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Chris Deri

President, Digital Advisory

Chris advise clients on digitizing their organizations around content & engagement strategies and business transformation, drawing on data and analytics specifically designed to produce insights for the C-Suite.

Chris has advised corporate, NGO and government clients headquartered in dozens of markets across Europe, the Americas, Asia and the Middle East. His areas of strategic counseling include: reputation management, public affairs, crisis & issues management, location branding, corporate responsibility & sustainability.

Prior to joining Teneo, Chris was the President of WCG, a full-service communications, marketing, digital and analytics firm with 180 employees in seven U.S. and European offices. At WCG, he advised clients based on insights from proprietary analytics.

Previously, Chris served as Burson-Marsteller’s Market Leader in China, overseeing the agency’s operations across its five offices in Mainland China. At Burson, he conceived and launched the Burson-Marsteller Leadership Institute, a first-of-its-kind leadership training offering in China. Before that, Chris spent a decade at Edelman, where he co-incubated, led and grew the global Corporate Responsibility & Sustainability practice to 110 practitioners in 15 offices around the world.

Earlier in his career, Chris served as Regional Director of Business Outreach and Finance for Al Gore’s 2000 Presidential campaign. Before that, he was the Director of Institutional Affairs at the National Minority AIDS Council, a national training and lobbying organization.

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Memberships & Affiliations
  • Term Member, Council on Foreign Relations (2003 – 2008)
  • Young Global Leader, World Economic Forum