Grainne McVeigh

Invest Northern Ireland

Gráinne McVeigh is Director  of Life Sciences and Scaling, at Invest NI, Northern Ireland’s economic development agency, responsible for promoting and developing companies in the these sectors to compete internationally and encouraging  new investment

Previously Grainne was Director of Northern Irish Connections, a not-for-profit organisation, which provides a structured approach for engagement with the Northern Irish Diaspora

In her career at Invest NI, Gráinne held the position of Head of International Sales and Marketing where she led Invest NI’s international sales and marketing effort with the overall objective of identifying and cultivating inward investment leads in overseas markets.

Before joining Invest Northern Ireland, Gráinne worked for SkillSoft Corporation, an online learning company where she managed global accounts. This involved working with SkillSoft’s largest customers, providing online learning solutions to Fortune 500 companies. She was responsible for selling eLearning solutions in a high technology environment, client management and project management, involving the management of client relationships during complex implementations.

Before working with SkillSoft, Gráinne worked for IDB and was the VP Business Development in Chicago responsible for selling Northern Ireland as an investment location

Gráinne has a degree in French from Lancaster University and an MBA in International Business from University of Ulster. Gráinne also holds a Diploma in Marketing and a Diploma in Personnel Management.