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Teneo Appoints Brian Baker as Chief People Officer

Teneo, the global CEO advisory firm, today announced the appointment of Brian Baker as the firm’s first Chief People Officer. In this role, Brian will be responsible for leading the firm’s global HR function including talent attraction, development, reward and retention as well as the firm’s approach to DE&I, among other duties.

“I am delighted to welcome Brian to Teneo,” said Paul Keary, CEO of Teneo. “Putting our people at the center of everything we do is central to our strategy for growth. We have a great team of HR professionals around the globe and have built a strong foundation around attracting top talent, growing and developing people, as well as investing in technology tools to support Teneo’s continued expansion around the world. Brian will be a key partner working with our senior leadership team around the globe moving forward.”

“I am very excited to be taking on the position of Teneo’s Chief People Officer,” said Brian Baker. “The firm has incredible people and does great work for clients globally. Teneo also has a clear purpose, vision and set of values and I am eager to work with the team around the world to shape the employee experience that will enable the next phase of the firm’s growth.”

Brian joins Teneo from WPP where he was most recently Chief People Officer, Global Clients. In this role, he was a member of WPP’s Global People Leadership Team and also served as the Chief People Officer for OpenX, WPP’s strategic partnership with The Coca-Cola Company. Before moving to CPO, he was the Global Head of Talent Management and Client HR and the People Strategy lead for WPP.

Prior to joining WPP in 2020, Brian was a partner in Mercer’s New York office and the U.S. digital workforce leader. He focused on driving Mercer’s advisory services business in the area of digital workforce transformation, building on the firm’s Workforce for the Future platform.

Prior to Mercer, Brian was the SVP of Global People Strategy, Analytics and Associate Experience at Walmart. He also held positions in consulting at Accenture and AonHewitt, where he led key HR initiatives and developed talent and diversity and inclusion strategies for numerous Fortune 100 companies.

Brian earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Northeastern University in Boston, MA with concentrations in Management and Marketing.