9 Nov 2020
gteic network of digital & innovation hubs continues forging links worldwide for the benefit of a digital ecosystem in the region
Picture by Údarás na Gaeltachta.
Donegal Digital partner Údarás na Gaeltachta has announced that the European consultancy firm Pangea is to establish its operational hub for Finance, Humans Resources and Operations in the Donegal Gaeltacht, where it will create 10 new jobs in coming years as it establishes its Irish presence.
The gteic network of digital & innovation hubs continues forging links worldwide through companies that have set up and relocated in the region thanks to the support of Údarás na Gaeltachta and IDA Ireland (both Donegal Digital partners), among other agencies.
Pangea have made the decision to establish this strategic presence in Donegal due to the talent available in the region and the value they see in the partnership with Údarás na Gaeltachta and the local community. The company has chosen to establish an operations hub in gteic@Gaoth Dobhair, post COVID-19 lockdown, and recruitment has already commenced in recent weeks. 10 new jobs will be created in the Donegal Gaeltacht in the administration side of the company initially from which their global network of business consultants will be managed. Pangea provide their services to a range of clients from large enterprises to start-ups across Financial Services, Life Sciences and other fast-growing sectors.
On the one hand, welcoming the announcement the Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media, Catherine Martin, T.D., said: “I am delighted that Údarás na Gaeltachta is announcing the establishment of a new strategic operations hub for Pangea in the Donegal Gaeltacht. I congratulate Rita Boyle and Marc Baumgartner of Pangea on choosing Ireland and Donegal as a platform from which their company will continue to prosper and provide valuable employment.”
On the other hand, Anna Ní Ghallachair, Chairperson of the Board of Údarás na Gaeltachta, stated on behalf of the Board: “It is very encouraging for the board of Údarás na Gaeltachta to see innovative and modern projects being set up in Ireland’s Gaeltacht areas where a skilled workforce will provide companies with the growth and expansion opportunities that they require." Furthermore, making the announcement Mícheál Ó hÉanaigh, Údarás na Gaeltachta Chief Executive Officer, added: “Údarás na Gaeltachta is delighted to welcome global tech business experts Pangea ‘home’ to the Donegal Gaeltacht and look forward to forging a longlasting partnership with the company as it expands and grows over the coming years. Irelands Gaeltacht Areas have the potential to provide businesses of all types with a perfect base from which to be connected with the world while enjoying world class worklife balance for their employees."
Currently headquartered in Geneva with offices throughout Europe, the UK and the US, Pangea is a fast-growing company whose business model is to partner with tech companies to accelerate their global expansion. Using their extensive experience drawn from some of the world’s best technology companies, along with a history of successfully growing businesses internationally, Pangea are currently working with some of the most impressive companies in enterprise technology.
Pangea COO and co-founder Rita Boyle also spoke of the expansion and announcement of 10 new positions: “We are incredibly excited to be expanding our operations to the Donegal Gaeltacht and wish to thank Údarás na Gaeltachta and the IDA for their unwavering support and assistance in creating this opportunity for Pangea. We see the talent in the region and the ability to create a long term, strategic presence in Donegal as a competitive differentiator for us. We’re working with some of the most innovative and fast growing technology companies in the world and we believe that the Irish warmth, professionalism and general talent will connect very well with our clients.”
Picture by Údarás na Gaeltachta.