Prior to joining Wilfrid Laurier University in 2012, Micheál Kelly was a Professor of Strategy and Global Business and Dean of the Telfer School of Management at the University of Ottawa.
He returned to the University of Ottawa in 1997 after a 10-year hiatus spent as an executive in the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade. His research has been published by a number of leading journals. He is the co-author the 4-part case series Strategic Alliances that Work produced by Ivey Publishing and the book Cases in Alliance Management published by Sage Publishing. Micheál Kelly also produced the video Building Successful Strategic Alliances.
Micheál Kelly is a former Chairman of the Six Countries Programme, a European research network on innovation and technology policy. He also served on the Advisory Board of the Silicon Valley Roundtable in California. He is past Chair of the Canadian Federation of Business School Deans and a former member of the Board of Governors of Beta Gamma Sigma. He is a former member the Advisory Board on Commercialization of the Canadian Institute for Health Research and le conseil d’administration of ESC Reims/the Reims Management School (RMS). He is currently a member of the Board of Directors of Economical Insurance, the Canadian Advanced Technology Alliance (CATA) and Waterloo North Hydro. He was recently named national spokesperson on Innovation for the CATA Leadership Council.
For his contribution to business education in Canada, Micheál Kelly was awarded The Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee Medal in 2002 and The Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal in 2012. For his contribution to the Canadian technology industry, CATA awarded him it Community Leadership Award in 2010. He was also the University of Ottawa Alumnus of the Year in 2016.