Full Name
Nicole Kelsey
Job Title
Chief Legal Officer and Secretary
Amyris, Inc.
Speaker Bio
Nicole Kelsey joined Amyris, a leading biotech company, as its General Counsel and Secretary, in August 2017. In her second public company General Counsel role, Ms. Kelsey’s career is characterized by a unique international reach in both legal practice and management experience. As a leader, Ms. Kelsey brings over 20 years of experience in both Fortune 500 companies and top-tier law firms to bear in the entrepreneurial environment of international technology companies. Ms. Kelsey actively mentors both women and men, both lawyers and tech industry professionals, and passionately sponsors diversity both within her Team and as a strategic partner across the company.

A Fulbright scholar, Ms. Kelsey has a J.D. from Northwestern University and a B.A. from Ohio State University, and is admitted to practice law in New York and Minnesota. Ms. Kelsey speaks four languages and studies Japanese, and is rearing her daughter as a bi-lingual international citizen. They are excited about their recent relocation from Paris to San Francisco, where it’ll be much easier to improve their surfing! After managing an art gallery out of her home in NYC from 2001 – 2005 and serving on the boards of several non-profit arts organizations in NYC and Minneapolis from 2004 – 2014, Ms. Kelsey is looking forward to putting her passion for the arts in service of the Bay Area’s exciting arts community.
Nicole Kelsey