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Board of Advisors

Kelly Johnstone

Kelly Johnstone is a Senior Consultant and member of the Advisory Board of V2 Global after a renowned career in law enforcement and corporate security. Kelly’s expertise is prominent in V2’s corporate risk mitigation practice. Prior to joining V2 Global as a consultant and Advisory Board member, she was the Chief Security Officer for The Coca-Cola Company and a special agent with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, U.S. Customs Service, and the Naval Criminal Investigative Service.

Kelly joined The Coca-Cola Company in 2000 after seventeen years of law enforcement and security experience in the government sector and was elected as a company vice president in May 2015 with responsibility for strategic security, information assurance and global asset protection operations. She was responsible for ensuring safe and secure operations for The Coca-Cola Company’s more than 100,000 employees operating in more than 200 countries across the company’s six operating segments: (i) Europe, Middle East and Africa, (ii) Latin America, (iii) North America, (iv) Asia Pacific, (v) Bottling Investments Group and (vi) Corporate. In addition, she oversaw information assurance which included cyber threat intelligence, computer forensics, eDiscovery and cyber investigations.

Prior to joining The Coca-Cola Company, Kelly was a special agent with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Office of Criminal Investigations, where she was one of the first twenty agents hired into the newly established agency. Kelly was also a special agent for the former U.S. Customs Service, Office of Enforcement (now known as Immigration and Customs Enforcement) and the Naval Criminal Investigative Service. Her responsibilities included managing and conducting criminal investigations, dignitary protection, anti-terrorism and foreign counterintelligence initiatives and operations.

Kelly is a graduate of the University of Florida and the Harvard Business School, General Management Program. She currently also serves on the boards of the International Security Foundation, the Domestic Security Partnership, the International Security Management Association, the Overseas Security Advisory Council and serves on RAND Corporations’ Advisory Council for the Center for Global Risk and Security. Kelly was voted one of 2017’s Most Influential People in Security.

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