KELLY MELIA-TEEVAN, ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR

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Kelly Melia-Teevan has more than ten years of experience working with companies, governments, multilateral organizations and civil society to promote human rights and corporate responsibility.  As Associate Director at Article One, Kelly advises clients on human rights and corporate responsibility strategy and execution.  She offers expertise in corporate policy, due diligence and impact assessments, operationalizing impact management plans, and internal capacity building.  

Previously, Kelly served as a corporate responsibility advisor at Chevron, managing the company’s global human rights policy.  She led cross-functional teams to develop and implement strategies to enhance Chevron’s approach to human rights risk management, and further embed the company’s human rights policy in its operations management system.  She supported global business units to manage acute human rights issues such as resettlement, grievance mechanisms and indigenous peoples policy.  She also managed Chevron’s human rights reporting, engaging with investors and other stakeholders seeking disclosure on the company’s human rights performance.   

Recognized as a leader in business and human rights, while at Chevron Kelly also co-chaired the Human Rights Task Force for IPIECA (the global oil and gas industry association for environmental and social issues) and sat on the steering committee for the Business for Social Responsibility (BSR) Human Rights Working Group.

Prior to joining Chevron, Kelly was the East Africa Operations Manager for KRM Infrastructure, leading the development of renewable energy projects in Tanzania in alignment with the IFC’s Environmental and Social Performance Standards.  She has also held positions at The Rockefeller Foundation, working on the foundation’s Impact Investing Initiative, as well as at the Millennium Challenge Corporation, managing agribusiness and microfinance programs in Ghana on behalf of the U.S. government. 

Kelly earned her Master’s degree in Foreign Service with a concentration in International Commerce and Business from Georgetown University, graduating with distinction and an honors certificate in International Business Diplomacy.  She holds a BA in History from Princeton University.