Meeting of the Minds Speaker

Jim O’Gara

Managing Director

Deloitte Advisory

Jim O’Gara is a Managing Director at Deloitte Advisory.

Over the past 30 years he has worked for private and public sector organizations concerned with location-based economic development initiatives. His favorite topics include Special Economic Zones, Development Poles, Science and Technology Parks, and Sustainable Urban Development. He has provided development policy advice at the highest levels to Multilateral Financial Institutions, national and local governments, often followed by leading the implementation of these economic development plans in more than 20 countries. Prior to joining Deloitte Jim worked for AECOM, a fortune 500 professional services company, as Senior Vice President for International Government Services. He also was a senior executive in Shannon Development, an Irish economic development agency.

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