Age 38 Place of Birth Lurgan, Co Armagh Where you live Manhattan First Job Collegio Irlandese – Rome What it taught me The importance of good customer service Status Single Three things people would be surprised to know about me 1. Former competitive Irish dancer. 2. Played camogie for St Peter’s GAC, Lurgan and St Michael’s Grammar School. 3. Once chased by a marauding elephant in South Africa! Best advice you could give someone starting out Get some international experience. It broadens the mind, enhances a resume and is great fun!
Andrea Haughian hails from Lurgan, Co Armagh and is Vice President of Business Development for Invest Northern Ireland. Haughian has extensive experience in the Financial Services sector and specializes in assisting U.S. companies establish successful near shore operations in Northern Ireland. Prior to joining Invest Northern Ireland’s New York office, she worked in the Financial Services sector in Belfast with BDO Stoy Hayward, the award winning member firm of BDO International. Her extensive project management experience includes: AIM flotations, PFI, mergers, acquisitions and disposals, wealth management and business restructuring. Andrea also has considerable knowledge of Northern Ireland’s commercial property market and has undertaken a number of economic appraisals and strategic reviews on behalf of leading NI companies. Prior to joining BDO Andrea worked for many years in international trade, marketing and business development in Europe, the US and Asia. Andrea is a graduate of Queen’s University, Belfast, has undertaken post-graduate programs in both San Francisco and Chicago and is a Member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing, Fellow of Young Enterprise and Member of the Institute of Directors.