Paul Sweetman appointed as American Chamber of Commerce Ireland CEO


The American Chamber of Commerce Ireland (AmCham) has announced the appointment of Paul Sweetman as incoming CEO.

Mr Sweetman’s most recent role was Managing Partner of the public affairs consultancy Instinctif Partners. He previously held a number of senior leadership roles with Ibec including Director of Financial Services Ireland, Director of Technology Ireland, Head of Transport & Public-Private Partnership Policy and, Environment Policy Executive.

Mr Sweetman has served as a board member of Digital Europe, Fastrack into IT (FIT), Gaisce - The President’s Award and the Data Governance Board for Ireland’s Public Service.

A graduate of UCD and Virginia Tech, USA, Paul also holds a Certificate in ESG from UC Berkeley Law and has completed leadership programmes at TU Dublin and Oxford University.

Speaking at the announcement of his appointment, AmCham’s President Elaine Murphy said:

“We are delighted to appoint someone with the breadth and depth of experience and leadership that Paul possesses. Over the course of his career to date he has developed a deep understanding of the US multinational sector in Ireland, a track record of impactful advocacy at the most senior level and a strategic awareness of how to lead business membership organisations. Our Board, Team and membership greatly look forward to Paul leading AmCham on its next phase of growth and innovation.”

Speaking about his appointment Paul Sweetman said:

“I am both honoured and excited to be appointed as AmCham CEO. AmCham is recognised as Ireland’s leading international business representative organisation. I greatly look forward to working with our 2024 President, Elaine Murphy, our Board and the AmCham Team to bring AmCham to the next level as a world class membership organisation and support our global-leading membership across Ireland”.

Mr Sweetman succeeds Mark Redmond who departs as AmCham CEO at the end of March after ten years in the role.