Robert Mead

Robert Mead

Vice Chairman, Teneo Holdings

Robert Mead is a Vice Chairman with Teneo. He has deep expertise in brand and reputation management and has advised the senior leadership of many high-profile organizations and corporations in managing through strategic transformations, acquisitions, financial/legal crises and regulatory challenges. His clients have included the United Nations, General Motors, Caremark, UBS, Rosneft and United Airlines.

Prior to joining Teneo, Mr. Mead was Senior Vice President of Marketing and Communications for Aetna, responsible for Aetna’s brand, marketing, communications, public affairs and social responsibility functions, as well as the Aetna Foundation. He was also a member of Aetna’s Executive Committee, the senior governing body for the company.

Previously, Mr. Mead was a partner at Brunswick Group LLP, an international corporate and financial communications consulting firm. Prior to joining Brunswick, he was the President of Gavin Anderson & Co., a global consulting firm specializing in financial and public affairs; and before that, President of Sawyer Miller Consulting. He spent his early career in politics and government in Texas.

Mr. Mead received his bachelor’s degree and attended the Executive M.B.A. program at the University of Texas; as well as executive programs in finance, management, marketing and product development at Texas, Babson College, Kellogg and MIT Sloan.