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Barry O'Callaghan

Executive Chairman

AKLO Capital

Dublin, IE

AKLO Capital

Barry O'Callaghan
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Barry O'Callaghan’s Biography

Barry O’ Callaghan is an Irish financier who serves as Executive Chairman of AKLO Capital, his private investment vehicle. AKLO controls operating assets in the areas of international education, 3rd-Party Logistics & Fulfilment, Irish hospitality and commercial real estate. It also has investments in a broad range of sectors including IP and TV production, financial technology, agribusiness, retail and social enterprise. AKLO is headquartered in Dublin, Ireland.

Previously, Barry served as Chairman and CEO of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, a leading global education company and as CEO of its predecessor company, Riverdeep Interactive Learning. Barry remains the Chairman and CEO of Rise Global, the successor education company to HMH and a leading ELT company with operations in Asia and headquartered in Seoul, South Korea.

Prior to this, Barry was an M&A and Capital Markets banker at Morgan Stanley and latterly at Credit Suisse.

He graduated from Trinity College in Dublin with a Bachelor of Legal Science degree (LLB) in 1991.
Barry O’ Callaghan is an Irish financier who serves as Executive Chairman of AKLO Capital, his private investment vehicle. AKLO controls operating assets in the areas of international education, 3rd-Party Logistics & Fulfilment, Irish hospitality and commercial real estate. It also has investments in a broad range of sectors including IP and TV production, financial technology, agribusiness, retail and social enterprise. AKLO is headquartered in Dublin, Ireland.

Previously, Barry served as Chairman and CEO of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, a leading global education company and as CEO of its predecessor company, Riverdeep Interactive Learning. Barry remains the Chairman and CEO of Rise Global, the successor education company to HMH and a leading ELT company with operations in Asia and headquartered in Seoul, South Korea.

Prior to this, Barry was an M&A and Capital Markets banker at Morgan Stanley and latterly at Credit Suisse.

He graduated from Trinity College in Dublin with a Bachelor of Legal Science degree (LLB) in 1991.

Barry O'Callaghan’s Background

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AKLO Capital
Executive Chairman
Dublin, IE
AKLO Capital controls Barry's assets in global education, US 3PL & Fulfilment, Irish hospitality and commercial real estate.
 
Rise Global
Chairman and CEO
Dublin, IE
Rise Global is a leader in innovative education worldwide. Through its fresh approach to teaching English, the company has delivered amazing outcomes in English fluency and improved social and leadership skills. The firm has an international presence in Japan, Saudi Arabia, Vietnam, South Korea, China and Indonesia.
 
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Barry O'Callaghan’s Gallery

Other Business Interests

Cliff Group
Owner
Dublin, IE
Cliff Group is a capsule collection of unique venues, comprising the 5-star Cliff House Hotel, Cliff at Lyons, Cliff Beach House, Cliff Cottage, Urchin Bar and Adventures, Cliff Home, Cliff Lodge and Salmon Fishing beat.
 
Nord Anglia International School Dublin
Founder
Dublin, IE
Nord Anglia International School Dublin is Ireland’s first international school offering the International Baccalaureate curriculum to students from 4 to 18 years of age. Nord Anglia is regarded as one of the leading premium international educational organisations globally offering strong academic foundations, world-class teaching/curricula alongside cutting-edge technology and facilities.
 
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Media

Dream Escape: Holly Mackie talks to Barry O'Callaghan
Podcast
Holly Mackie of Dream Escape talks to Barry about Cliff, his Irish hospitality group.
 

Barry O'Callaghan’s Education

Trinity College, Dublin
Bachelor of Legal Science (LLB)