Valerie Keller
Now that companies are armed with the impetus and the business case to transform around purpose, the discussion needs to shift from ‘why’ to ‘how.’

Valerie G. Keller

EY Beacon Institute Global Lead and EY Global Markets Executive Director

Advisor and inspirer for purpose-led businesses. World Economic Forum Young Global Leaders and Oxford Saïd Business School Fellow. Global citizen of tribe humanity.

Valerie is a seasoned executive and advisor with a deep commitment to purpose-driven transformation. She has a breadth of experience leading growth via strategic transformations with wide range of global organizations and has knowledge in strategic planning, enterprise transformation, leadership, organizational development and cultural transformation.

Prior to joining EY, Valerie facilitated corporate advisory services, working with a select group of top-tier multinational corporations undertaking strategic transformations. She has guided large-scale transformation projects across government agencies, businesses and NGOs and facilitated public-private partnerships.

Valerie has also been recognized as JP Morgan Chase '20 Under 40' and 'Women Who Mean Business.’ An Associate Fellow at the University of Oxford, she designs and directs executive education programs and teaches transformational leadership at the Saïd Business School.

Valerie earned an Executive MBA from University of Oxford and a bachelor’s degree in Executive Education and Performance Management from Harvard Business School.

How Valerie is building a better working world

"Valerie co-chairs two initiatives for the World Economic Forum and Young Global Leaders. She also serves on the Harvard Kennedy School Women’s Leadership Board, the advisory boards of Global Thinkers Forum, World Policy Institute, Womanity US and is a Global Ambassador for Same Sky, trade-not-aid initiative providing opportunities to HIV+ women in Africa.

In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, she co-founded and led two coalitions to catalyze housing and healthcare system reform, uniting more than 300 businesses and trade associations, federal and state agencies, financial institutions and philanthropic organizations."

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