Mr. Dermot F. Desmond is an Independent Non-Executive Director at Celtic Plc, a Chairman & Founder at IIU Asset Strategies Ltd., a Founder at International Investment & Underwriting Ltd.(Private Equity) and a Chairman at Intuition Publishing Ltd.
He is on the Board of Directors at Rietumu Banka AS and Celtic Plc.
Prior to founding IIU in 1995, he established a number of software companies serving the financial services sector. Before setting up his own company in 1981, he worked for Citibank, the Investment Bank of Ireland and as a banking consultant for Price Waterhouse Coopers in Afghanistan.
He founded NCB in 1981 and grew the business to become Ireland's largest independent stockbroker. In 1994 he sold NCB to the National Westminster Bank (now The Royal Bank of Scotland).
He was the original promoter of the IFSC, which now has 400 companies operating in Dublin's docklands.
He is a Board member of several companies, charities and educational bodies.
He is also a trustee of the Chester Beatty Library.