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Binyah Kesselly

Senior Director & Strategic Program Lead, Emerging Markets, Johnson & Johnson

Binyah Kesselly is a senior business strategist with over 25 years’ experience in multiple sectors, including maritime, aviation, pharmaceutical, biotechnology, management consulting, national security, and healthcare. He is passionate about post-conflict rebuilding and the role of public-private partnerships.

Mr. Kesselly currently serves as Senior Director and Strategic Program Lead, Emerging Markets at the Johnson & Johnson (J&J) Supply Chain Organization. In this cross-functional role, he provides strategic guidance to complex and transformative ideas that shape the way J&J Supply Chain Organization does business and engages its customers and external partners within Emerging Markets.

Prior to his current position, Mr. Kesselly served as the Commissioner/CEO of the Liberia Maritime Authority for eight years. In this role, he was responsible for transforming and ensuring the sustainable growth of the world’s second largest maritime program. During his tenure of service with the Liberian Government, Mr. Kesselly also held several concomitant senior leadership positions at various times, including Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Liberian Seaport Authority, and Chairman of the Liberian Airport Authority (LAA). While serving as LAA Chairman, Mr. Kesselly led the stabilization efforts of Liberia’s aviation sector during the ebola crisis.

Before joining the Liberian Government, Mr. Kesselly worked at J&J, where he held several leadership positions of increasing responsibility at multiple J&J affiliates. Prior to joining J&J, Mr. Kesselly was a Senior Consultant with PricewaterhouseCoopers LLC.

Mr. Kesselly is a Six Sigma Certified Process Improvement Expert, and holds a Bachelor of Science in Biology degree from Cuttington University in Liberia, a Master Degree in Public Administration and a Master Degree in Business Administration from Suffolk University in Boston, Massachusetts, and Advanced Executive Certificates from Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts and Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. At present, he is nearing the completion of a Masters of Law in International Commercial Law and Practice from the University of Edinburgh in Scotland, in the United Kingdom.