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Karen

Blackett OBE

Karen Blackett OBE, UK Country Manager for WPP and Chairwoman of MediaCom UK & Ireland, is a renowned and proven business leader with a track record in creating vibrant cultures, energising teams and consistently delivering business growth and success.

Named by Vogue as one of the 25 Most Influential and Inspirational Women of 2018 and ranked top of the EMpower 100 Ethnic Minority Executive Leaders list, Karen was appointed the national Race Equality Business Champion by the UK Prime Minister in October 2018. 

Her recent clients include: Amazon, Barclays, BNY Mellon, Odgers Berndtson, Channel 4 and the Civil Service. 

More About Karen

In January of 2018 Karen became the first UK Country Manager for WPP, the world’s largest communications network, overseeing 17,000 people across 123 brands. In this role Karen is responsible for delivering growth in WPP’s 2nd largest market, with revenue of £2 billion.

With over 20 years’ experience at the forefront of the media industry, Karen rose to her current positions after an enormously successful period as CEO of MediaC...

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