Liam Ryan

Managing director, SAP Labs Ireland

Liam Ryan joined SAP in 1999 as manager for the remote service delivery team in active global support. A year later, he was appointed to the role of managing director of SAP’s Service and Support Centre in Ireland. Since then, he has overseen the growth of SAP’s operations in Ireland, where the workforce has grown to more than 2,000 employees, working across 30 lines of business in Dublin and Galway.

Ryan began his career working for Siemens in Amberg and Softlab in Munich. On his return to Ireland, he worked as an automation engineer with APV and as an engineering manager for Motorola, before joining SAP.

He currently serves on the Export Trade Council and the National Skills Council.

Ryan holds a bachelor’s degree in electronic engineering from Dublin Institute of Technology and Trinity College Dublin. He has three children with his wife Mary and, outside of family and work, he is a keen golfer.