John Kilmartin
Executive Director, ICT Division
Bahrain Economic Development Board

John Kilmartin recently joined Bahrain Economic Development Board as Executive Director of ICT Division to promote Bahrain as a regional hub to Technology companies. John previously worked with IDA Ireland for 8.5 years in a number of positions: Country Director India, Manager Emerging Business Division, Manager ICT Division and Manager Regional Division. In each role the task was to promote Ireland as a potential European operations base to tech companies from Indian, US and Europe. Prior to IDA Ireland, he worked for 8 years as a management consultant with Deloitte, in the systems and infrastructure team, assuming various roles in change management, project management and bespoke development projects. He holds a Master’s Degree in Managerial Accounting and Managerial Information’s Systems and a Bachelor’s Degree of Common Law from the University College Cork, Ireland.