8 March 2013 - Kantar TNS has today announced the appointment of Ernst & Young partner, Richard Ingleton as its new CEO. Richard joins the business on 1st July and will take over from Eric Salama who has combined the role with his leadership of Kantar.
Richard has led the global customer practice at E&Y for the past five years and the global marketing effectiveness practice at Accenture prior to that. He has also held roles at Virgin and Tata.
Eric Salama, Kantar CEO, said: "I'm thrilled that Richard is joining.
I knew he was the right person for us from our very first meeting. He has had tremendous impact with clients, built a strong team
and grown the practice globally and has generated tremendous loyalty. I have no doubt that our people and clients will benefit from
Richard Ingleton said: "Over the past few years my clients have shown more and more interest in the value that comes from insight, research and big data. Kantar TNS is fantastically well-placed to do something special in this space – and that's why I'm so keen to join."
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About Kantar TNS
Kantar TNS advises clients on specific growth strategies around new market entry, innovation, brand switching and stakeholder management, based on long-established expertise and market-leading solutions. With a presence in over 80 countries, Kantar TNS has more conversations with the world's consumers than anyone else and understands individual human behaviours and attitudes across every cultural, economic and political region of the world.
Kantar TNS is part of Kantar, one of the world's largest insight, information and consultancy groups. Please visit www.tnsglobal.com for more information.
Kantar is one of the world's largest insight, information and consultancy groups. By uniting the diverse talents of its 13 specialist companies, the group aims to become the pre-eminent provider of compelling and inspirational insights for the global business community. Its 28,500 employees work across 100 countries and across the whole spectrum of research and consultancy disciplines, enabling the group to offer clients business insights at each and every point of the consumer cycle. The group's services are employed by over half of the Fortune Top 500 companies.
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