Keith Kelly is a seasoned finance executive who has built a reputation for his extensive experience and strategic approach to finance. He has spent his career leading significant corporate strategy development programs and dealing with corporate reporting, planning, financing, and capital structuring initiatives, which form the backbone of any business.
Before branching out on his own, Keith has held noteworthy positions at several major firms. He has worked with global giants like PwC, IPL, and Ardagh Group, where he was responsible for complex acquisitions, divestments, and spin-out transactions, among other crucial duties. These roles allowed him to apply and hone his strong communication, analytical, negotiation, and management skills.
Currently, Keith serves as the Principal of his own firm, IC&E Business Consultancy & Advisory, which he established in August 2021. The firm has quickly become a go-to for strategic consulting, governance, business transformation, and corporate structuring advisory services. Furthermore, the firm specializes in providing support for mergers and acquisitions, business divestment, and shareholder return transactions.
Previously, at Ardagh Group, Keith held the position of Controller & Chief Accounting Officer, and at IPL, Inc., he served as the Chief Financial Officer. His role as Group Financial Controller at One51 plc and Senior Manager at PwC also played significant parts in shaping his expertise and broadening his understanding of the financial industry.
Keith’s educational background is equally impressive. He obtained an MBA from University College Dublin and a BAAF from Dublin City University. Currently, he is broadening his skills by pursuing a Professional Diploma in Corporate Governance. He is a passionate finance leader, endorsed for his skills in strategic planning, business strategy, business analysis, M&A, business transformation, corporate finance, financial planning, financial markets, and financial analysis.
Throughout his career, Keith has emphasized achieving positive outcomes for all stakeholders while doing so with integrity, courage, and empathy. His relentless focus on these goals is evident in his work, making him an invaluable asset in the financial sector.