External Advisory Board

External Advisory Board

Ann B. Kelleher, Ph.D, Hon. FIEI

Corporate Vice President, Intel Corporation, USA

General Manager, Fab/Sort Manufacturing

External Advisory Board MemberDr. Kelleher is corporate vice president in the Technology and Manufacturing Group and general manager of the Fab/Sort Manufacturing organization at Intel Corporation. She is responsible for Intel's silicon wafer fabrication facilities, with a primary focus on 14-nanometer (14nm) process technology.

Before assuming her current position in the Fab/Sort Manufacturing organization, Dr. Kelleher was site manager for Intel's Fab 11X fabrication facility in Rio Rancho, New Mexico. In that role, she was responsible for all aspects of the operation, including safety, people and operational metrics for high-volume manufacturing on 45nm process technology and ramping up the factory to 32nm process technology. Earlier in her Intel career, she was the plant manager for Intel's Fab 12 facility in Chandler, Arizona, as well as the factory manager of Fab 24 in Leixlip, Ireland.

Dr. Kelleher joined Intel in 1996 as a process engineer, going on to manage technology transfers and factory ramp-ups in a variety of positions spanning 200mm and 300mm technologies.

Dr. Kelleher holds a bachelor's degree, a master's degree and a Ph.D. in electrical and electronic engineering, all from University College Cork, Ireland.


Eoin O’Driscoll, FIEI

Chairman of the Board, Tyndall National Institute, UCC

External Advisory Board MemberAfter over 25 years working in the ICT Industry in Ireland and the US where he held senior positions at Nortel, Wang Laboratories, Stratus and Lucent Technologies, Mr.  O’Driscoll’s focus over the past decade has been on Irish firms and on Ireland’s enterprise and science policy.

Mr. O’Driscoll has served on a number of national bodies including as Chairman of Forfas, Ireland’s national policy and advisory board for enterprise, trade, science, technology and innovation; as a board member of Science Foundation Ireland; as President of the American Chamber of Commerce in Ireland; as a Board member of Trinity College Dublin Institute of Neuroscience; as Chairman of the Governance Committee of Lero, the Irish Software Engineering Research Centre.

In 2004 Mr. O’Driscoll chaired the Enterprise Strategy Review Group at the request of the Minister for Enterprise Trade and Employment. In July 2004 the group published a strategic plan for enterprise in Ireland entitled - ‘Ahead of the Curve –Ireland’s place in the global economy’.

In addition to being on the board of a number of early stage startups, Mr. O’Driscoll has served as Chairman of the SWS Group, Chairman of e|net and Chairman of Shenick Network Systems.

Mr. O’Driscoll is currently a Governor of the Irish Times Trust, a Director of the Irish Times Ltd, a Director of Barclay’s Bank Ireland PLC and Chairman of the Investment Committee of Development Capital Ltd.

Mr. O’Driscoll is a graduate of UCC and holds a Bachelor’s Degree and a Master’s Degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering. He has received the Fellow Award from Engineers Ireland Society and the Irish Academy of Engineers.


Eckhart Morre, Ph.D

CEO Bilfinger HSG International Facility Management GmbH, Germany

External Advisory Board MemberDr. Eckhart Morre is CEO of Bilfinger HSG International Facility Management GmbH, Frankfurt/M., Neu Isenburg, Germany.  He is known for his high impact contributions in science and business management. Dr.Morre planned and managed the company’s expansion into areas such as Asset Management for Financial Institutions (e.g. Deutsche Bank), Data Centre Management (e.g. IBM, Vodafone) and Asset Management for Manufacturing (e.g. BMW, SIEMENS, Goodyear).

Dr. Morre’s engagement in Innovation Management complements the above strategic business achievements such as in the set-up of three Centres of Competence (CoC) within Bilfinger FM (Sustainable Development, Data Centres, Public Private Partnerships) and the establishment of joint-ventures in highly innovative areas (e.g. smart metering) with third parties (e.g. German Telekom).

Prior to his appointment as CEO in 2009 Dr. Morre worked as Head of Consulting, Start up and application software, and Managing Director of HSG Technischer Service GmbH (2001 to 2006), for Roland Berger Strategy Consultants, Munich, Germany (1999 – 2001) and the Max Planck Institute for Chemical Physics of Solids, Dresden, Germany (1998 – 1999).

Dr. Morre holds a Doctoral Degree in Physics from the Universidad de Cuyo, S.C. de Bariloche, Argentina (1999) and a MSc. in Physics from the University of Hamburg, Germany (1992). He received scholarships from the Gottlieb‐Daimler‐and‐Karl‐Benz‐Foundation (1994) and the Comisión Nacional de la Energía Atómica, Argentina (1998).



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