Biography: Ann Frances Kelly is a native of Ireland and has worked in the German retained Executive Search market since the late eighties. She is bilingual in German and English.
She began her recruiting career with one of the global top three recruiting companies and has been with Signium since 1990, today Partner in the Düsseldorf office and Global Practice Leader in the worldwide group.
She has done extensive work for multinational companies across a variety of segments and functional areas (domestic and cross border) with a strong focus on:
• Consumer and Industrial Branded Goods and Services (B2C / B2B)
• (renewable) Energy
Prior to her Executive Search career she worked for a number of years for the IIRS (Institute for Industrial Research and Standards), Dublin, a provider of outsourced technical / commercial services to fledgling and growing businesses.
In her capacity as consultant and advisor to Enterprise Ireland (the government agency for supporting and advising Irish companies abroad) as well as their clients she authored a Recruiting Guide for foreign companies aiming to set up a presence in the German market and actively supports / advises international Market Entry Companies across a wide breadth of sectors and industries.
She holds an international degree in business and languages from DCU (Dublin City University), Ireland and the University of Dortmund, Germany.