Mark O’Connell is CEO and founder of OCO Global, one of the leading advisory firms in trade and investment with 140 staff and offices in the US, Lat-Am, Europe, Middle East, and Asia.
Prior to establishing OCO Global in 2001, Mark previously worked for the Irish Government Export Agency, Enterprise Ireland and for PwC consulting division. Mark has over 30 years of experience working extensively in trade promotion and foreign investment attraction in Europe, Asia and North America and has cultivated in-depth networks, and knowledge of doing business in these areas.
Mark has advised hundreds of exporters on market entry, expansion and diversification as well as supported corporate location, incentives, and business relocations. Mark also advises Government agencies such as UK Department of International Trade, Business France, Select USA and JETRO Japan and numerous US States on trade and investment strategies. Mark and OCO Global regularly publish thought leadership and insight papers on issues affecting global trade and investment.
Mark is also regularly cited as an international trade and FDI expert in leading publications such as the Economist, Wall St Journal and Financial Times and is a former board member of the International Economic Development Council.