Darragh Kinsella

Head of Direct Projects

Darragh Kinsella is IDI’s Head of Direct Projects. Darragh is based in Abu Dhabi and is responsible for all IDI direct projects covering client engagement, contract management and financial planning.

Joining IDI in January 2011, Darragh has spent 10 years supporting the securing and delivery of IDI business in new markets, the last 6 years of which have focused on building IDI’s market presence and project portfolio in the GCC region.

Darragh possesses in-depth knowledge of the key economic development agencies in the GCC region, with a focus on government entities with mandates covering Foreign Direct Investment Attraction, Economic and Free Zone Management, SME and Export Development, and Science, Technology and Innovation.

Darragh was previously a member of IDI's Funded Projects division based in IDI headquarters in Dublin. During this time Darragh was involved in the contracting and delivery of large-scale technical assistance projects for a range of economic development agencies on behalf of the European Commission.

Darragh is a PRINCE2 Certified Practitioner and holds a M.Sc. in Project Management and B.A. in Business Studies. Darragh is also a certified member of the Institute of Management Consultants and Advisers.