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DiversityMBA Smart Series Webinar: Eugene Kelly – Leadership Accountability
October 11, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Global Diversity & Inclusion
Eugene Kelly is Vice President, Global Diversity & Inclusion for Colgate-Palmolive, a $17.3 billion consumer products company serving people in more than 200 countries and territories. In this role, Eugene’s focus is on furthering Colgate’s efforts to attract and retain the best people from a diverse and broad base of global talent. In addition, Eugene leads the Corporation’s focus on Global Diversity while actively supporting its commitment to its’ Managing with Respect principles and ensuring that Colgate provides a most inclusive work environment for all people.
Eugene joined Colgate in 2001 as Human Resources Director, Global Finance & Legal. There, he provided HR leadership in the areas of succession planning, competencies/career tracks, staff development, performance management strategies and organizational change management. He was later named Human Resources Director, Colgate Oral Pharmaceuticals, where Eugene led all Human Resources initiatives for business with particular emphasis on people development.
Prior to Colgate, Eugene spent four years with AOL/Time Warner where he served as Associate Director, Human Resources for Money, Mutual Funds, and Fortune Small Business Magazines
During his career, Eugene has also held Human Resources leadership positions with PepsiCo, Wendy’s International and Hyatt Hotels Corporation.
Eugene currently serves on the Global Diversity & Inclusion Councils for the Asia Society and the Conference Board and has been recognized by Black Enterprise Magazine as one of the Top Executives in Diversity for the last two years. He has also received the World Diversity Leadership Summit’s (WDLS) Global Diversity Leadership Award.