Kerry announced the appointment of Oliver Kelly as president and chief executive officer of its North American operations, effective January 1, 2022. Kelly will replace Gerry Behan who acted as interim president and chief executive officer and who will continue in his broader capacity as president and CEO for Kerry Taste and Nutrition.

Kelly has served in numerous commercial and management roles over a period of 30 years, most recently holding the role of commercial chief executive officer for North America.  A native of Ballinasloe in Co Galway, Ireland, he joined Kerry in 1991 after graduating from University College Dublin with a BA in Agricultural Science. He moved to North America from Ireland in 2018 after leading Kerry’s strategic growth in the foodservice channel for the Europe region.