The Influence 100 2019
Charting the future of public relations

The 2019 Influence 100

Intro & Methodology | Profiles | Demographics & Background | Teams, Budgets & Agencies | Challenges, Diversity & Influencers |  Inspiration & Most Admired | Crossover Stars | Rising Stars

The Holmes Report's Influence 100 recognises the most important and influential in-house communicators from around the world.

Major corporations are facing more intense public and media scrutiny than ever. And their senior communications and PR executives are expected to deliver more than ever, from insights and strategy, to creative content across multiple channels, to bottom-line results. Meanwhile, smart CEOs realize that a trusted communications advisor is integral to their — and their organisation’s — reputation and business success.

Read more about the methodology used to identify the Influence 100 here.

abey-mokgwatsane-2019-influence-100 Abey Mokgwatsane
Managing Executive of Brand
Vodacom
alessandro-de-pestel-2019-influence-100 Alessandro de Pestel
Chief Marketing Officer
UnderArmour
aline-santos-2019-influence-100 Aline Santos
EVP Global EVO Marketing & Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer
Unilever
anders-bylund-2018-influence-100 Anders Bylund
Head of Group Communications
Interogo Holdings (IKEA)
andreas-gall-2018-influence-100 Andreas Gall
Chief Innovation Officer
Red Bull Media House
andrew-parker-2019-influence-100 Andrew Parker
Group Executive, Government, Industry, International & Sustainability
Qantas
andrew-pirie-2019-influence-100 Andrew Pirie
General Manager Corporate Relations
Spark New Zealand
andy-pharoah-2019-influence-100 Andy Pharoah
Vice President, Corporate Affairs, Strategic Initiatives & Sustainability
Mars
ann-mukjerjee-2019-influence-100 Ann Mukherjee
Global Chief Marketing Officer
SC Johnson
antoine-arnault-2019-influence-100 Antoine Arnault
Head of Communication & Image
LVMH
beatrice-dautresme-2019-influence-100 Beatrice Dautresme
Executive Vice-President Corporate Communications & External Affairs
L'Oreal
beatriz-perez-2019-influence-100 Beatriz Perez
SVP, Chief Communications, Public Affairs, Sustainability & Marketing Assets Officer
Coca-Cola
brian-lott-2019-influence-100 Brian Lott
Chief Communications Officer
Mubadala
catherine-blades-2019-influence-100 Catherine Blades
SVP, Chief ESG & Communications Officer
Aflac
cheryl-goh-2019-influence-100 Cheryl Goh
Group VP Marketing
Grab
chris-lehane-2019-influence-100 Chris LeHane
Head of Global Policy & Communications
AirBnB
christine-graeff-2019-influence-100 Christine Graeff
Director General Communications
European Central Bank
constantin-birnstiel-2019-influence-100 Constantin Birnstiel
SVP Group Communications
Merck KGaA 
corey-cubrowa-2019-influence-100 Corey duBrowa
VP Global Communications & Public Affairs
Google
darcy-rudnay-2019-influence-100 D'Arcy Rudnay
CCO & SVP, Corporate Communications
Comcast
dan-bartlett-2019-influence-100 Dan Bartlett
EVP Corporate Affairs
Walmart
dave-samson-2019-influence-100 Dave Samson
General Manager Public Affairs
Chevron
Deborah Yeh
Chief Marketing Officer
Sephora
dena-cook-2019-influence-100 Dena Cook
EVP, Head of Global Communications & PR
Mattel
devry-boughner-vorwerk-2019-influence-100 Devry Boughner Vorwerk
Corporate VP, Global Corporate Affairs
Cargill
dominique-wood-benneteau-2019-influence-100 Dominique Wood-Benneteau
Director of Communications, Group & France
Carrefour
dustee-jenkins-2019-influence-100 Dustee Tucker Jenkins
Global Head of Communications & PR
Spotify
ed-walsh-2019-influence-100 Ed Walsh
Chief Marketing & E-Commerce Officer
Phillips
elizabeth-rutledge-2019-influence-100 Elizabeth Rutledge
Chief Marketing Officer
American Express
erzsi-sousa-2019-influence-100 Erzsi Sousa
Head of Brand Marketing
Stripe
eugenion-simioni-2019-influence-100 Eugenio Simioni
Group Corporate Communication & Public Affairs Director
Nestlé
frank-x-shaw-2019-influence-100 Frank X. Shaw
Corporate Vice President, Communications
Microsoft
franz-paasche-2019-influence-100 Franz Paasche
SVP, Corporate Affairs & Communications
PayPal
geoff-morrell-2019-influence-100 Geoff Morrell
Group Head of Communications & External Affairs
BP
giuseppina-buonfantino-2019-influence-100 Giuseppina Buonfantino
Chief Marketing Officer
Kimberly-Clark
jake-siewert-2019-influence-100 Jake Siewert
Global Head of Corporate Communications
Goldman Sachs
jan-runau-2019-influence-100 Jan Runau
Chief Corporate Communications Officer
Adidas
jay-carney-2019-influence-100 Jay Carney
SVP, Global Corporate Affairs
Amazon
jennifer-kuperman-2019-influence-100 Jennifer Kuperman
Head of International Corporate Affairs
Alibaba Group
jenny-campbell-2019-influence-100 Jenny Campbell
Chief Marketing Officer
Tinder
jerilan-greene-2019-influence-100 Jerilan Greene
Chief Communications & Public Affairs Officer
Yum! Brands
jill-hazelbaker-2019-influence-100 Jill Hazelbaker
SVP, Communications & Public Policy
Uber
john-banner-2019-influence-100 Jon Banner
EVP, Communications & President, Pepsico Foundation
PepsiCo
joy-tan-2019-influence-100 Joy Tan
President of Global Media & Communications
Huawei
julia-goldin-2019-influence-100 Julia Goldin
EVP & Global Chief Marketing Officer
Lego Group
kaisa-lipponen-2019-influence-100 Kaisa Lipponen
SVP, Communications & Sustainability
Paulig Group
karen-kahn-2019-influence-100 Karen Kahn
Chief Communications Officer
HP
kathryn-metcalfe-2019-influence-100 Kathryn Metcalfe
Chief Communications Officer
CVS Health
kc-kavanagh-2019-influence-100 KC Kavanagh
Global Chief Communications Officer
Bacardi
keith-hann-2019-influence-100 Keith Hann
Director of Corporate Affairs
Iceland
kelly-mcGinnis-2019-influence-100 Kelly McGinnis
SVP & Chief Communications Officer
Levi Strauss
kenneth-hong-2019-influence-100 Ken Hong
Head of Global Corporate Communications
LG Electronics
kirsten-gorsuch-2019-influence-100 Kirsten Gorsuch
Chief Communications Officer
UnitedHealthcare
kristen-binns-2019-influence-100 Kristen Binns
SVP & Chief Communications Officer
Activision Blizzard
kristin-lemkau-2019-influence-100 Kristin Lemkau
Chief Marketing Officer
JPMorgan Chase
lorenza-pigozzi-2019-influence-100 Lorenza Pigozzi
Group Communications Director
Mediobanca
luca-virginio-2019-influence-100 Luca Virginio
Chief Communication & External Relations Officer
Barilla
marc-pritchard-2019-influence-100 Marc Pritchard
Chief Brand Officer
P&G
margit-wennmachers-2019-influence-100 Margit Wennmachers
Operating Partner
Andreesen Horowitz
marian-salzman-2019-influence-100 Marian Salzman
Senior Vice President, Global Communications
PMI
mark-truby-2019-influence-100 Mark Truby
Vice President, Global Communications
Ford Motor Company
matthias-berninger-2019-influence-100 Matthias Berninger
SVP Public & Government Affairs
Bayer
michael-mand-2019-influence-100 Michael Mand
Chief Communications Officer
CAA
michael-mullen-2019-influence-100 Michael Mullen
SVP of Corporate & Government Affairs
Kraft Heinz
michael-sneed-2019-influence-100 Michael Sneed
Worldwide VP, Global Corporate Affairs & Chief Communication Officer
Johnson & Johnson
michelle-russo-2019-influence-100 Michelle Russo
Chief Communications Officer
US Chamber of Commerce
nabeel-al-jama-2019-influence-100 Nabeel al-Jama
VP, Corporate Affairs
Saudi Aramco
nick-clegg-2019-influence-100 Nick Clegg
Vice President of Global Affairs & Communications
Facebook
nick-fox-2019-influence-100 Nick Fox
Chief Communications Officer
Virgin
nick-ragone-2019-influence-100 Nick Ragone
EVP, Chief Marketing & Communications Officer
Ascension Health
nigel-powell-2019-influence-100 Nigel Powell
EVP, Chief Communications Officer
Nike
olga-podoinitsyna-2019-influence-100 Olga Podoinitsyna
Global Head of Communications & Marketing
VTB Capital
omar-zaafrani-2019-influence-100 Omar Zaafrani
Senior Vice President, Group Communications
Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC)
paul-cohen-2019-influence-100 Paul Cohen
SVP Chief Communications Officer
Visa
paulo-henrique-soares-2019-influence-100 Paulo Henrique Soares
Corporate Communication Director
IBRAM — Instituto Brasileiro de Mineração
phil-thomson-2019-influence-100 Phil Thomson
President, Global Affairs
GSK
pradipta-bagchi-2019-influence-100 Pradipta Bagchi
Chief Communications Officer
Tata Sons
rachel-whetstone-2019-influence-100 Rachel Whetstone
Chief Marketing Officer
Netflix
raja-rajamannar-2019-influence-100 Raja Rajamannar
Chief Marketing & Communications Officer; President, Healthcare
MasterCard
ray-day-2019-influence-100 Ray Day
Chief Communications Officer
IBM
robert-gibbs-2019-influence-100 Robert Gibbs
Chief Communications Officer & EVP of Corporate Relations
McDonald’s
sabia-schwarzer-2019-influence-100 Sabia Schwarzer
Global Head of Communications & Responsibility
Allianz
sally-susman-2019-influence-100 Sally Susman
EVP & Chief Corporate Affairs Officer
Pfizer
shannon-brayton-2019-influence-100 Shannon Stubo Brayton
Chief Marketing Officer
LinkedIn
stella-low-2019-influence-100 Stella Low
Chief Communications Officer
Cisco
stephen-doherty-2019-influence-100 Stephen Doherty
Group Head of Corporate Relations
Barclays
steve-dowling-2019-influence-100 Steve Dowling
VP, Communications
Apple
steve-john-2019-influence-100 Steve John
Partner, Global Director of Communications
McKinsey
steve-thomas-2019-influence-100 Steve Thomas
Head of Group Branding & Communications
AIA
sujit-patil-2019-influence-100 Sujit Patil
VP & Head Corporate Brand & Communications
Godrej Industries
suzanne-mcCarron-2019-influence-100 Suzanne McCarron
VP Public & Government Affairs
ExxonMobil
sy-lau-2019-influence-100 SY Lau
Chairman, Group Marketing & Global Branding
Tencent
tony-cervone-2019-influence-100 Tony Cervone
SVP Global Communications
General Motors
tony-cudmore-2019-influence-100 Tony Cudmore
Group Sustainability & Public Policy Officer
BHP Billiton
torod-neptune-2019-influence-100 Torod Neptune
Worldwide Group VP & Chief Communications Officer
Lenovo
tricia-primrose-2019-influence-100 Tricia Primrose
Chief Global Communications & Public Affairs Officer
Marriott
valerie-tan-2019-influence-100 Valerie Tan
VP Public Relations, Social Media & Internal Communications
Emirates
wIll-valentine-2019-influence-100 Will Valentine
Vice President, Head of Communications
Lyft
younghee-lee-2019-influence-100 Younghee Lee
Global CMO
Samsung
zenia-mucha-2019-influence-100 Zenia Mucha
CCO & EVP, Corporate Communications
Disney