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Joe Harford

Joe Harford

Managing Director, Joe Harford & Associates

Joe Harford

Joe Harford is a post graduate of TU Dublin and a fellow of the Irish Academy of Engineering, he held various technical and managerial positions with Bristol Myers Squibb, Newport Pharmaceuticals Ireland and president and chief executive of Astellas Ireland.


He was president of the pharmaceutical representative body (now BioPharmaChem Ireland), a member of the national executive of IBEC and chair of its energy committee.


He served as chairman of the ESRI, ISPE and NIBRT.


He has chaired government, state and higher education bodies such as the High Level Groups on Manufacturing and Green Enterprise, the Technologies Futures Group, the Fingal County Enterprise board, and the governance committee of the Synthesis and Solid State Pharmaceutical Centre at UL.


He was the recipient of the Pharma Leader award in 2019.