Seamus Walsh Biography

Shay Walsh is Managing Director of BT Ireland, one of the country’s leading communications services companies which employs more than 650 employees and whose services underpin the operations of mid-to-large sized organisations in every sector in Ireland.  Shay, a 23-year veteran of the BT business, was appointed to the role in October 2015.

Shay joined Esat Telecom as an engineer in 1995, and following BT’s acquisition of the company in 2000, he progressed to hold several leadership roles within the business including Director of Network Services, Managing Director of Wholesale, and Managing Director of Business Sales across the island of Ireland.

Prior to joining BT, Shay held positions at ESB, Galileo and Dataport.

Shay holds an honours degree in Electronic Engineering from Dublin City University (DCU) and an MBA from the Smurfit Business School at University College Dublin (UCD).  He is on the Board of Young Scientist Ltd and the Governing Authority of DCU.  Based in Castleknock, Dublin, he is married to the actress Eunice McMenamin and has three children. Shay is a passionate Dublin GAA football supporter, rugby fan and cyclist.