US patents for drug discovery. A number of these compounds are on the market in the US and Europe. Dr Shire holds a PhD in Chemistry and an MBA. Dr Shire is a Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors and a Director of the Limerick Chamber of Commerce.