Oliver Kelly is Vice President of Global Accounts for Kerry Group’s Ingredients and Flavours, EMEA Division. Oliver has more than 20 years’ experience in the FMCG industry working across numerous areas of the food and beverage portfolio and high end customer relationship management and development.
The holder of an Agricultural Science Degree from UCD, Oliver joined the Kerry Group as a graduate in 1991. Between 1991 and 1993 Oliver held sales and managerial positions including Sales Manager for the Rd Meat Business for Ireland.
In 1994 Oliver relocated and was promoted to Sales Manager for the Red Meat business in the United Kingdom a position which he held until 1997 when he transferred to the Ingredients and Flavours side of the business to take up the role of Sales Manager for the Bakery division.
During 1998 Oliver was again promoted and took on the role of Director of Sales – Bakery for the UK and Ireland, a position he held for two years. In 2000 Oliver’s leadership talents were again recognised as he was appointed as General Manager for the Sweet and Cereal business. During his time in the role Oliver worked with many well-known names and brands to increase and enhance their relationships with the Kerry Group.
In 2008 Kerry expanded Oliver’s role to encompass end use markets across EMEA. A mix of specialist knowledge, management capability, relationship building capability and sales savvy saw him increase many of the relationship Kerry had in the region.
Currently Oliver’s role as Vice President for Global Accounts sees him working across many of Kerry’s business relationships to drive business opportunities and develop improved relationships across the global customer base. Oliver regularly deals with many of the biggest global names in the food and beverage industry promoting Kerry’s depth and breadth of technologies with the goal of enhancing mutually beneficial relationships.