Leonora O’Brien is a pharmacist and technology entrepreneur. Her focus is on scaling impact businesses across international markets. Leonora founded Pharmapod a company that developed a global software platform to reduce medication errors and deliver safe effective clinical services for patients worldwide. With Leonora as CEO, Pharmapod was widely adopted across over 10,000 pharmacies and Long-Term Care facilities by corporate clients such as Pillpack by Amazon in the US, CareRx in Canada as well as independent pharmacies and Pharmacy regulators. Pharmapod launched in multiple international markets including US, Australia, UK and Ireland securing over 65% of the Canadian market.
Leonora has served on a number of boards, including the Technology Ireland Board, and was a member of Council for the Dublin Chamber of Commerce. In 2021 Pharmapod was acquired by Think Research in Canada and Leonora is now pursuing other business interests. Leonora is an ambassador for women in business and STEM and is the current Jury President of the European region for the Cartier Women’s Initiative Awards. She has won numerous awards for business, pharmacy practice and innovation, including WMB Woman in Technology Award, Business of the Year Award (Irish Women’s awards), and the Tatler Woman of the Year Award for Entrepreneurship.