Darragh Kinsella

Head of Direct Projects

Darragh Kinsella is IDI’s Head of Direct Projects. Darragh is responsible for IDI’s government projects portfolio and has been based in the Middle East since 2014.

Joining IDI headquarters in Dublin in January 2011, Darragh has spent the last 10+ years supporting the securing and delivery of business in markets across Eastern Europe, the Middle East and sub-Saharan Africa. Within the GCC region, Darragh’s focus to date has been on the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Oman markets.

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.