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Fujitsu Ireland CEO appointed as President of Engineers Ireland

Regina Moran, chartered engineer, becomes the third woman to hold the role in the institution’s 180 year history

Dublin, June 01, 2014

Regina Moran, CEO, Fujitsu Ireland has been appointed President of Engineers Ireland. She highlighted the convergence between engineering and technology, improvements in education, and women in technology as three primary themes she will address during her presidency.

Speaking at the inauguration, which took place in Engineers Ireland HQ in Dublin on Thursday, May 29, the new President expressed her goal to promote the integration between engineering and technology: “There is a collision between the physical and the digital world, which is creating many opportunities for all of us in the engineering and technology sectors. For example, you cannot design and build the Samuel Beckett Bridge without technology and you cannot design a smart phone application without engineering.”

In her speech, Regina also outlined her plans to visit schools across the country, promoting engineering to primary and post-primary students, in particular girls. She will work closely with the Engineers Ireland STEPS team to support the school’s outreach programme, which encourages students to explore the world of engineering and science.

In her role as Fujitsu Ireland CEO, Regina has spoken extensively on the need to encourage women to embrace the subjects of science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM): “Many secondary school students believe that STEM subjects are more suited to males than females. A lack of female role models and encouragement from parents and teachers contribute to these misperceptions and as an organisation, this is something we must change.”

Regina highlighted that despite these misconceptions there were positive signs of change recently: “2013’s Engineering Perspectives report gives us an insight into the evolving engineering profession in Ireland – on average, the ratio of men to women in engineering has been around 9:1. A fifth of all respondents in the survey were women and, of these, half were under the age of 35 years. This shows a very promising gender balance shift in the engineering landscape in Ireland. We must build on this and encourage young students, especially young women, to explore opportunities in engineering.”

Regina Moran, CEO, Fujitsu Ireland. Regina Moran, CEO, Fujitsu Ireland

About Engineers Ireland

Engineers Ireland is one of the largest representative bodies on the island of Ireland, with over 23,000 engineers. The membership incorporates all disciplines of the engineering profession in Ireland across industry, the public service, semi-state organisations and academic institutions.

About Fujitsu

Fujitsu is the leading Japanese information and communication technology (ICT) company offering a full range of technology products, solutions and services. Approximately 162,000 Fujitsu people support customers in more than 100 countries. We use our experience and the power of ICT to shape the future of society with our customers. Fujitsu Limited (TSE: 6702) reported consolidated revenues of 4.8 trillion yen (US$46 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2014. For more information, please see:

About Fujitsu Ireland Ltd

Fujitsu is a top five IT solutions provider employing 350 staff in Ireland. Fujitsu defines, designs, builds and operates innovative IT solutions, products and services, helping our customers to realise the benefits of the connected economy. In Ireland we offer a full portfolio of IT products, solutions and services. We concentrate on our core strengths, delivering customer focused IT applications, infrastructure development and management and outsourcing across end user, networking and data centre environments. These are supported by a full range of related services, from management and technology consulting, through to integration and deployment.

We work with our customers to identify potential opportunities for technological change in their industry. We then develop and deliver on an action plan to capitalise on these to their commercial advantage. Led by CEO, Regina Moran, the company attributes its success to its Japanese heritage of Lean computing and a methodology based on the concept of continuous service improvement combined with a focus on good technology. 

Fujitsu’s existing customer base includes the leading organisations in the public and private sector in Ireland, including Aviareto, Airtricity, Bord Gais Eireann, Dalkia, Dept of Defence, Dept of Transport, Dublin City Council, ESB, Irish Courts Service, Revenue Commissioners, Road Safety Authority, Telefonica Digital, Topaz, and University College Dublin.

About Regina Moran

In her role as CEO, Regina Moran leads a 350-strong team focussed on providing innovative ICT services to the public and private sector in the Irish marketplace. She is committed to bringing forward Fujitsu’s vision to create a Human Centric Intelligent

Society, where the power of ICT is used to harness knowledge and continually drive new value and support sustainable growth.

In line with this vision, Regina has spearheaded a business change programme in Ireland placing a firm focus on innovation, customer personalisation and commercialisation of R&D programmes in Big Data, eHealth and sensor technology to address future societal challenges.

Her personal philosophy also reflects these societal centric values and Regina is committed to advocating for Ireland on the world stage, redressing the skills gap, and promoting careers in ICT for women and students in line with a multiple pathway approach.

Having studied Engineering in Waterford and Cork, Regina began her career as an Electronics Engineer with Amdahl, a computer mainframe manufacturer, and was co-founder of the services and consulting group there. In 1997, she was co-founder of DMR Consulting Ireland where she held the role of Director of Operations responsible for Project Delivery. She considers her engineering background to being a key part of her success in business and innovation.

DMR Consulting became Fujitsu Consulting and subsequently merged with Fujitsu Services in April 2004, leading to Regina’s appointment as CEO in August 2006. In May 2009, following the merger of the three existing Fujitsu businesses in Ireland, Regina was appointed CEO of Fujitsu Ireland.

In keeping with the firm’s Japanese heritage, Regina is a firm believer in the eastern-influenced long-term view of business and its societal impacts, and feels Ireland can benefit from looking east as well as west. As well as supporting Fujitsu’s overall vision in an Irish context, Regina is committed to improving education and innovation in Ireland, through research initiatives with Universities and CSR initiatives with local schools with the primary goal of improving the skill sets of people in Ireland.

In addition to Fujitsu, Regina is a member of the board of the Irish Business Employers’ Confederation (IBEC), and a member of the Dublin City University governing authority. She is also a Fellow of the Institution of Engineers of Ireland (FIEI) and a Non-Executive Director of EirGrid.

Regina holds an MBA from Dublin City University, which she achieved with First Class Honours, coming first in her group. She was also awarded the ‘Sir Charles Harvey Award’ for outstanding contribution in her post-graduate studies. She is married with three children and is an enthusiastic Munster Rugby supporter, with trips to Thomond Park a regular family activity.

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Date: 01 June, 2014
City: Dublin