Business 100 - 2008

Kelly, Declan

Declan Kelly/FD-US

In his role as President and CEO of FD/US, Declan Kelly oversees the company’s operations in New York, Boston, Chicago, San Francisco and Washington, D.C. Declan is a senior advisor to several multi-national corporations, governments and representative organizations.  He specializes in crisis management assignments and corporate communications and has extensive international M&A experience both in the U.S. and in Europe. He is also chairman of FD Ireland, a business he founded.

Declan received the 2005 Alumni Award for Business and Commerce from the National University of Ireland, Galway. He is also a member of the Advisory Board of Glucksman Ireland House at New York University.

He sits on the board of directors of The American Ireland Fund and  Cooperation Ireland. Born and reared just outside Nenagh, County Tipperary, Kelly is married to Julia and lives in Manhattan. In September 2006, Financial Dynamics was acquired by the business consulting firm FTI for $260 million.