Ian Hyland

President & CEO, Catalyst Media Group

Ian Hyland is President/CEO at Catalyst Media Group which owns a range of media interests including Business & Finance Media. He is Founder & President of the global business platform Ireland INC promoting Irish business interests across the United States and Principal partner at Principal Strategies

Incorporated in both Dublin and London, Catalyst Media Group owns and operates a range of media assets including, Business & Finance Media. Business & Finance was launched in 1964 and acquired by Ian Hyland in 2002. Today Business & Finance operates in the multimedia, digital, print and engagement platforms, with its main focus on Dublin, London, New York and Washington DC. Business & Finance also hosts The Principals Club, and the annual Business & Finance Awards and Scholarship Programme (est. 1974)

Ian is President of Ireland INC, a global business platform established in 2010, promoting Irish business Interests across the United States. Ireland INC operates a range of engagement platforms in Washington DC and New York. Having created the Ireland Day Business Forum at the New York Stock Exchange – Ireland Day is the only international country day hosted by the NYSE.

Ian is a partner at Principal Strategies which is an engagement-focused consultancy leveraging human capital and positioning of international CEOs, business owners, C-level executives and stakeholders while assisting in positioning of corporate brands in key international markets.

Ian serves on the UCD Smurfit Business School Advisory Board, he has served as a Director of the Haiti charity, The Haven Partnership (New York). He chaired the Haiti Week programme launched by President Clinton for ten years. The Haven Foundation raised over $30m for causes across Haiti. Ian served as a member of the founding advisory board at Self Help Africa (New York) and as a Director of the African focused technology- and education foundation Camara.