Ambassador Tom Kelly

Vice President for Policy and Advocacy, Raytheon International; Former U.S. Ambassador to Djibouti

Ambassador Tom Kelly is Raytheon International’s vice president for policy and advocacy. Before joining Raytheon in January 2017, he served as the U.S. ambassador to Djibouti, assuming his duties in September 2014. As chief of mission, Kelly supervised U.S. government programs and activities in Djibouti, including assistance programs and annual base-leasing payments to support the only enduring U.S. military presence in Africa. He interacted with Djiboutian leaders to promote U.S. interests, oversaw regional counterterrorism operations, and led the U.S. Embassy response to the refugee crisis associated with the conflict in Yemen. Kelly previously served in U.S. missions in El Salvador, Chile, France, Ecuador, Lithuania, Argentina, and Brazil. He also worked in the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs and the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative. Kelly holds a BA and an MA from Georgetown University and an MA from Stanford University.