Dr. Ciarán Seoighe

Deputy Director General

Dr Ciarán Seoighe joined SFI as Deputy Director General in January 2018.  In his role, Ciarán is responsible for Organisational Strategy, Corporate Communications and SFI’s International team. In addition, he deputises for
the Director General, as required. Ciarán joined SFI after nearly two decades in management consulting with Accenture. In his time with Accenture, in both Ireland and South Africa, Ciarán has worked with some of the world’s largest and most successful organisations. He holds a BA (Mod) in Natural Science and PhD in Quantum Physics from TCD. Since joining SFI, Ciarán has led the development of SFI’s new strategy and been a regular contributor to national strategies and initiatives including the Disruptive Technologies Innovation Fund Advisory Board, the Public Service Innovation Advisory Board and the Creating Our Future public consultation initiative. He brings a wealth of experience across a variety of sectors executing large-scale transformation, innovation, strategic and change initiatives.