Sean Mulryan the founder, Chairman and Chief Executive of the Ballymore Group has accepted an invitation to join the Advisory Board of the National Centre for Family Business at Dublin City University (DCU).
The National Centre for Family Business was established in 2013 and is a leading source of knowledge on family businesses. Family businesses account for 75% of all businesses registered in Ireland, spanning industry, services and farming. Family businesses are found in every village and town throughout Ireland and form the backbone of the economy. It is estimated that over 720,000 people are employed in family businesses in Ireland.
The National Centre for Family Business at DCU is the main source of education, research/insights and networking for family businesses.
The advisory board sees its role as a supporter and catalyst and seeks to assist the longevity, harmony and prosperity of families and their businesses.
The Chair of the board Paul Keogh said: “ The advisory board is delighted that someone of Sean’s caliber has agreed to join the advisory board. He is passionate about the role family businesses play in the prosperity and employment of the Irish Economy. His business Ballymore has three next generation family members working alongside Sean and he wants to encourage other family businesses to use the resources of the National Centre for Family Business.”