Kelly O’Dea (USA) – Chairman Emeritus
Kelly is Chairman of AllianceHPL Worldwide, a global strategic advice and applied innovation firm. Described in a Harvard Business School case as “a global marketing pioneer, business builder and change leader”, Kelly is a business strategy and marketing innovator with a track record that crosses virtually all market categories and over 50 countries worldwide. Kelly has advised top management clients in such companies as IBM, Microsoft, Shell, Samsung, Boeing, Compaq, Ford, Fujitsu, AT&T, PepsiCo, Kraft and Unilever. His resume includes: President – Foote, Cone and Belding Worldwide (NYSE: IPG); Vice Chairman/Global Operations – Bozell Worldwide; President – Worldwide Client Services, Ogilvy & Mather (NASDAQ: WPPGY). He also serves as board director or senior advisor for several corporations across numerous market categories. Educated in the USA and Europe, he received a Global MBA with Distinction from the Thunderbird Graduate School of Global Management and a BA (Political Science, International Relations) from the University of Portland. He has been a board director and trustee of both schools and board chairman at Thunderbird. Kelly has been actively involved with Outward Bound for 30 years as a board chairman, board director, marketing advisor and host of several Outward Bound expeditions around the world. He served as Chairman of Outward Bound International from 2003 – 2009. During that time he created the successful “Global Leaders for Tomorrow” program which served as the inspiration and model for the Outward Bound Center for PeaceBuilding.