Geoghegan: The accidental banker

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An entrepreneur at heart, and with a stint as a girls’ dress shop owner already under his belt, the teenage Geoghegan had his sights set on pursuing a business degree at University College Dublin before a job offer as an HSBC trainee manager threw him off course. Ever the opportunist, Geoghegan imagined his career in banking to be a short-term means by which to fund his next business venture. That his tenure in the industry has lasted the best part of four decades has surprised no one more than Geoghegan himself.