Martin Murphy, Managing Director, HP Ireland, is responsible for driving HP's business growth in the Irish market. Under his leadership, HP has experienced a strong and sustained commercial and financial performance and is now the largest IT and services provider in Ireland, employing 4,000 people across a range of operations.
In 2003, he successfully steered the Irish operation through the Compaq merger, one of the largest in the history of the State. In addition, Martin has spearheaded various global acquisitions locally, including the acquisition in 2008 of Electronic Data Systems, representing one of the biggest acquisitions ever made by a global ICT company.
More recently, Martin has been setting out the stall for HP as a key driver for innovation and job creation in the Irish economy. In March 2009, HP created 500 new jobs at its Corporate HQ in Leixlip, Co. Kildare as part of an €18 million investment in a multi-lingual support centre. This was followed in November with a further 50 jobs being created at HP’s Galway software development centre, which has been designated as a Centre of Expertise for Cloud Computing Services in product track, trace and authentication, placing it at the forefront of the development of new technologies, services and standards for cloud computing globally.
Martin also serves on the board of the Institute of Directors. He holds a BA.BAI (Hons) in Engineering and Maths, and a MSc in Electronic Engineering from Trinity College Dublin.