Ahead of the Game:
Michael J. Dowling

2013 BUSINESS 100 KEYNOTE INTERVIEW Michael J. Dowling’s winning spirit, unbreakable determination, and willingness to take risks have propelled him forward and inspired and motivated those around him. There’s a story that Michael J. Dowling, president and CEO of North Shore-LIJ Health System, sometimes returns to. The eldest of five children growing up in the rural village of Knockaderry in...

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The First Word:
Making a Difference

This magazine was created to bring you the stories of our people. And, as is often the case, the best stories are those where the mind and will win out over circumstances. One such story is of Michael Dowling, a man born into poverty whose commitment, focus and extraordinary hard work have brought him to the top in the health care field. The narrative of Dowling’s life raises the question, why...


2013 Irish America
Business 100

Now in its 28th year, the Irish America Business 100 celebrates the phenomenal success of the Irish in corporate America. The executives profiled represent some of the most influential and innovative corporations in the world, in sectors ranging from technology to film, from social media to insurance, from advertising to automobiles. From those who were born in Ireland to those who feel strongly...

Ciarán Murray CEO of ICON

ICON of Ireland

Founded in Dublin by two Irish doctors in 1990, the clinical research organization ICON plc is the global Irish success story you’ve probably never heard of. ICON is one of the biggest Irish success stories you’ve likely never heard of. A clinical research organization (CRO), the company works largely behind the scenes. ICON partners with pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and medical device...

The cover of Forbes 2013 Worlds Richest Billionaires issue.

Five Irish Make Forbes Billionaire List

According to the annual Forbes Billionaires’ Circle list, which ranks in order the world’s most richest people, five of the 1,426 billionaires in the world are Irish. The richest man in Ireland is the construction mogul Pallonji Mistry, ranked 103, with $10.5 billion. Formerly chairman of the India-based behemoth Shapoorji Pallonji Group, Mistry officially handed over the role to his...