OToole Appointed Chief Executive of BIM
Irelands Seafood Development Agency, is delighted to officially
announce Mr. Jim OToole as Chief Executive Officer. Mr. OToole,
who was appointed by the Board of BIM, brings to the position a
wealth of experience in global food marketing, sustainability development
and change leadership.
OToole previously held the position of Director of Meat &
Livestock and Sustainability Development in Bord Bia where he led
a team of senior executives in the development of Bord Bias
Origin Green initiative. Previous to this, he was responsible for
the implementation of the agencys Quality Assurance Schemes
and gained valuable experience in the marketplace working with Bord
Bia in London, Milan and Paris.
on the announcement, BIMs Chairman, Kieran Calnan said; I
am delighted Jim OToole has taken up the position of Chief
Executive of BIM. With his extensive experience in Bord Bia, Jim
will apply his leadership abilities and knowledge of the agri-business
sector towards implementing the shared vision BIM has developed
for Ireland to become the international leader in high value, differentiated
seafood products that satisfy the growing demand for healthy, safe
and responsibly sourced seafood. On behalf of the Board and staff
of BIM, we are looking forward to working with Jim to achieve the
ambitious targets set out in the Governments Food Wise 2025
strategy with a particular focus on Skills, Sustainability, Innovation
OToole added; I am excited by the challenge of delivering
on the vision that has been articulated by the Chairman and honoured
to lead the team at BIM as we work closely with Industry to realise
the potential of this valuable indigenous sector. I am thoroughly
looking forward to meeting and gaining insights from as many of
our stakeholders as possible in the next few months.
Up to his appointment, Mr. OToole chaired the Beef Working
Group of the Sustainable Agriculture Initiative Platform and the
International Meat Secretariats Beef Committee. He is a Board
Member of the Irish National Accreditation Board (INAB).
OToole holds a Masters Degree in Agricultural Science
from University College Dublin. He has completed a number of professional
development programmes at Ashridge Business School, Cranfield University
and Michael Smurfit Graduate School of Business.