UL Foundation and UL’s Kemmy Business School welcomed AIB’s CEO Dr Colin Hunt for an insightful guest lecture on The Future of Finance.

AIB CEO Dr Colin Hunt addressed a group of students, distinguished visitors and UL faculty including UL’s President Kerstin Mey and the Business School’s Executive Dean, Finbarr Murphy on the topic of the Future of Finance.  

Dr Hunt laid out how much change had taken place in the ‘how’ of banking over the span of his career and predicted major changes for the European Banking system as it consolidated and learns how to finance the climate transition at speed and at scale. Student and staff questions ranged from the introduction of the digital euro to the need to finance new forms of technological change to changes in the world of work in finance, and the risks inherent in banking on a European scale.  

Commenting on the event, organised as part of the series of events commemorating UL@50, University of Limerick Foundation CEO Harvey Duthie said, “It is an honour to have AIB’s CEO here at UL to give our staff, students and visitors his unique perspective. UL has always been a place where thoughts about the future flourish. Dr Hunt’s talk is a great addition to that tradition.”

The Kemmy Business School’s Executive Dean, Professor Finbarr Murphy, said “Our new sustainability-focused strategy as a business school aligns with Dr Hunt’s vision for a greener, stronger AIB, and as I thank him deeply for his time and insights today, I look forward to working with Colin and his colleagues on future events and initiatives.”

Dr Hunt said “As a Munster man it is always wonderful to visit customers and colleagues in the region, and it is clear the Kemmy Business School is flourishing. I was particularly impressed with its students, thanks to all for the kind invite.”

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