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Amanda Zahringer

Chair, Board of Directors (UCIT Ireland)

Community Finance Ireland

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An international lawyer and law firm partner by design, with extensive experience of leading global deals, business transformations and organisational development strategies for high profile clients. Through executing complex mergers and acquisitions and creating trusted long standing relationships with my clients as their strategic advisor, I have gained unique business insights and exceptional commercial knowledge. My passion for business strategy, organisational development and transformation was initiated and fuelled by: - readying global organisations for sale or assessing their viability for purchase; and - devising innovative, strategic commercial advice to make deals successful for clients from the ‘go live’ date and far beyond. Through my C-suite level expertise, I empower companies to achieve and accelerate their business results quickly and sustainably. My rich 20 years of experience in 15+ countries, includes: central member of senior management teams and board member, legal acumen at the highest level (dual qualified law firm partner), business strategy and transformation, organisational development, culture, people / talent strategy, diversity and inclusion, leadership and learning and development. Combined, these pillars and my unique skill set empower organisations to perform, scale and excel, far beyond their perceived capabilities. In the wider business environment, I lead and contribute to various boards and diversity and inclusion and corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiatives. These include: - active member of 100 Women in Finance and the Fourth Floor; - American Chamber of Commerce Senior Executive Women in Global Organisations - interview panellist for Rethink Ireland (formerly the Social Innovation Fund); - PAS Board Member - establishment of Empowering Women in Business Series; - €1.2m Engage and Educate Fund; and - speaker at various global conferences to inspire and effect impactful change - Executive Leaders Network, Law Society, Women in Finance, various academic institutions.

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Chair, Board of Directors (UCIT Ireland) at Community Finance Ireland


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