Kelly Ommundsen

Head, Digital Inclusion, Member of the Executive Committee, World Economic Forum

Kelly Ommundsen is currently the Head of Digital Inclusion and a Member of the Executive Committee for the World Economic Forum

As Head of Digital Inclusion, Kelly combines her expertise in technology, policy, and partnerships with her commitment to social equity to drive meaningful change. Through flagship initiatives such as the EDISON Alliance, she champions accessible and affordable digital infrastructure, promotes digital literacy programs, and fosters public-private partnerships to help bridge the digital divide.

Prior to this position, Kelly served as the Chief of Staff to the Founder and Executive Chairman of the World Economic Forum for over 5 years, as well as managed the Forum's Board of Trustees, its top governance body, and served as the official secretary.

Kelly was responsible for creating and leading the Global Collaboration Village, the Forum’s presence in the metaverse, as well as building a vibrant community of 100+ Village Partners. She has previously led the government and regional partnerships for the Forum’s work on technology and digital transformation, as well as responsible for the relationship with the US Government in the Forum’s New York office.

Kelly has a diverse background in the public sector and civil society. She also holds a Master of Science in Foreign Service from Georgetown University and a degree in Political Science from the University of Michigan.

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