Edward W. Kelley
CEO & Chairman, Edward W. Kelley & Partners Ltd
Edward Kelley is recognized internationally as a leader in the executive search industry with more than 30 years of experience in consulting and executive search. He was nominated in 2008 by Business Week as one of the world’s 50 most influential global headhunters. In 2006, he founded Edward W. Kelley & Partners Ltd which undertakes executive search, executive coaching and board consulting. From 1999 to 2005, he consulted with global companies on human capital issues related to restructurings due to market conditions. One client was a major European financial institution where he advised them on restructuring their board and executive committee following a major merger. Earlier, he worked with Korn/Ferry for 15 years, most recently as President for Europe, and served on its Board of Directors. While there, he was responsible for taking the firm into the emerging markets of Eastern Europe, Russia, Turkey, the Middle East and India. Before Korn/Ferry, Mr. Kelley served as an International Partner with Booz Allen Hamilton (now Booz & Co.), working and living in several locations in Europe, the Middle East and Asia. He has spent most of his professional career outside the US. He has served on the board of companies in the UK, Italy, the Middle East, Australia and Hong Kong.