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Tue 12th Sep 2017
The Chief Executives’ Club at Queens presents ‘Navigating a World of Unprecedented Volatility’ with Declan Kelly, Chairman and CEO, Teneo Holdings
12 Sep 2017
September 12, 2017
The Chief Executives’ Club at Queen’s and the Queen’s Management School, are delighted to welcome Mr Declan Kelly, Chairman & CEO, Teneo to deliver its inaugural Annual Leadership Lecture. Mr Kelly will discuss the unprecedented global environment companies must navigate today as well as his work personally advising the CEOs of many of the world’s largest companies at Teneo. He will also reflect on his term as US Economic Envoy to Northern Ireland, appointed by then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in 2009.
About the Speaker – Mr Declan Kelly
An entrepreneur, Irish-American business executive, and philanthropist, Mr Kelly is widely known for his corporate problem solving skills, due to the impact he has had on the American corporate world.
His company, Teneo, provides services that span the range of strategic communications; government affairs, investment banking, cyber security and risk management, management consulting, investor relations, corporate governance, advisory and executive recruitment, amongst many others. The firm has nearly 700 employees and offices in 17 strategic markets around the world.
Before founding Teneo in 2011, Mr Kelly acted as US Economic Envoy to Northern Ireland after being appointed to the post in 2009 by then US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Today he advises several of the world’s most recognised CEO’s and leaders of the world’s largest companies.
Declan Kelly has been recognised on a number of occasions for business excellence and his work in the not-for-profit sector. These include, in 2012, the award of the Ellis Island Medal of Honor, presented to individuals of different ethnic backgrounds who distinguish themselves by their unique contributions to society in the United States. He was the youngest ever recipient of the American Irish Historical Society’s medal of honour in its 123-year history, joining other distinguished recipients such as President Ronald Reagan, Senator George Mitchell and current US Commerce Secretary Wilbur L. Ross. In 2011 he was awarded an honorary doctorate by Queen’s University.
Declan also founded the United States – Northern Ireland (US-NI) Mentorship Program in 2009. The programme is designed to offer recent graduates from Northern Ireland an opportunity to gain business and managerial experience in the U.S. in order to broaden perspectives and entrepreneurial flair. The goal is that these graduates will return with the skills to grow the Northern Irish economy. So far almost 100 students (including 39 from Queen’s), have participated in the programme, spending a year in the United States working in some of the world’s leading companies. Mr. Kelly continues to oversee and personally fund that programme to this day.
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