Cormac Lynch

Internal Advisor

Cormac joined Aquila as its interim CEO from March 2020 to January 2021. Cormac has an engineering, finance, and start-up background. After gaining an MSc from Imperial College, London, he worked as a Petroleum engineer in the North Sea for several years. He gained an MBA from Stanford’s Graduate School of Business in the early ’90s and followed that with a successful career in investment banking, working in New York and London with Goldman Sachs and other ‘Bulge-bracket’ firms, helping companies raise equity and debt financing and carrying out M&A transactions. He ran a Russian Investment bank in Moscow for several years before returning to Ireland where he set up Camara Education, an award-winning social enterprise that uses technology to improve education in marginalized communities around the world. Today Camara has operations in the UK, Ireland and across six African countries where it has put in e-learning centre in some 12,000 schools. Cormac also initiated a consumer electronics company, Cong Engineering that worked with Chinese partners to develop the next stage TWS earphone devices.