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Karina Byrne Joins Teneo as a Senior Managing Director

Teneo, the global CEO advisory firm, today announced the appointment of Karina Byrne as a Senior Managing Director in its Strategy and Communications business.

Karina has more than 25 years of experience in CEO and C-suite strategic counsel, issues management, crisis communications, litigation and enforcement actions, restructuring communications, media relations, internal communications and employee engagement. Over the course of her career, Karina has advised senior leadership teams in global financial services, pharmaceutical, technology and industrial companies on all aspects of both change-the-business and run-the-business communications.

Prior to joining Teneo, Karina was Head of Corporate Communications for the global Investment Bank, Americas Asset Management business and the Americas region for Credit Suisse AG, leading global teams on all issues management, media relations, internal communications and C-suite communications. Additionally, Karina served as a member of the board of directors of the Credit Suisse Americas Foundation and co-head of the firm’s Americas Women’s Network. Previously, Karina spent a decade at UBS AG, where she was head of media relations and external communications for the Wealth Management Americas division and the Asset Management Americas business. Karina also headed media relations and internal communications for Barclays’ American entities.

Before going in-house, Karina worked at Thomson Financial Investor Relations, specializing in strategic external counsel and media training for more than 50 technology, biotechnology, healthcare and retail companies in the process of going public. She also worked at communications agencies in California and North Carolina, developing and executing public relations campaigns for government, corporate and non-profit clients.