The Influence 100 2022

2022 Influence 100

Insights: Demographics & Background | Insights: Teams, Budgets, Agencies | Insights: Best & Worst Communicators & Reputations | Insights: Future Challenges and Diversity | Methodology | Crossover Stars | Rising Stars

Against the backdrop of continuing pandemic disruption, Russia’s war on Ukraine, and major economic, societal and environmental upheaval, major corporations and brands are facing intense consumer, media and stakeholder scrutiny. And their senior communications and PR executives are expected to deliver more than ever, faster than ever. Meanwhile, smart CEOs have recognised that trusted communications counsel is not only integral to reputation and transformation, but is business-critical in such uncertain times — and the 100 names on our 2022 list provide ample evidence of this recognition.

Read more about the methodology used to identify the Influence 100 here.


Abey Mokgwatsane Abey Mokgwatsane
Chief Marketing Officer
Investec
Abhinav Kumar Abhinav Kumar
Chief Marketing & Communications Officer, Global Markets
Tata Consultancy Services
Alan VanderMolen Alan VanderMolen
Chief Communications Officer
SC Johnson
Alison Lewis Alison Lewis
Chief Growth Officer
Kimberley Clark
Anders Bylund Anders Bylund
Head of Group Communications
Interogo Holdings (IKEA)
Andreas Bartels Andreas Bartels
Head of communications
Lufthansa
Andy Pharoah Andy Pharoah
VP, Corporate Affairs & Sustainability
Mars
Anthony Chiejina Anthony Chiejina
Group Head of Corporate Communications
Dangote Group
Barbara Schädler Barbara Schädler
Head of Group Communications
Roche
Beatriz Perez Beatriz Perez
SVP, Chief Communications, Sustainability & Strategic Partnerships Officer
Coca-Cola
Blanca  Juti Blanca Juti
Chief Communications & Public Affairs Officer
L'Oreal
Brian Lott Brian Lott
Chief Communications Officer
Mubadala
Chen Lifang Chen Lifang
President of the Public Affairs & Communications Dept
Huawei
Cheryl Goh Cheryl Goh
Group VP, Marketing & Sustainability
Grab
Chris Leong Chris Leong
CMO
Schneider Electric
Christina Smedley Christina Smedley
Chief Marketing & Communications Officer
Lightspark
Christine Heffernan Christine Heffernan
Group communications director
Tesco
Conny Braams Conny Braams
Chief Digital & Commercial Officer
Unilever
Corey duBrowa Corey duBrowa
VP Global Communications & Public Affairs
Google/Alphabet
Corley Kenna Corley Kenna
Head of Communications & Policy
Patagonia
Craig Buchholz Craig Buchholz
SVP Global Communications
GM
Cristina Jones Cristina Jones
Chief Marketing & Engagement Officer
Salesforce.org
Damon Jones Damon Jones
Chief Communications Officer
P&G
Dan Bartlett Dan Bartlett
EVP Corporate Affairs
Walmart
Dara Treseder Dara Treseder
Chief Marketing & Communications Officer
Peloton
Dominic Redfearn Dominic Redfearn
Global Brand & Communications Director
Diageo
Dominique Wood-Benneteau Dominique Wood-Benneteau
Head of Global Communication and Brand
ENGIE
Dustee Jenkins Dustee Jenkins
Global Head of Public Affairs
Spotify
Edward Skyler Edward Skyler
EVP Global Public Affairs
Citi
Erica Matthews Erica Matthews
Head of International Corporate Affairs
Alibaba
Erika Song Erika Song
Director of Marketing Operations
Gilead Sciences
Frank X. Shaw Frank X. Shaw
Corporate VP, Communications
Microsoft
Franz Paasche Franz Paasche
SVP, Corporate Affairs & Communications
PayPal
Helaine Klasky Helaine Klasky
Chief Communications Officer
Activision Blizzard
Hilary McQuaide Hilary McQuaide
Head of Communications
TikTok
Jan Runau Jan Runau
Chief Corporate Communications Officer
Adidas
Jane Lawrie Jane Lawrie
Global head of corporate affairs
KPMG
Janine Pelosi Janine Pelosi
Chief Marketing Officer
Zoom
Jay Carney Jay Carney
SVP, Global Corporate Affairs
Amazon
Jennifer Khoury Jennifer Khoury
CCO
Comcast
Jennifer Skyler Jennifer Skyler
Chief Corporate Affairs Officer
American Express
Jill Hazelbaker Jill Hazelbaker
SVP, Communications & Public Policy
Uber
Jill Kramer Jill Kramer
Chief Marketing & Communications Officer
Accenture
Jon Banner Jon Banner
EVP, Communications & President, Pepsico Foundation
PepsiCo
Jonathan Adashek Jonathan Adashek
Chief Communications Officer
IBM
Joseph Evangelisti Joseph Evangelisti
Head of Worldwide Corporate Communications
JP Morgan
Julia Goldin Julia Goldin
EVP & Global CMO
Lego Group
Karine Jean-Pierre Karine Jean-Pierre
Press Secretary
The White House
Kate Cronin Kate Cronin
Chief Brand Officer
Moderna
Kathy Krenger Kathy Krenger
Chief Communications Officer
Kraft Heinz
Kelly McGinnis Kelly McGinnis
SVP & Chief Communications Officer
Levi Strauss
Khalid Al-Mulhim Khalid Al-Mulhim
VP Corporate Affairs
Saudi Aramco
Kristin Huguet Quayle Kristin Huguet Quayle
Head of Global Corporate Communications
Apple
Kristina Schake Kristina Schake
Senior Executive Vice President & Chief Communications Officer
The Walt Disney Company
Lars Erik Grønntun Lars Erik Grønntun
COO & CMO
Kahoot
Lisa Gibby Lisa Gibby
SVP Corporate Communications & Public Affairs
Nestle
Lisa Tremble Lisa Tremble
Corporate Affairs & Sustainability Director
British Airways
Lorenza Pigozzi Lorenza Pigozzi
Group Communications Director
Mediobanca
Louise Evans Louise Evans
Director External Corporate Communications
Jaguar Land Rover
Marcel Marcondes Marcel Marcondes
Chief Marketing Officer
AB InBev
Marcela Velasco Cámara Marcela Velasco Cámara
Director of Corporate Marketing
Telcel
Marian Salzman Marian Salzman
SVP, Global Communications
PMI
Marie von Seyfried Marie von Seyfried
Head of Global External Corporate Comms
AstraZeneca
Mark Truby Mark Truby
VP, Global Communications
Ford Motor Company
Masayoshi Shirayanagi Masayoshi Shirayanagi
Chief Officer, External & Public Affairs Group
Toyota
Matthias Berninger Matthias Berninger
EVP Public Affairs, Science, Sustainablity and HSE
Bayer
Melissa Selcher Melissa Selcher
Chief Marketing & Communications Officer
LinkedIn
Michael Gonda Michael Gonda
SVP, Chief Communications Officer
McDonald’s
Miguel Veiga-Pestana Miguel Veiga-Pestana
SVP Corporate Affairs & Sustainability
Reckitt
Nick Clegg Nick Clegg
President, Public Affairs
Facebook
Nicola Green Nicola Green
Corporate Affairs Director
Virgin Media O2 (new role)
Nigel Powell Nigel Powell
EVP, Chief Communications Officer
Nike
Nontokozo Madonsela Nontokozo Madonsela
CMO
Momentum Metropolitan Holdings
Paroma Roy Chowdhury Paroma Roy Chowdhury
SVP & Corporate Communications Head
Byju’s
Patricia Malavez Patricia Malavez
Communications and Digital Superintendent
Fundacao Getulio Vargas
Paul Cohen Paul Cohen
SVP Chief Communications Officer
Visa
Peter O’Sullivan Peter O’Sullivan
Director, Group Brand
Woolworths Group
Phil Thomson Phil Thomson
President, Global Affairs
GSK
Rachel Whetstone Rachel Whetstone
Chief Communications Officer
Netflix
Raja Rajamannar Raja Rajamannar
Chief Marketing & Communications Officer; President, Healthcare
Mastercard
Ritu Jhingon Ritu Jhingon
Group director, Communications & CEO, Nand Ghar
Vedanta
Rosanna Fiske Rosanna Fiske
Global Chief Communications Officer
Royal Caribbean Group
Rupen Desai Rupen Desai
CMO
Dole Sunshine
Sabia Schwarzer Sabia Schwarzer
Global Head of Communication, Brand and Corporate Affairs
Merck
Sally Susman Sally Susman
EVP & Chief Corporate Affairs Officer
Pfizer
Siva Govindasamy Siva Govindasamy
VP Public Affairs
Singapore Airlines
Stacey Tank Stacey Tank
Chief Corporate Affairs & Transformation Officer
Heineken
Stella Low Stella Low
CCO
HP (new role)
Stephen Doherty Stephen Doherty
Chief Brand & Corporate Affairs Officer
Aviva
Steve John Steve John
Chief Communications Officer
HSBC
Sujit Patil Sujit Patil
VP & Head, Corporate Brand & Communications
Godrej Industries
Susan Byrnes Susan Byrnes
Chief Communications Officer
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Thulani Sibeko Thulani Sibeko
Chief Brand & Marketing Officer
Standard Bank
Tori Cowley Tori Cowley
Group CCO
HKEX Group
Torod Neptune Torod Neptune
Chief Communications Officer
Medtronic
Tricia Primrose Tricia Primrose
Chief Global Communications & Public Affairs Officer
Marriott
Valerie Tan Valerie Tan
VP Public Relations, Social Media & Internal Communications
Emirates
Wendy Lund Wendy Lund
Chief Communications Officer
Organon
YH Lee YH Lee
Global CMO
Samsung