Speakers and other contributors
Global leader, EY Beacon Institute
An executive, entrepreneur and author, Valerie Keller serves as EY Global Markets Executive Director and global leader of EY Beacon Institute. Prior to EY she served as CEO of healthcare and housing developments and social enterprises. Founder of Veritas and co-founder of two US coalitions leading housing and healthcare system reform, Valerie has advised US Congressional Committees and worked on large-scale transformations across sectors. She serves on the Harvard Kennedy School Women's Leadership Board, the advisory board of Global Thinkers Forum, the Innovators Board of the Big Innovation Centre and is a global ambassador for SameSky, a trade-not-aid enterprise working in Africa.
Valerie is an Associate Fellow of Oxford University Saïd Business School where she also directs leadership programs for global executives. Selected by the World Economic Forum as a Young Global Leader, Valerie was named to JP Morgan Chase’s 20 Under 40 and The Independent’s Women Who Mean Business list and is a recipient of Change Agent Network's Humanitarian of the Year award. She holds an MBA with Distinction Honours from the University of Oxford.