Brian O'Connor

Chair, ECHAlliance

Speaker Bio

Born in Belfast, Northern Ireland, Brian has developed his career as a consultant, manager and investor. He has worked and lived in the UK, US and Hong Kong and has significant experience as a company director in a variety of sectors.He also acts as a Corporate Doctor ,to help troubled companies emerge from financial or other difficulties and has founded  some thirty six start ups ,especially in the Health sector.As normal some didn’t work ,some did ok, others he built and exited through a trade sale and others he listed on Stock Exchanges.


He is currently providing strategic advice to Governments, International organizations and companies on the challenges facing healthcare in general and specifically on the Connected Health opportunity. He created the ECHAlliance, a not for profit organisation which connects Governments, Industry,Research Institutes, Health Services, Patient Groups etc through a Global Network of Ecosystems.This has grown globally and is having a positive impact on citizens lives.


He is Chair and a Shareholder in a number of innovative companies and continues to invest in start ups.


He doesn’t have time for much else