Founder President

Louis P. F. Smith

The Founder president of the IIC- Professor Louis P. F. Smith is Emeritus Professor of Economics (International Trade) and was Economic and Banking Consultant of Allied Irish Banks, the largest bank in Ireland, to the National Farmers Association and other bodies. He was Chairman of the Irish Council of the European Movement and of the Irish Council for Overseas Students. He is author of Evolution of Agricultural Co-operation, Basil Blackwell, Oxford-1961, Elementary Economics (with Dr. Norton), U.C.D. Folens 1963, with various other articles in and books on socio-economic developments in Europe. Professor Smith's determination is to broaden economic and cultural relations between two countries.

Founder Chairman

F. G. Cassidy

The Founder Chairman of the IIC is Mr. F. G. Cassidy, Charted Accountant by profession and owner of an accountancy firm running its offices in Dublin and other major cities in the Ireland. Mr. Cassidy is a de


Patrick Dillon Malone

The Chairman of the IIC is Mr. Patrick Dillon Malone. His qualifications are in European Law. Patrick is fluent in German, French, Spanish and Italian. He is practicing Barrister since 1993.

Vice President (India)

Aparna Shukla

ice President (India) is Ms. Aparna Shukla, former Associate Professor of obstetrics in Cancer Hospital and Research Institute, Gwalior, M. P. India. Presently she is providing her services in the field of Maternal and Child Health to VHI. Ms. Shukla also worked for UNICEF in developing their modules in India. She has conducted and performed various stage shows . She is highly motivated in promotion and exchange of the culture between Ireland and India.


Prashant Shukla

Prashant Shukla is the CEO at the East West Commercial Enterprises Limited. EWCEL is bridging horizons for trade between Europe and Asia. Company has launched a range of smart technology products and services that ensures commercial success in energy, gas and water metering and data management. He also serves as the Honorary Director of the Ireland-India Council (IIC), it is quasi chamber of commerce to facilitate economic and commercial operations of its member companies and individuals between Ireland and India. Prior to East West Commercial Enterprises Limited Prashant worked in ABC Limited at executive level, ABC manufactures and distributes variety of health and food products in Ireland. In 20002 Prashant arrived in Ireland from India with over 8 years work experience in the field of public relations and projects management. Mr Prashant Shukla's qualifications are in International Law & Diplomacy, Developmental Studies, and Business Management. Prashant holds his primary degree in biological science, and a fellow of Salzburg Global Seminar. In 2007 Prashant is appointed in the Board of the Integration Centre of Ireland. It is an institution which monitors integration of the various communities in Ireland. He is also appointed in the Board of the PARTAS in 2008, which manage, develop and maintain enterprise centres for the entrepreneurs, to provide affordable real estate to the factories and companies in support of local enterprise and act as focal points for entrepreneurial training. In 2010 Ms Mary White TD, Minister for Equality, Human Rights, and Integration appointed Mr Shukla as a member of the Ministerial Council for Integration.

Board Member

Sailesh Burada

Mr. Sailesh Burada holds M.B.A degree and has extensive Consulting experience in New Business Development and Business Strategy. Prior to his Irish career, Sailesh has 10+ years of experience spanning the breadth and depth of Indian terrain with different industries and academic institutions. Since 2002, he has associated with IBM Ireland as a Business Analyst and living in Dublin.