Bank of Ireland has appointed Mark Glennon as agri development manager on its Business Banking Sectors team, where he will support the bank’s growth strategy across the midlands, west and northwest in the country’s largest indigenous industry.
Mr Glennon will advise both existing and potential customers on the benefits of taking out a Bank of Ireland agri-loan, and brings a vast amount of experience to his new role in the agri sector team. He will also be focused on advising existing Bank of Ireland agri customers on ways to develop their businesses, as the sector moves into a transitional era of potential food shortages with increasing environmental and political pressures.
The Killucan man joins Bank of Ireland from AIB, where he worked as a regional agri advisor, leading a range of credit assessments throughout primary agriculture sectors. In his new role, he will draw on vast commercial experience in order to complete technical analysis of individual farms’ KPIs, as well as providing insights and training to internal colleagues. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in animal and crop production from UCD and a professional diploma in financial advice from Institute of Bankers.
“We are delighted to appoint Mark to this important role within our agri sector team,” said Eoin Lowry, head of agri sector with Bank of Ireland. “Mark’s knowledge of the agriculture industry, and longstanding direct experience of working in this area, enables him to act as a trusted adviser to Irish farmers and agriculture business owners. We look forward to Mark advising new agri-businesses on how they can achieve their aims by availing of one of Bank of Ireland’s suite of tailored agri loans, as well as supporting existing customers with their growth ambitions.”