John Kelly.

President and CEO.
Hanwha Defense USA.

John M. Kelly is the President and CEO of Hanwha Defense USA. He  joined Hanwha Defense USA in April 2020. Based in McLean Virginia, he joined as Senior Vice President for business development, responsible for business winning campaigns in the US & Americas region. He was promoted to the President and CEO role in May 2021. He is responsible for the strategy, program performance, and business development in the United States and Americas region.

Prior to joining Hanwha Defense USA, Mr. Kelly ran the government business development team at APTIM Federal services. He then worked for BAE Systems, for over 30 years, where he was responsible for business development and strategy, delivering over $4B per year of new and repeat business for their platforms and services division.

Mr. Kelly has extensive experience with a wide range of military customers including the US Department of Defense where he led teams that brought the M777 lightweight towed howitzer to the US Army, USMC, Canada, Australia and India.

Mr. Kelly is a Project Management Professional (PMP) and holds a higher national diploma in mechanical and industrial engineering and a post graduate diploma in human resource management from the University of Portsmouth in the U.K.