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Portrait de Michael O'Leary
Birthday : 11/30/1960
Place of birth : Mullingar (Westmeath) - Ireland (Eire)
Public asset : 13,601 USD
Country of residence : Ireland (Eire)
Linked companies : Emis Group Plc - Epwin Group PLC

Summary 
Mr. Michael K. O'Leary is Non-Executive Chairman at EMIS Group Plc and Independent Non-Executive Director at Psion Holdings Ltd.

He is on the Board of Directors at Epwin Group Plc, Psion Holdings Ltd., Psion Teklogix (UK) Ltd., and Oxford United Football Club.

Mr. O'Leary was previously employed as Senior Independent Non-Executive Director by Headlam Group Plc, Chairman by Digital Healthcare Ltd., Chief Operating Officer by Misys Plc, Chief Executive Officer by Huon Corp. Ltd., Chief Executive Officer by Vertex Financial Services Holdings Ltd., Non-Executive Director by Stroud & Swindon Building Society, and Non-Executive Director by Ensco Plc.


Current positions of Michael O'Leary 
NameTitle Since
Emis Group Plc
(Advanced Medical Equipment & Technology)
Independent Non-Executive Chairman 2011
Epwin Group PLC
(Construction Supplies & Fixtures)
Independent Non-Executive Director 2015
Oxford United Football Club Director -


Holdings of Michael O'Leary 
NameEquities%Valuation
Emis Group Plc (EMIS)
Advanced Medical Equipment & Technology
1,0000.0016%12,660 USD
Epwin Group PLC (EPWN)
Construction Supplies & Fixtures
1,0000.0007%941 USD
Epwin Group PLC (EPWN)
Construction Supplies & Fixtures
1,0000.0007%941 USD


Michael O'Leary : Personal Network 


Biography of Michael O'Leary 
Michael O’Leary began his studies in a Catholic school, the Clongowes Wood College, and then at Trinity College in Dublin. He will come out without a diploma.

From 1984 to 1986 he was taw consultant at KPMG. In 1988 he became Tony Ryan’s financial advisor, co-founder with Christy Ryan and Liam Lonergan of Ryanair in 1985. At first time, it operates flights between Waterford, a town in south-eastern of Ireland, and London. The company expands quickly its offer with many flights intra Europe.

In the 1990s, Tony Ryan quitted the company’s direction and Michael O’Leary became deputy CEO in 1991 and CEO in 1994. He was responsible for restructuring the company in order to increase its earnings. He focused on a unique aircraft model, giving up the idea of business class and proposing very low prices.

In 1992, he went to Dallas to study the operation of Southwest Airlines. O’Leary transforms Ryanair from a small company in a first low cost’s group and third largest airline company in Europe (after Air France / KLM and Lufthansa). Ryanair’s headquarter is situated in Dublin.

The company had grown very quickly thanks to its business model of “low cost” and airline industry’s deregulation in Europe in 1997.

In 2001, Michael O’Leary was awarded as "European businessman of the Year" by Fortune magazine. Tony Ryan, founder of Ryanair, died in 2007 of pancreatic cancer.
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Anecdotes
He is keen on horse racing, agriculture and rugby. In 2004, he bought a taxi license for his Mercedes-Benz to use the bus lanes in Dublin in order to reduce his travel time.
Citations
"We need a recession. We have had 10 years of growth. A recession gets rid of crappy loss-making airlines and it means we can buy aircraft more cheaply."

"I'm probably just an obnoxious little bollocks. Who cares?"

"At the moment the ice is free, but if we could find a way of targeting a price on it, we would."

"For years flying has been the preserve of rich fuckers. Now everyone can afford to fly."


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Michael O'Leary : Connections 
Oxford Instruments Industrial Products Holdings Ltd.
Oxford Instruments X-Ray Technology, Inc.
Powermats Ltd.
Oxford Instruments Holdings Europe Ltd.
Epwin Secretaries Ltd.
Latium Building Products Holdings Ltd.
The Entrance Fire Door Co. Ltd.
Oxford Instruments OST Asset Co. LLC
Specialist Building Products Ltd.
Oxford Instruments Holdings 2013, Inc.
Crown Architectural Aluminium (UK) Ltd.
Oxford Instruments Holdings, Inc.


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