The Influence 100 2017
Charting the future of public relations
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The 2017 Influence 100

The Influence 100: Introduction & Methodology 
The Profiles | Who Are the 100 & Their Early Years Teams, Budgets & Agencies | The Big Questions & Inspiration The Crossover Stars | The Rising Stars
The Holmes Report's Influence 100 recognizes the most important and influential in-house communicators from around the world. 

Corporate communications executives are facing more complexity than ever. Not only do major corporations face more intense public and media scrutiny, senior PR executives are expected to deliver more than ever — more strategy, more content, more channels , more creativity and more measurement. Meanwhile, smart CEOs have come to realize a trusted communications advisor is integral to their success — and their organization’s — success.  Read more about the methodology used to identify the Influence 100 here.

Aaron-Sherinian Aaron Sherinian
Chief Marketing & Communications Officer
Aga Khan Foundation
adele-ambrose Adele Ambrose
Senior vice president, CCO
Merck
Adrienne Lofton
SVP, Brand Marketing
Under Armour
Aline Santos
EVP Global Marketing and Global Head of Diversity
Unilever
Alison-Lewis Alison Lewis
Global CMO
Johnson & Johnson
Anders-Bylund Anders Bylund
Head Of Group Communications
Interogo Holding AG
andreas-gall Andreas Gall
Chief Innovation Officer
Red Bull Media House
andrew-parker Andrew Parker
Group Executive, Government, Industry and International Affairs
Qantas
Andy-Pharoah Andy Pharoah
Vice President, Corporate Affairs and Strategic Initiatives
Mars
Ann-Mukherjee Ann Mukherjee
Global CMO
SC Johnson
Anthony-Palmer Anthony Palmer
President, Global Brands and Innovation 
Kimberly-Clark
beatrice-dautreseme Beatrice Dautresme
EVP Corporate Communications and External Affairs
L'Oreal
Beatriz Perez
SVP, Chief Public Affairs, Communications and Sustainability Officer
The Coca-Cola Company
boutros-boutros Boutros Boutros
Senior SVP, Corporate Communications, Marketing and Brand
Emirates
influence100-placeholder Brent Gardner
Chief Government Affairs Officer
Americans for Prosperity
Brian-Lott Brian Lott
Executive Director, Group Communications
Mubadala
chris-maroleng Chris Maroleng
Group Executive for Corporate Affairs
MTN Group
Christine Graeff
Director General Communications
European Central Bank
Christof-Ehrhart Christof Ehrhart
Head of corporate communications and responsibility
Deutsche Post
Claire Divver
Group Communications Director
BAE Systems
Claire Dorland Clauzel
Director of Communications & Brands
Michelin
corey-duBrowa Corey duBrowa
EVP /CCO
Salesforce
D'Arcy Rudnay
CCO
Comcast
Dan Bartlett
EVP of Corporate Affairs and Government Relations
Walmart
Darcy Keller
CCO & CMO
FT
Dave-Samson Dave Samson
General Manager of Public Affairs
Chevron
David-Palombi David Palombi
SVP & CCO
CVS Health
David-Roman David Roman
SVP & CMO
Lenovo
debasis-ray Debasis Ray
Head — Communications
Tata Trusts
Deirdre Latour
VP and CCO
GE
Devry Boughner Vorwerk
Corporate VP, Corporate Affairs
Cargill
Ed-Walsh Ed Walsh
SVP - Global Integrated Communications & Events
Phillips
Elliot-Schrage Elliot Schrage
Vice President of Global Communications
Facebook
Eugenio Simioni
Corporate Communications & Public Affairs Director
Nestle
Franz-Paasche Franz Paasche
SVP of Corporate Affairs
PayPal
Geoff Morrell
Group Head of Communications
BP
Hans-Gerd Bode
VP of Communications
Volkswagen
influence100-placeholder Isabel de Paoli
Head Of Group Communications 
Merck KGaA 
frank-shaw Frank X. Shaw
Corporate Vice President, Communications
Microsoft
jake_siewert Jake Siewert
Global Head Of Corporate Communications
Goldman Sachs
jan-runau Jan Runau
CCO
adidas
jane-lawrie Jane Lawrie
Group Communications Director
Tesco
Jay Carney Jay Carney
SVP Corporate Affairs
Amazon
Miguel Veiga-Pestana 
SVP of Corporate Communications & External Affairs 
Reckitt Benckiser 
Jennifer Kuperman
Head of International Corporate Communications
Alibaba
jon-banner Jon Banner
Executive Vice President Communications
Pepsico
jon-iwata Jon Iwata
SVP Chief Brand Officer
IBM
Jonathan Adashek
VP Global Communications and Chief Communications Officer
Nissan
Joy-Tan Joy Tan
President of Global Media and Communications
Huawei
Kate-James Kate James
Chief Corporate Affairs & Global Marketing Officer
Pearson
Kelly-McGinnis Kelly McGinnis
Chief Communications Officer
Levi Strauss
ken-hong Ken Hong
Sr. Director Global Communications
LG
Kim Rubey
Head of Communications
AirBnB
Leslie McGibbon
Corporate Director and Global Head of Communications and Public Affairs
AkzoNobel
Marc-Mathieu Marc Mathieu
CMO, USA
Samsung
marc-prichard Marc Pritchard
Global Brand Building Officer
P&G
Margit-Wennmachers Margit Wennmachers
Partner
Andreesen Horowitz
marie-noelle Marie-Noëlle Brouaux
Executive Communications Director
Carrefour
martin-von-arronet Martin von Arronet
SVP of Corporate Communications
Electrolux
Mary Lynn Carver
CCO
General Mills
Mary-Osako Mary Osako
Senior Vice President, Global Communications
Activision Blizzard
Michael Mullen
SVP of Corporate & Government Affairs
Kraft Heinz
michael-preuss Michael Preuss
Head of Communications and Public Affairs
Bayer
micheal-oneill Mike O'Neill
SVP, Corporate Affairs and Communications 
American Express
Musa Tariq
Chief Brand Officer
Ford
influence100-placeholder Nasser Al Nafisee
VP, Corporate Affairs
Saudi Aramco
Nick Fox
Partner & Director of External Relations
Virgin
nick-ragone Nick Ragone
SVP - Chief Marketing and Communications Officer
Ascension Health
Nigel-Powell Nigel Powell
VP, Global Communications
Nike
Olga Podoinitsyna
Global Head of Communications and Marketing
VTB Capital
oliver-roll Oliver Roll
CCO
Cisco
Paul Cohen
SVP/CCO
Visa
Paulo-Henrique-Soares Paulo Henrique Soares
Director, Corporate Communications
IBRAM
Phil-Thomson Phil Thomson
Senior Vice President, Global Communications
GSK
Pierre-Goad Pierre Goad
Group Head of Human Resources and Communications
HSBC
Pragnya Ram
Group Executive President, Corporate Communications & CSR
Birla Group
Robert-Gibbs Robert Gibbs
Executive Vice President and Global Chief Communications Officer
McDonald’s
roma-balwani Roma Balwani
President, Group Communications, Sustainability & CSR
Vedanta
Roxanne-Taylor Roxanne Taylor
Chief Marketing & Communications Officer
Accenture
Sabia Schwarzer
Head of Communications North America
Allianz
Sally-Susman Sally Susman
Executive Vice President, Policy, External Affairs and Communications
Pfizer
Sarah-Manley Sarah Manley
CMO
Burberry
Simon-Sproule Simon Sproule
Global Director of Marketing and Communications
Aston Martin
Stephen-Doherty Stephen Doherty
Managing Director, Head of Corporate Communications
Barclays
steve-dowling Steve Dowling
VP of Communications
Apple
Steve-John Steve John
Partner, Global Director of Communications at McKinsey & Company
McKinsey
steve-thomas Steve Thomas
Group Head, Corporate Communications
AIA Group
Suzanne-McCarron Suzanne McCarron
VP Public Affairs
ExxonMobil
SY-Lau SY Lau
President of Online Media Group, Senior Executive Vice President
Tencent
collamore-tom Tom Collamore
Senior Vice President, Communications and Strategy and Counselor
US Chamber of Commerce
Tony-Cervone Tony Cervone
SVP Global Communications
GM
Tricia Primrose
Chief Global Communications and Public Affairs Officer at Marriott International
Marriott
Wrenelle-Stander Wrenelle Stander
SVP, Public Affairs
Sasol
Zenia-Mucha Zenia Mucha
CCO, EVP of Corporate Comms
Disney