D. Hugo Malan is senior vice president, and president of Kelly Science, Engineering, Technology and Telecom. With a Ph.D. in engineering, Malan brings to his role a unique combination of first-hand specialty expertise, successful executive experiences, and a deep understanding of workforce industry strategies.
He joined Kelly® in 2020 with approximately 20 years of wide-ranging business leadership experience, including senior leadership positions at some of the world’s leading corporations and specialty talent companies. As a member of Kelly’s senior leadership team, Hugo reports to President and Chief Executive Officer Peter Quigley.
Prior to joining Kelly, Hugo held executive positions at specialty talent companies, as well as in retail, financial services and consulting. From 2016 to 2019, he worked for light industrial staffing firm EmployBridge, serving as president of its Commercial Businesses before being named chief operating officer. From 2014 to 2016, he was executive vice president and president, Talent and Technology Solutions for CDI Corporation, which specializes in IT and engineering staffing and consulting. Before that, Hugo was senior vice president and president of operating units for Sears Holdings. Earlier in his career, he was managing director and global head of talent strategy for Lehman Brothers, and served as management consultant with McKinsey & Company.
He holds a Ph.D. in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from the University of Cambridge (St. John’s College) in the U.K., and Master’s and Bachelor’s degrees in Engineering from Stellenbosch University in South Africa. He is fluent in English and Afrikaans.