Mr. Kenny is a regulatory attorney who has worked for 15 years in the product safety and food areas. A co-founder and principal at Decernis, Mr. Kenny is responsible for the global scope of coverage at Decernis, including database coverage for Contaminants, Food Additives, Food Contact, Food Standards, Inventories and Product Safety.
Before Decernis, Mr. Kenny worked at Ariel Research Corporation, last as Vice-President, International Operations. Since co-founding Decernis in 2003, Mr. Kenny has continued to meet with companies and governmental agencies in ca. 40 countries while building the Decernis regulatory compliance offering.
Mr. Kenny has lived and worked for seven years in five European and Asian countries, and is bilingual German-English, with oral proficiency in French and Spanish. He possesses an honors J.D., an LL.M. in Public International Law and the Hague Diplôm de Droit International. In 1992, he was awarded an Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellowship in Bonn, followed by two-years teaching at the Walther Schücking Institute of International Law at Christian-Albrechts-Universität in Kiel, Germany. Specializations include comparative product safety and food law, and he has written numerous publications.
In 2001, Mr. Kenny wrote a detailed country and compliance report on India, covering all aspects of Product Safety compliance, including health, safety and environmental issues. He has since done extensive legal research on several Southeast Asian countries, including Cambodia, India, Malaysia and Vietnam. Mr. Kenny spends several months each year based in Subang Jaya, Malaysia, and is responsible for expanding Decernis Asia-Pacific operations.
His latest hobby includes running marathons and other ultra long-distance events.