Mary Ann Callahan is market infrastructure advisor to Paxos, a financial technology company that is introducing Bankchain, a post-trade settlement solution for gold bullion in partnership with Euroclear, as well as other innovative securities settlement services. Previously, she was a managing director at DTCC, with more than 25 years in global relations and development in New York and London. She currently represents Paxos on two Federal Reserve payment task forces and is affiliated with Global Markets Advisory Group. Her experience also includes work as an expert advisor to the International Monetary Fund in Africa and on a World Bank expert working group.
A third-generation Irish American, Mary Ann earned a B.A. at Manhattanville College and an M.B.A. in finance at NYU’s Stern School of Business. Her maternal grandfather, whose parents emigrated from Dublin, served with the Fighting 69th during WWI. During her childhood, her grandfather marched each year with his Irish-heritage regiment at the front of New York’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade. Her paternal great-grandparents hailed from Mayo, where she recently reconnected with and visited a second-cousin who lives in their original home in Drunganagh. She and her partner, Peter Kennedy, also enjoy spending time with his family in Glenties, Co. Donegal.
Regularly in touch with Invest Northern Ireland’s U.S. team, Mary Ann is also a supporter of International Center in New York and the Patrick MacGill Summer School in Glenties.