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Karen Blackett

Karen Blackett OBE

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Who is Karen Blackett?

Karen Blackett is a business leader and U.K. President of WPP.

What are Karen Blackett’s main achievements?

In September 2022 Karen was appointed as U.K President of WPP, the world’s largest marketing services group. This was following her roles as U.K. Country Manager for WPP and U.K. CEO of GroupM, the world’s leading media investment company.

In June 2014, Karen received an OBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours and topped the Power List, becoming the first businesswoman to come in at number 1. She was recently appointed Non-executive Director (NED) for Diago (FTSE Top 100 Company) and former NED of The Cabinet Office.

What is Karen Blackett best known for?

Karen is best known for driving growth in WPP’s second-largest market of 10,000 people, as GroupM UK CEO. She managed the business at a critical time during the COVID global pandemic and the subsequent impact of the killing of George Floyd.

How to book Karen Blackett for your next event?

As a business leader with 25 years of experience in the marketing communications industry, Karen has all the tools in her arsenal your business needs to combat the competition. She can also address inequality at all levels, and help diversify businesses.

For more information on how to book Karen Blackett for your next event or private function, contact Evolve today.

Topics and Themes

  • Business
  • Diversity

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