Jay Connolly

Global Chief Talent Officer Dentons

Jay Connolly is the Global Chief Talent Officer of Dentons' human resources, recruiting and training functions, delivering best practices and ensuring consistent standards across all geographies. He advises the firm's leaders on opportunities to enhance all aspects of talent management including recruitment, performance management, diversity, training and development, and compensation and benefits programs for everyone at the firm. As part of the Dentons' leadership team he is focused on building a world leading HR and talent function.

Jay joined Dentons in 2011, bringing extensive experience in talent management and human resources leadership and expertise from a variety of sectors from professional services to large global corporates. Prior to joining Dentons, he worked in the US and UK offices of Clifford Chance LLP as a senior member of the global HR leadership team. He also worked at the LEGO Company, where he had HR responsibility for the UK, Italy, Benelux and Nordic regions across key divisions. Jay began his career at Unilever undertaking HR and talent related roles in various parts of the business, including as a member of the core team developing and implementing the shared services approach for HR.

Jay has lived in the US, UK and Europe and built extensive experience working across the Middle East and Asia.


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