Phil Kelly

Phil Kelly

Head of Strategic Partnerships and Business Development, ConsenSys


Phil Kelly is the Head of Strategic Partnership and Business Development for ConsenSys in the Americas.  ConsenSys is the world’s largest independent blockchain company, which focuses on the Ethereum blockchain, and which recently received a strategic investment from JP Morgan.  Phil’s background spans financial services and technology.   He started his career as a central banker at the Bank of England, covering payment and securities settlement systems, money markets, and regulation.  He then worked at a leading corporate strategy consulting firm in New York, with clients as diverse as Goldman Sachs, Mastercard, and the World Bank.  Finally, before ConsenSys, he gained experience in technologies such as blockchain, AI, security, cloud, and hyperconverged infrastructure at IBM, where latterly he led the business development mission for North America for one of the four main customer segments.  

Phil’s academic background includes the London School of Economics (First Class degree in Economics and Finance) and INSEAD (MBA, Dean’s List).