School of Science Dean's Colloquium: Ted Kelly

April 27, 2012 - School of Science Dean's Colloquium: How Did I End Up Here?

The Dean's Colloquium Series was established to recognize and celebrate scientists who have chosen innovative, non-traditional career paths and have been unusually successful.

This colloquium lecture will honor Ted Kelly Ph.D. '70 (XVIII).

Ted Kelly is the Chairman of Liberty Mutual Insurance Group. Mr. Kelly joined Liberty Mutual in 1992 as President and Chief Operating Officer, and was elected Chief Executive Officer in 1998. Mr. Kelly was elected Chairman of Liberty Mutual in April of 2000.

In the 13 years Mr. Kelly lead Liberty Mutual, it's business grew dramatically from 8 billion in annual revenue to 34 billion. Currently the third largest insurer in the United States, it employs over 45,000 people in more than 900 locations throughout the world.

Mr. Kelly has been a member of the Board of Directors of Liberty Mutual since 1992. He is also a member of the boards of The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation, the EMC Corporation, the American Ireland Fund, the Insurance Information Institute; and he serves on various other community and education boards. In September of 2011, Mr. Kelly was named Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Boston Symphony Orchestra. In addition, Mr. Kelly is a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries and a member of the American Academy of Actuaries.

Born in Ireland, Mr. Kelly graduated from Queen's University in Belfast and obtained his Ph.D. in mathematics at Massachusetts Institute of Technology.


MIT School of Science: Dean's Colloquium Series