Teneo Appoints Industry Executive Philippe Maze-Sencier to Lead its Business in France
Teneo, the global CEO advisory firm, today announced new leadership and a strengthening of its team in Paris and in Europe.
Philippe Maze-Sencier joins Teneo’s team in France to serve as President and member of the European management team, effective April 2. In this role, Maze-Sencier will report to Philippe Blanchard, who leads Teneo’s Continental Europe operations.
Maze-Sencier has almost 30 years of experience leading strategic communications campaigns in Europe, Africa, India and North America. Prior to Teneo, he was global chair of public affairs at Hill & Knowlton where he worked with teams across offices in Europe, North America and Asia, as well as directly serving clients in those geographies and launching the firm’s geopolitical advisory offer. Before that, Maze-Sencier was a Managing Director with McLarty Associates in Washington, DC and Brussels, focused on EU and transatlantic affairs. He started his career in communications and public affairs advisory at APCO, having run their Paris and Brussels operations as a managing director.
Maze-Sencier is an alumnus of the University of Cambridge (UK), the University of Bonn (Germany), Georgetown University (USA), and the University of Buckingham (UK) and a former Fellow of the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung. He is a reserve officer in the French army and a graduate of the Staff Military School in Paris.
Maze-Sencier succeeds Olivier Jay who, as President of Teneo’s business in France since 2021, has successfully established and grown the business and its team of advisors. Jay will remain as Honorary Chair and Senior Managing Director of Teneo. He will continue to counsel clients as part of Teneo’s financial communications practice.
“We are delighted to welcome Philippe Maze-Sencier. His international experience, ambition and knowledge of our business will accelerate the development of Teneo in France and Europe,” said Philippe Blanchard, President of Continental Europe, Teneo. “We are pleased that Olivier Jay, who launched Teneo’s business in France and built its team of committed professionals, will continue his activities serving our French and international clients.”
Olivier Jay notes, “Since 2021, it has been my pleasure to lead the Teneo team in France. I now pass on the baton to Philippe Maze-Sencier. I am pleased to remain a trusted consultant to existing and new clients and to contribute to the success of our French offer under his experienced leadership.”
Teneo’s management team in France comprises Aurélie Motta-Rivey, Mathilde Oliveau, Olivier Jay, Stéphane Dupuis and Guillaume Gauvillé. Guillaume Gauvillé, a Managing Director based in London, will oversee the development of the equity story practice in France, working closely with European colleagues specializing in investor relations, M&A and financial communications. Gauvillé was previously a senior financial analyst at Credit Suisse and already advises several CAC-listed companies.