Laurie Kelly

Laurie Kelly is Chief Communications Officer at GF. She is a principal strategist and advisor to the CEO and executive staff and sets the strategic direction for GF’s communications around the world. Ms. Kelly drives all aspects of internal and external communications and manages a global team responsible for enhancing, promoting and protecting the company’s brand reputation while also deepening employee engagement.

Ms. Kelly first became associated with GF in 2010 when she joined Mubadala (ATIC) as the Associate Director of Communications based in Abu Dhabi. In 2014, she moved back to the US to partner with GF on the acquisition of IBM’s Microelectronics Division, after which she joined the company as Vice President of Corporate Marketing and Communications.

Ms. Kelly is a respected leader with 20 plus years of experience in developing and implementing integrated strategic communications programs and providing corporate and executive communications counsel. Prior to her five years in Abu Dhabi, she was a managing director at the global public relations firm Burson-Marsteller, responsible for the East Coast Technology Practice. Before that, she was Vice President of Global Public Relations at SAP based in Germany.

Ms. Kelly holds an MBA from the University of Bradford in the U.K., a Leadership Development Certificate from INSEAD/SAP and a BA in economics from Westfield State University.