As part of a strategy to “ futureproof “ the O`Connor Family`s business activities Martin O’Connor has joined OCI Ltd as a Consultant Director to oversee the organisation’s plans for international growth and to work with major clients on key projects.
In particular,in OCI`s traditional sector of Natural Resources, he will be responsible for developing and implementing Corporate Affairs and Strategic Communications plans for clients in their international investment and development projects.
In addition to this role Martin will oversee the rebuilding of the bloodstock operation at Ballykelly Stud and provide support related to the development of Acorn Healthcare.
This process is expected to continue until December 2016.
Martin has over 25 years global in house and consultancy experience in Corporate Communications, Government Relations, PR/Media, Advertising and Brand and has held senior executive roles in the U.S.A, China, Singapore, Belgium, Hong Kong, and the UK.
Previous roles include VP Corporate Communications, BT Worldwide, where he was responsible for all stakeholder communications and brand development outside of the UK and Chief Communications Officer at PCCW, the Hong Kong based telecoms, IT and entertainment group, where he was a member of the Operational Board, reporting to the CEO.
He has also developed and delivered communications and organisational development consultancy and coaching to world-leading brands such as Microsoft, Coca-Cola, Nokia, Vodafone, Electrolux and Eli Lilly.