Business 100 - 2012

Declan Kelly/Teneo Holdings

Declan Kelly is CEO of Teneo. Previously, he served as the U.S. Economic Envoy to Northern Ireland, appointed by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in September 2009.

Prior to his government service, he was executive vice president and chief integration officer of FTI Consulting, one of the world’s leading international consulting companies. Before joining FTI, he was chairman and CEO of Financial Dynamics (FD) in the U.S. and chairman of FD in Ireland. He joined FD when he sold his company, Gallagher and Kelly Public Relations, to FD in 2000.

Declan, who is from Nenagh, Co. Tipperary, previously worked as a journalist for over a decade. A graduate of NUI Galway, he also holds an honorary doctorate from Queen’s University Belfast in recognition of his service to business and the economy of Northern Ireland.

He created and continues to underwrite and oversee the Northern Ireland Mentorship Program in partnership with the American Ireland Fund, on whose executive board he serves. In 2012, he was awarded the Ellis Island Medal of Honor.