Leonie Kelly

Director, Head of ESG and Impact Advisory Hong Kong
Leonie Kelly


Leonie Kelly leads Ogier Global's ESG and Impact advisory services to private equity firms, asset managers, institutional investors, family offices, foundations and corporates working to integrate ESG factors into operations and investment processes, and to navigate ESG policy and regulation. As a respected voice in the industry with more than 12 years' experience as an expert in sustainable finance, Leonie is well placed to assist clients across the broad spectrum of ESG and impact solutions.
  • Background & experience

    Leonie has considerable experience as an expert in sustainable finance and has lived and worked in Ireland, UK and Hong Kong.  

    She is an advisor to Sustainable Finance Initiative Asia, a member of the Securities & Futures Commission Climate Change Expert Group, and a mentor at Resolve Foundation Hong Kong.

    She has been a panel member at various ESG and sustainable finance forums including BNP Paribas Sustainable Future Forum, Social Enterprise Summit HK, Green Bonds Asia, Private Wealth Asia Forum and is an active author of ESG market insights.

    Prior to joining Ogier, Leonie was a Partner at Sustainable Finance Initiative Asia focused on building an investor platform to promote the growth of sustainable finance in Asia and mobilise private capital for positive impact. Leonie was also previously Head of Impact Innovation & Investment at the Zoological Society of London where she led the development of the world's first Rhino Impact Bond. At Deloitte LLP she principally worked across sustainability and impact advisory projects for financial institutions, corporates, charities and social enterprise.

    Leonie is a Fellow of the Finance Innovation Lab of London, and holds a MSc in Environment & Development from The London School of Economics & Political Science, and a BA in Economics and Geography from Trinity College Dublin, Ireland.


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