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Home arrow Marketing Research News arrow Company News and Announcements January-June 2009 arrow TNS Announces Its New Global Senior Management Team
TNS Announces Its New Global Senior Management Team PDF Print E-mail
Written by TNS   
01 Apr 2009
Following the recent merger of TNS with Research International, TNS, the world’s largest custom research business, has announced its new Senior Global Management Team.   

The Global Management Team will be responsible for overseeing the development and success of the newly merged business alongside Bob Meyers as Chairman and Pedro Ros as CEO, who will have day-to-day management of the combined business.

Supporting Pedro in this task is Mike Gettle, who previously held the role of CFO for Millward Brown, and will be taking up his new role as CFO/COO for TNS.  Mike will also continue to be part of the integration committee responsible for TNS’ merger into the larger Kantar group.  Supporting Mike is David Errington in his new role as Global Commercial Director for TNS.

Jamie Hall will head up the ALM region as CEO Asia Pacific, Latin America, and Middle East & Africa (ALM). Jamie will be closely supported by Heather Payne as TNS Regional Director for Korea, Japan, China and Taiwan. Heather will also take responsibility for the company’s International Research Centre and the combined operations of Hong Kong and Singapore.

In the US, David Kieselstein will be CEO North America.  David will be working with Bridget Armstrong who will become Executive Vice President US Consumer Sector Head.  In Europe, Judith Passingham retains her role as CEO Europe and Denis Delmas is Deputy Managing Director Europe.  Denis will also have responsibility for Global Marketing Communications

Reviewing and developing TNS’ overall client offer will be the responsibility of Kirk Ward who moves across from his position as Global Product Development Director at Research International to become Offer Development and Integration Director at TNS.  

Also taking positions on TNS’ Senior Global Management Team is Stephen Factor who retains his role as the Global Head of the Consumer Sector and will be responsible for the TNS Global Account Programme. Also Jordi Ferrer becomes Strategy and Corporate Development Director.  

Furthermore, Research International’s former Group Human Resources Director Catherine Connolly will now become Global Head of Human Resources for the merged business.

Pedro Ros, CEO of TNS said:
“I am very excited by the combined wealth of talent we have within the merged business.  Both Research International and TNS bring different strengths to the table in terms of their solutions and research insight, and this is reflected in the level of knowledge and experience within the Senior Global Management Team.  Over the coming months it is the team’s responsibility to ensure that our combined offer reflects our position as the world’s largest custom business, as we begin to shape the future of the research industry.”

London - March 2009
 
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