Mr Dave Shanahan
Dave is a science graduate from UCC and a business graduate from TCD. He has over 30 years commercial experience working at leadership level in multinational pharma in Ireland, the UK and the USA. He has been involved in launching over 21 medicines in his career. He also worked in healthcare delivery in Ireland, as founding CEO Charter Medical Group. He was latterly IDA Ireland’s Global Head of Life Sciences between 2009-2012.
He founded Adagio Ventures in 2014, a healthcare consultancy investing in and supporting high potential start-ups across healthcare. Today he is a board member of Enterprise Ireland, a non-executive director of Longboat clinical trial software and NuXcel, a medical device incubator.
As well as chairing the national oversight group of Health Innovation Hub Ireland, Dave also chairs several start-ups in pharmaceuticals and digital health development.
He works as President Partnerships, of HealthBeacon, one of Ireland’s most exciting global companies in connected health. He is also a venture partner in Strategic Healthcare Investment Partners (SHIP), a US medtech fund who recently commenced operations in Ireland.