John Egan


John is an economist, entrepreneur and thought leader focused on strategic innovation in finance. Previously, John founded and sold engineering and finance businesses, earning multiple entrepreneurship awards including Emerging Entrepreneur of the year and European Impact Entrepreneur of the Year. Prior to his current role at Anthemis, he was the Head of Innovation at Lafferty Group and preceding that he was the CEO of Swiss Network Technology firm Sandbox.

He currently sits on the University College Dublin Innovation Academy Board of Studies, whilst also being faculty at the International Academy of Retail Banking. He has authored or contributed to numerous books, white papers and reports on innovation theory, economics and the future of retail finance published by Harriman House, Gill & McMillan and Lafferty.


Lafferty Group
University College Dublin


Banking innovation
Innovation theory
Economic policy

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