About Karen Blackett OBE


Karen Blackett OBE



Karen Blackett

Keynote interview: Why investing in advertising in a downturn works

Karen is a proven business leader with a track record in creating vibrant cultures, energising teams and consistently delivering business growth and success. She is U.K Country Manager for WPP, the world’s largest marketing services group, and U.K CEO of GroupM, the world’s leading media investment company.

In June 2014, Karen received an OBE in the Queen’s Birthday honours and in November 2018 Karen won the Inspirational Leader category at the Ethnicity Awards.

Karen was appointed Race Equality Business Champion by the UK Prime Minister in 2018.

See also

Luke Hopkins

Senior Account Director Pegasus

Elizabeth Uviebinené

Co-author Slay in your Lane

Sue Unerman

Chief transformation officer MediaCom

Anthony Duckworth

International experiential marketing director American Express

Emily Young

Head of UK Takumi

Joanna De Koning

Global head of corporate communications Just Eat

Jason Freeman

Director, consumer law, Competition and markets authority