Kantar appoints Chris Jansen as Group CEO

Chris Jansen Kantar

As per the role, Chris Jansen will help to further the business momentum of Kantar and work towards the transformational journey for the organization.

Kantar announces the appointment of Chris Jansen as Group Chief Executive Officer, effective 1 November 2021.

Chris Jansen joins Kantar with more than 20 years of leadership experience in the services sector, from brand building to service delivery transformation, alongside a background in classic FMCG marketing, and more. He is currently the CEO of Cognita, working at the organization for the last six years. Prior to that, he led the Automobile Association to a stock market flotation in 2014. Chris held leadership roles, and Board positions at both British Gas and British Airways, having started his early career at Procter & Gamble.  

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Announcing the appointment, Adam Crozier, Chairman, Kantar, commented, “Chris’ track record of building great companies, as well as his entrepreneurial and competitive spirit, further strengthens the leadership team we have been building over the past 18 months. Chris is a highly people-centric leader who understands the importance a strong culture plays in delivering outstanding results. As we continue on our transformation journey at Kantar and build on our recent business momentum, Chris’ leadership will be instrumental in fulfilling the ambition that we have for Kantar.”

Of his appointment, Chris Jansen, Group CEO, Kantar, commented, “Kantar is rightly regarded as a world leader in data and insights led consultancy and has an outstanding reputation with its clients. This is a result of having outstanding people, and I am really looking forward to working very closely with the Kantar team. We have an exciting future ahead, as we continue to embrace advanced analytics and the latest technology in order to better serve our clients.”



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