29th January 2021 – Eamonn Crowley, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Permanent TSB, has been appointed President of Banking & Payments Federation Ireland (BPFI). His Presidency of the industry representative body is effective immediately.
Eamonn joined Permanent TSB as Chief Financial Officer and Executive Director in March, 2017 and was appointed CEO in June 2020. Before joining Permanent TSB Eamonn held a number of senior executive roles including; Chief Financial Officer of Bank Santander Poland and Chief Operating Officer of AIB’s Central and Eastern Europe Division. He is a fellow of the Chartered Association of Certified Accountants, a member of the Association of Corporate Treasurers and holds a MBA from University College Dublin.
Speaking on his appointment Eamonn Crowley said: “I am delighted to be appointed President of Banking & Payments Federation Ireland. The breadth of the industry and the range of services it provides brings with it many responsibilities to a wide range of customers and stakeholders. A key priority during my Presidency will be the critical role that banks play in wider society, particularly in the areas of Sustainability and Social Responsibility. I am also acutely aware of the support that the industry will need to continue to provide to thousands of customers, from individuals to SMEs, through the Covid-19 pandemic and the follow-on phase of economic rebuilding and recovery.
He continued: “As BPFI President, I will be very much focused on promoting and facilitating collaboration across the industry for the better of all our customers and wider society. We have made significant progress this year in responding quickly with customer supports in the face of a global pandemic and I am committed to building upon this non-competitive collaboration as we continue to evolve banking for the better of all of our customers.”
Concluding Mr. Crowley said: “BPFI plays a key role in advocating for the industry in the banking, payment and fintech space both in Ireland but also across the EU institutions where so many important decisions are taken. We rely on its leadership, facilitation and non-competitive collaboration to support us in renewing and rebuilding the sector for the future.’’
Note: Banking & Payments Federation Ireland is the voice of banking and payments in Ireland, representing over 70 member institutions and associates, including licensed domestic and foreign banks and institutions operating in the financial marketplace here.