Teneo News: Teneo’s London Strategic Communications Operations Combine Under One Brand

Teneo is a global advisory firm that works exclusively with the CEOs and leaders of the world’s largest and most complex companies providing strategic counsel across their full panoply of key objectives and issues.

Comprised of the most senior talent, we work collaboratively to solve the most complex issues. Our teams integrate the disciplines of strategic communications, investment banking, management consulting, business intelligence, talent development, digital analytics, corporate governance, government affairs and corporate restructuring to solve for the most complex business and reputational challenges and opportunities. The Firm was founded in June 2011 by Declan Kelly, Doug Band and Paul Keary and now has more than 550 employees located in 14 offices around the world.

The Teneo Way

A unique way of solving global issues

For CEOs and global leaders, the organizations they run and the worlds in which they operate offer great opportunities and equally significant risks. Teneo knows that while the fundamental roles and responsibilities of the contemporary CEO and leader have not changed, the environment in which they develop and execute their strategy has been radically transformed. The interconnectedness of the issues they face and the speed at which these challenges evolve, expand or even evaporate are unprecedented. Information travels around the world instantly, regulation is clouding certainty, and technical innovation has shifted the balance of power to new audiences and more stakeholders. As a result, decision cycles are compressed, actionable insights are difficult to acquire, and the implications of strategy are global. Teneo believes that three core disruptors are changing the lives of CEOs: (i) technology and social media; (ii) financial market volatility; and (iii) geopolitical uncertainty.


With these disruptors as a backdrop, Teneo embodies an entirely new approach to CEO advisory services, an approach that stems from this worldview that we call the Teneo Way. It is our role and mission to look at the world through the eyes of the CEO, and we deploy our twelve operating divisions to guide the leaders of corporations, governments and not-for-profit institutions through this uncertainty. The Teneo Way is a new model of strategic counsel; one with a fully integrated and cross-disciplinary approach and extraordinary versatility; one that allows a CEO to see around corners, with anywhere, anytime, trusted counsel, and access to a team that is highly-specialized and always senior led.

Teneo Global Locations

From Asia to the Americas, Europe to the Middle East, Teneo has a dedicated group of professionals working around the clock in key markets throughout the world.

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Teneo Partners

Billie Jean King

Teneo is a proud partner of Billie Jean King across her business and philanthropic endeavors. Philanthropy is deeply-ingrained in Teneo’s culture, and we are committed to supporting Billie Jean and the Billie Jean King Leadership Initiative to support the next generation of leaders. The BJKLI is an ambitious and motivated endeavor whose sole focus is to move the needle on issues impacting diverse talent globally.

Graeme McDowell

Teneo is proud to partner with champion golfer, Graeme McDowell, in a variety of ways, including charitable giving. We are a primary sponsor of Graeme on the U.S. and European PGA Tours. We are extremely proud of this work, this association and this partnership.

Cornell University

Teneo’s strategic partnership with The Johnson School of Business at Cornell University leverages its executive education expertise to help develop Teneo leaders and other global executives in The Teneo Way. The partnership is designed to help equip the next generation of CEOs and senior executives with the skills and competencies required to combat volatile markets, geopolitical winds and other disruptors facing global businesses. Teneo’s partnership with Cornell also brings together the best minds from around the globe in intimate, unique and private settings to tackle the leadership challenges of today and tomorrow through real-world experiences, dialogue and exchange.