London, Thursday, 15th December, 2011 - Kantar TNS has announced the appointment of Rebecca Wynberg as CEO of the company’s qualitative business.  Wynberg takes up this new role in January and will work with Luc Rens and Kristin Sharp, who recently joined Kantar TNS as COO of Qualitative in leading the company’s qualitative work globally.

“Rebecca is one of the outstanding qualitative practitioners of our generation. She has worked with a range of clients around the world and is entrepreneurial,” said Eric Salama, CEO, Kantar TNS. He continued, “Rebecca is passionate about her work and I am confident that she will form an extraordinary team with our existing qualitative specialists.”

Wynberg was a founding partner of Sadek Wynberg, which she sold to Kantar in 2003 –taking up the role of CEO of Millward Brown’s UK qualitative arm in the process.  More recently she has been partnering with Unilever to raise standards of qualitative work carried out on their behalf, through a far-reaching global training and accreditation programme.

"It's very exciting to be joining Kantar TNS,” said Wynberg. She continued, “I'm looking forward to working with the many excellent researchers around the world to ensure best practice and build an inspiring qualitative business to deliver growth for clients."

Kantar TNS has made a number of senior strategic hires during 2011, strengthening capabilities in innovation, thought leadership, marketing sciences, creativity and digital. Salama comments, “We know our clients are facing increasingly complex challenges and we have boosted our teams to ensure that we are well-placed to help them achieve business growth in 2012 and beyond.”


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