Thanks to an excellent attendee list from Quartz, I did a little research. The results are below, and reveal the preponderance of chief communications officers and corporate relations directors. That is unsurprising, given the close links between such executives and the CEOs that they work for. In terms of companies, the usual suspects are represented along with many major companies from emerging markets.
The agency world, meanwhile, is certainly better represented than it once was — drawn, no doubt, by the plentiful networking opportunities and, for some, actual participation in the Forum agenda. Unfortunately, though, in keeping with one of the criticisms of this year’s Davos turnout, agency representation is dominated by men. Thankfully, there are a few more women among the in-house ranks, although still not enough.
Here’s my working list. Do let me know if I’ve left you off.
Clyde C. Tuggle
Senior Vice-President, Global Public Affairs and Communications, The Coca-Cola Company
Carlos Lopez Blanco
Global Head, Public and Corporate Affairs, Telefonica SA
Global Director, Communications and Media Relations, Technogym SPA
Director, Marketing and Communications, Renault-Nissan Alliance
Mette Fossum Beyer
Director, Global Communications, Government and Corporate Social Responsibility, The Reitan Group
Director, Global Communications, PwC
Group Communications Director, Prudential Plc
Executive Vice-President, Corporate Communications and Corporate Affairs, Orkla ASA
Senior Vice-President and Chief Policy Officer, Liber
Director, Corporate Affairs, BT Group Plc
Executive Vice-President, Corporate Communications, Public Affairs and Marketing and Member of the Group Management Committee, Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA
Vice-President and Global Head, Communications, Tata Consultancy Services Ltd
Member of the Executive Board, Director for Strategic Communications, Renova Group
Senior Director, Strategy, Communications and Capacity, BRAC
Chief Communications Officer, Alcoa Inc.
Executive Vice-President, Corporate Affairs, Wal-Mart Stores Inc.
Global Executive, Corporate Strategy, M&A, Government Relations, Visa Inc.
Senior Vice-President and Chief Sustainability, Investor Relations and Corporate Communication Officer, IHS
Dina H. Powell
President, Goldman Sachs Foundation; Global Head, Corporate Engagement, Goldman Sachs
Group Senior Vice-President, Global MarCom and Corporate Relations, Vestas Wind Systems A/S
Director, Corporate Affairs, SABMiller Plc
Executive Vice-President, Corporate Relations, Novo Nordisk A/S
Corporate Relations Director, Diageo Plc
Executive Vice-President, Corporate Public and Environmental Affairs, AB Volvo
Paul de Lara
Head of PR, Europe, Infosys
Vice President, Global Communications & Women’s Initiatives, Tupperware
Global Chief Executive Officer, Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide
Richard W. Edelman
President and Chief Executive Officer, Edelman
President and Chief Executive Officer, Europe and CIS, Edelman
Jack B. Dunn
President and Chief Executive Officer, FTI Consulting Inc.
Chairman, Europe, Middle East and Africa, FTI Consulting
Senior Partner and Chief Executive Officer, North America, Ketchum Inc.
President, Americas, FleishmanHillard
Managing partner, TLG
CEO, Ruder Finn
Founder and CEO, APCO