About Me

Father, husband, singer, songwriter, and communications professional; originally from Ireland; living and working in Switzerland.

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I was born in the town of Sligo in Ireland in 1977 and have since lived for varying periods in Ballinasloe, Gweedore, Greystones, Glasnevin, Limerick, Paris, Geneva, Amsterdam and, as of April 2013, the Vaudois village of Vich, halfway between Geneva and Lausanne.

I met Nadine in April 2002 in Paris and we got married in October 2009. Our son Robert was born in 2011 and his brother Declan was born in 2014.

My CV in brief

Professional Experience

September 2016 to date – Freelance Communications Consultant, THAT COMMS GUY

April 2014 to date – Head of Alumni Relations, International School of Geneva, Geneva

2011-2014 – Technical Publications, Events and Liaisons, European Broadcasting Union, Geneva

2009 to 2011- Communications and Membership Manager, EAZA, Amsterdam

2008-2009 – Acting Executive Director, DVB Project, Geneva

2004-2009 – Marketing and Communications Executive, DVB Project, Geneva

1999-2002 – Production Coordinator with RTE Lyric FM, Limerick

Education

1994-1997 – BA in Communication Studies, Dublin City University

1997-1998 – MSc in Science Communication, Dublin City University

2000-2001 – Graduate Diploma in the Arts and Sciences of Broadcasting, IAB, Montreux

The Important Stuff

I love listening to and performing music. For over twenty years now I’ve been singing in bars and at events in Ireland and around Europe, something I still do as much as possible. I’m rarely happier than when I’m singing songs I love to people that want to hear them.

Through my professional experience I’ve developed a real interest in finding the most effective and efficient ways to exchange ideas and information. Most of my career has been spent working for international membership-based associations, so I’ve had lots of opportunities to find the best ways to connect people with information and vice-versa and to engage communities. I have always believed that honest and open communication is the basis of all successful relationships, whether professional, social or personal.

I also love to read, to meet and talk with interesting and inspiring people, to travel, and to live this one short life that we’ve been given to the full. I do what I can to live in a sustainable way and hope, by example, to inspire others to do likewise.

In case you were wondering, Eoghan is pronounced like “Owen”.

You can reach me by email at mail[at]eoghan.ch