Jim Rice

Chairman, Irish Manufacturer's Association

Mr. Rice is a Chartered Engineer and is currently Chairman of the Irish Manufacturer’s Association within Ibec, Ireland’s largest and most active business representation organisation. He brings more than 30 years of experience in the Irish technology sector to Host in Ireland, including 16 years as Country President of Schneider Electric Ireland, and as an Independent Chairman and Non-Executive Director of a number of Irish engineering and technology companies, and trade organisations. In 2015, Mr. Rice was knighted by the French government as a Chevalier de l’order National du Merit for his contribution to the bilateral trade between Ireland and France.