John R Bowen is Principal and CEO of BowenConsult, which provides strategic consultancy and pragmatic general business growth advisory services to a number of companies in a variety of fields, serving on the boards of several as director or Chairman.
He has a Civil Engineering degree from UCC and an MBA from Warwick Business School. A Chartered Engineer in Ireland and UK, he is also a qualified negotiator and a Certified Mediator, specialising in the resolution of commercial disputes.
His career included consulting engineering and management consulting, before joining, in 1984, the Bowen Group. He became CEO in 1998, overseeing growth of the business from €30M to some €300M. He was a finalist in the EY Entrepreneur of the Year programme in 2004.
He is on the board of the National Museum of Ireland and is the Master Warden of the Company of Goldsmiths of Dublin which runs the Assay Office at Dublin Castle.