Council members

Juan Valverde is Business Development and Innovation Manager at Trinity College Dublin. As a highly qualified research and innovation expert, he more than 15 years’ experience working at the interface between industry and academia across different countries (Spain, France, UK, Germany and Canada).

Daire Coffey is a highly experienced executive coach, mentor and non-executive director. Daire has more than 25 years of experience running her own business, leading teams, and developing brans both in Ireland and Internationally. Her experience expands over a number of areas such as Marketing, Strategy and Leadership crossing over a number of different sectors (i.e. Life Sciences, Healthcare, Export and Trade and Professional Services).

Doctor in Economic Sciences and Law Degree, Universidad Complutense Madrid, Master in Economics, University of Chicago, USA Official: Commercial Technician and State Economist.
Professor of Economic Environment and Country Analysis, ICEX-CECO, Instituto de Empresa and UCM. He has worked at the IMF, Washington and at the REPER of Spain before the EU in Brussels.

Managing Director at BBVA Ireland plc & BBVA Re Ltd. Pablo joined the ISEA Council in 2002 and was President of the Association from 2004 to 2006 and again between 2009 and 2011.

Mark is the Head of Finance at CNP Santander Insurance. He is a qualified accountant with 16 years’ experience in the financial services sector specialising in insurance.

Stephen is a Partner at Arthur Cox, one of Ireland´s leading corporate law firms. He specialises in advising on corporate and commercial law for both public and private companies.

Gloria has 15 years experience in the financial services sector specialising in Business Propositions and Event Management. She is also Board member of Dyslexia Association Ireland.

Yolanda Lopez Bueno, has more than 16 years of experience as a Marketing Manager in the Automotive Sector in Spain and in the IT Sector in Ireland. Since 2019, she started to run her own Tourism business based in Ireland (Aroundireland.ie). Yolanda is a member of ISEA since 2019 where she has been very active promoting and growing the relationships between Ireland and Spain.

Álvaro is the VP International Regulation & Compliance AXIS Capital. Before he was the Head of Legal and Compliance at CNP Santander Insurance Joint Venture. He is a qualified Spanish and Irish solicitor with extensive experience in banking, insurance and compliance.