Chairman, Teneo International
Charles Watson is the Chairman of Teneo Holdings International. He joined Teneo’s senior management team in January 2015 with specific responsibility for leading the growth of the Firm outside of the U.S., across all 12 of its operating divisions.
Mr. Watson is a highly experienced business leader across the field of professional services and the communications sector. He was previously the Group CEO of global strategic communications consultancy, Financial Dynamics, where in 2003 he led the business’s MBO and then its subsequent sale to FTI Consulting Inc. in 2006.
During his 10 year tenure as Financial Dynamics CEO, he oversaw the business’s growth from its London origins to one of the world’s leading international communications consultancies, with over 700 professionals operating in over 25 offices around the world. This involved completing over 15 acquisitions in different geographic markets. Following the sale of the business to FTI Consulting, he became a member of FTI’s senior group management team for the next four years.
In 2011, Mr. Watson moved on to take the chair of a number of private companies including the Karma Communications Group, where he oversaw the acquisition and integration of several leading marketing services and digital communications agencies, creating one of the largest independent marketing services agency groups in the London market.