Karen Blackett OBE

Karen Blackett OBE UK President , Former CEO @ MEdiaCom | Chancellor Portsmouth University | Keynote Speaker | Entrepreneur


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Karen Blackett OBE 2024 Speech Titles Karen Blackett OBE 2024 Speech Titles

  • Influence & Leadership: Creating an Exceptional Culture
  • Unlocking and Understanding the Consumer
  • World Class Leadership
  • Future-proofing your Business in the 21st Century / Talent is Everywhere, Opportunity is Not

Karen Blackett OBE's Biography

Karen is a business leader with a proven track record in creating vibrant cultures, energising teams, and consistently delivering business growth and success. She is currently UK President for WPP, the world’s largest marketing services group, and responsible for driving growth in WPP’s second largest market of 14,000 people.

Former GroupM UK CEO, Karen was selected to turnaround the business over 2.5 years at a critical time, during the COVID global pandemic and the subsequent impact of the killing of George Floyd.

In June 2014, Karen received an OBE in the Queen's Birthday honours and topped the Power List, being the first businesswoman to come in at number 1.  In November 2022, Karen received Power List’s Outstanding Contribution Award in recognition of her continued exceptional achievements.

In June 2023, Karen was appointed a NED for Diageo (a FTSE Top 10 company), and was a former NED of The Cabinet Office.  In October 2023, Karen was honoured by INvolve – The Inclusion People’s List and came in at #1 for the Top 100 Women Executives. 

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