Michael is an experienced international business development executive with direct business experience in the City of London, China, Japan, mainland Europe & North America across ICT, financial and education sectors.  He has developed specialist skills in the seed capital business angel arena. In his role as National Director of HBAN Michael looks forward to building sustainable business angel syndicates in partnership with all active angel networks on the island. This angel community, in co-operation with public finance and private seed VC funds, will fund an increasing number of innovative startups. Michael has an undergraduate degree in Applied Physics & Electronics and is a 1st class MBA graduate of the UCD Smurfit School where he has lectured business strategy on the MBA programme for a number of years.