Ben Kelly - Management Development Trainer & Mentor

Ben is a highly motivated, self-driven Learning & Development professional with over 30 years of experience in a large high-tech US multinational organization. Ben possesses exceptional people skills and a proven ability to lead and influence.

With an exceptional track record in Learning Needs Analysis and subsequent training program implementation and review, Ben has extensive skills in learning program design and implementation.  He also possesses deep experience in teaching Problem Solving and Continuous Improvement methodologies.

Ben is a board member for the Irish Centre for Business Excellence (2000 – 2005) and ICBE Chair (2005- 2008). He is proud to be a founding member of ‘Limerick for Engineering’ and co-manager of the annual showcase event.

Areas of Expertise

  • Established a formal six-monthly Learning Needs Analysis process to identify and address organizational learning needs in the areas of Legal Compliance, Technical skills, Professional skills and Continuing Education. Over 100 people per quarter received training.


  • Project Managed the introduction of a new Learning Management System (LMS) from SAP SuccessFactors enabling access to learning resources for the full organization (over 15,000 employees).


  • Sourced and integrated a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) training vendor into the LMS to provide the opportunity for low cost continuing education courses to all employees. This involved significant background integration challenges, data transfer and regional legislation (GDPR)


  • Designed and implemented an in-house ‘High Potentials Leadership Development’ program for 26 employees (Senior Management & Directorship level) with excellent program feedback from attendees and the management team.


MBA Master of Business Administration

Open University Business School


Diploma in Industrial Management

Institute of Industrial Managers (PD IIM) – University of Limerick


Certificate in Electronics & Telecommunications

Limerick Institute of Technology


Focus on Training Certificate

Irish Management Institute


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