LBDC Talk with CEO of Facebook Ireland

LBDC  |  Lawyers’ Business Development Club |
London │Paris | Dublin | New York | Boston | San Francisco | Dubai
 Official Partner in London – Keltie LLP  |  Official Partner in Dublin – Boston College’s Global Leadership Institute   
Est’d London 2011


Photos | Our 48th Talk | LBDC Dublin 

Wednesday, 10 February 2016
The Stephen’s Green Hibernian Club, Dublin

Guest Speaker

Gareth Lambe

CEO of Facebook Ireland


sponsored by

Boston College’s Global Leadership Institute

Accolades for Gareth’s Talk

“It was a truly excellent and really refreshing talk. Gareth Lambe is very impressive but in a nice and understated way.”  

[Extract from an email sent to the LBDC from the Senior Partner from one of Ireland’s Top Commercial Law Firms]

The above is just one of the many accolades for Gareth’s Talk.  Gareth was an incredibly impressive speaker.  His Talk and presentation (videos and slides) were fascinating.  A very big thank you to Gareth for giving up his time to come speak to us at the LBDC | Lawyers’ Business Development Club |.

Twitter Reaction to Gareth’s Talk  




My thanks to Boston College’s Global Leadership Institute for sponsoring our exclusive event in Dublin’s stunning private members’ club: The Stephen’s Green Hibernian Club.  I was delighted Dr. Robert Mauro, founding Director of Boston College’s Global Leadership Institute joined us in Dublin for our special event.

Colin Carroll | Founder & CEO of the LBDC

Colin Carroll, Founder & CEO of the LBDC, welcoming guests to our 48th Talk in Dublin and introducing our guest speaker – Gareth Lambe, Head of Facebook Ireland.

Our Guests Networking before Gareth’s Talk

Gareth Lambe | Head of Facebook Ireland


Gareth Lambe is the Head of Facebook Ireland – responsible for the health and success of Facebook’s International Headquarters in Dublin, employing over 1,000 people.

Gareth started his career in brand marketing with Pernod Ricard, and was later part of the start-up team of In 2009 Gareth joined PayPal as Director of Merchant Operations EMEA, running a team of 300 people across Account Management, Business Support and Telesales. In his four years at Facebook Gareth has run the Advertising Operations function and latterly the Sales Planning and Operations team – driving the operations and strategy for Facebook’s sales organisation across EMEA.

Gareth is married with three young children and is a rugby fanatic.

The Friday Interview:  The Irish Times

You may be interested to read a recent interview Gareth Lambe gave to the Irish Times (9 October 2016).  The interview is on the link below.

Click here for Interview

The Global Leadership Institute


The Global Leadership Institute at Boston College offers dynamic programming for professionals looking to expand their areas of expertise and meet other like-minded individuals.

Through our custom designed and open enrollment programming, the Global Leadership Institute empowers you to reflect on your career, connect with influential leaders in the field, enhance your skills, and learn cutting edge techniques.

The Global Leadership Institute:  Dublin Campus 


Like EMC, Apple, Google, Facebook, Linkedin, Twitter and so many others, Boston College chose to make Dublin its European headquarters.

At our beautiful location on St. Stephen’s Green in the heart of Dublin, Boston College faculty offer the same high quality academic sessions our participants have come to expect in GLI programs.

Participants in GLI Europe programing will engage in short, weekend programs that are suited for the lives of busy professionals. This intensive program will ensure an efficient and educationally benefical experience.


We at the Global Leadership Institute are experts at designing custom programs to serve the needs of our students and partner organizations.

We closely follow trends in domestic and global social, political, and economic circumstances to identify ways in which we can help our participants achieve their professional goals. Working across a wide range of industries and businesses, we create engaging programs that connect our participants with leaders both in and out of the classroom.

Programs Types:

The Executive Course program list for 2015-2016 will be available shortly.

LBDC members will receive a discount on the above programs.  If you are interested in receiving the program list, please feel free to email:

Dr. Robert Mauro

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Dr. Robert M. Mauro is the founding director of the Global Leadership Institute (GLI). He is also the director of the Irish Institute at Boston College.  

As director of the GLI, Dr. Mauro is responsible for delivering certificate programs for executives at Boston College in Chestnut Hill and GLI offices in Dublin and Dubai.

Before coming to Boston College Dr. Mauro completed his PhD (The Practice of Ideology, 2009) in Political Science and undertook a post-doctoral research fellowship in the Institute for British-Irish Studies (IBIS) at University College Dublin (UCD).  While there he worked on a project, titled Breaking the Patterns of Conflict: The Irish State, the British Dimension, and the Northern Ireland Conflict, a comprehensive oral history of policy makers involved with Northern Ireland peace process from the Sunningdale Agreement to the St. Andrews Agreement.

Dr. Mauro has extensive experience in university administration and a deep interest in entrepreneurial practices, which he has deployed over the first year of the GLI’s operations.  During the past five years as director of the Irish Institute, Dr. Mauro designed and implemented professional education programs for developing and senior leaders in Ireland and Northern Ireland. These programs hosted over 600 participants from fields as diverse as business and innovation, policy, science and technology, and bureaucracy.

In addition to his work at Boston College, Dr. Mauro is active in ensuring that Boston College is well connected to the community.  He is past-President of Irish Network Boston, a Director of the Wild Geese Network of Irish Scientists, a board advisor to both The Frederick Douglass- Daniel O’Connell Project the Gaelic Players Association New England. Dr. Mauro received a “Top 40 Under 40” in Irish-America award in 2013; and in 2015 was named to the Top 100 Irish Academics list.

Upcoming Talks

Over the next few months, we will have some wonderful LBDC Talks taking place in:


San Francisco

If you would like to RSVP for any of our Talks please email me:

I look forward to hearing from you.



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Previous  LBDC  Guest Speaker


Previous  LBDC  Guest Speaker

Colin Carroll


LBDC  |  Lawyers’ Business Development Club |

London │ Dublin │ Dubai │ Boston │ New York | San Francisco
Est’d London 2011
Official Partners
London | Keltie LLP
Dublin | Global Leadership Institute at Boston College 

Contact  |   Colin on email:  colin[at]

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