Pangea Group to Establish Strategic Operations Hub in the Donegal Gaeltacht

12th November 2020

Posted In: FYI

Údarás na Gaeltachta has announced that European consultancy firm, Pangea is to establish its operational hub for Finance, Humans Resources and Operations in the Donegal Gaeltacht, where it will create 10 new jobs in coming years as it establishes its Irish presence.

Founded by Rita Boyle (pictured) and Marc Baumgartner, Pangea is a growth platform, partnering with the world’s most ambitious tech firms to enable them to scale their go-to-market faster and smarter. Their clients range from large enterprises to start-ups across Financial Services, Life Sciences and other fast-growing sectors. Rita is a native of Ailt an Chorráin (Burtonport) in west Donegal.

Currently headquartered in Geneva with offices throughout Europe, the UK and the US, Pangea have made the decision to establish this strategic presence in Donegal due to the talent available in the region and the value they see in the partnership with Údarás na Gaeltachta and the local community. Recruitment has already commenced in recent weeks as they establish their operations hub in gteic@Gaoth Dobhair, post COVID-19 lockdown. The new jobs will be created in the administration side of the company initially from which their global network of business consultants will be managed.

Welcoming the announcement the Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media, Catherine Martin, T.D., said “I am delighted that Údarás na Gaeltachta is announcing the establishment of a new strategic operations hub for Pangea in the Donegal Gaeltacht. I congratulate Rita Boyle and Marc Baumgartner of Pangea on choosing Ireland and Donegal as a platform from which their company will continue to prosper and provide valuable employment.”

Pangea COO and co-founder Rita Boyle spoke of the expansion and announcement of the new positions:  “We are incredibly excited to be expanding our operations to the Donegal Gaeltacht and wish to thank Údarás na Gaeltachta and the IDA for their unwavering support and assistance in creating this opportunity for Pangea.

We see the talent in the region and the ability to create a long term, strategic presence in Donegal as a competitive differentiator for us.

We’re working with some of the most innovative and fast growing technology companies in the world and we believe that the Irish warmth, professionalism and general talent will connect very well with our clients.”

Anna Ní Ghallachair, Chairperson of the Board of Údarás na Gaeltachta stated on behalf of the Board: “Pangea’s decision shows that the technology offering, availability of talent and attractive work life balance in the Gaeltacht resonates with overseas investors and Ireland’s value proposition and our agile and adaptable business environment remains intact despite the unprecedented challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic.”