Eugene Kelly

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About Eugene Kelly

Eugene Kelly is Worldwide Director, Global Diversity & Inclusion for Colgate-Palmolive, a $16.7 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 actively supports the Corporation’s ongoing efforts to live its’ values of Managing with Respect and continuing the drive to ensure that Colgate is 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 is a graduate of Cornell University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial and Labor Relations.  He also serves on the US North Operating Board for the National Hispanic Corporate Achievers and is an Operating Committee member for the Corporate Achievers Awards for Individuals with Disabilities.  Eugene also serves on the board of directors for The Children of Promise non-profit organization and is a member of The Asia Society Corporate Diversity Council.


University of St. Thomas - Minnesota Opus College of Business