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Declan Kelly

Chairman, CEO and Co-Founder

Declan Kelly heads Teneo's operations globally across 12 operating divisions. He advises several of the world's leading corporations, being recognized particularly for crisis management experience.  Prior to Teneo, Mr. Kelly was Economic Envoy to Northern Ireland at the U.S. State Department, helping bring significant investment to the region from U.S. corporations.

Prior to government service, Mr. Kelly was Executive VP and Chief Integration Officer of FTI Consulting, responsible for operational integration of the company in over 20 countries. He oversaw corporate strategy, global business development, global client management and marketing and communications. Earlier, he was Chairman/CEO of Financial Dynamics (United States) and Chairman of Financial Dynamics (Ireland) having sold his public relations company to FD in 2000. Mr. Kelly previously worked as a journalist for more than a decade.

Mr. Kelly is a graduate of The National University of Ireland and received an honorary doctorate from Queen's University, Belfast.  He is recipient of the American Irish Historical Society's prestigious gold medal and helped create the Northern Ireland Mentorship Program.