Shay Walsh

Managing Director, BT Ireland

Shay Walsh is Managing Director of BT Ireland, responsible for business and wholesale sales, network operations and the company’s data centre infrastructure in the Republic of Ireland. Shay, a 20-year veteran of the BT business, was appointed to the role in October 2015.

Shay joined Esat Telecom as an engineer in 1995, and following BT’s acquisition of the company in 2000, held several leadership roles within the business. In 2000, he became Director of Network Services, responsible for the design, build and operation of all voice, data, IP and transmission networks, and one year later, took on European responsibilities as Head of Network Operations for BT Global Services.

In 2011, Shay assumed the role of Managing Director of Business Sales, an all-island sales division with a turnover of £368 million, covering major accounts, enterprise, government and SME.

Prior to joining BT, Shay held positions at ESB, Galileo and Dataport. Shay holds an honours degree in Electronic Engineering from DCU, and is an MBA graduate from the Smurfit Business School at UCD