International CEO advisory agency Teneo launches new workplace in Calgary

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International CEO advisory agency Teneo held a reception this week at Main Tom to announce the official opening of its Calgary workplace and to introduce its managing director right here, Lauren Ramey.

Teneo was created in New York in 2011 and has grown to have a presence in 40 markets all over the world, staffed by greater than 1,400 staff. A Toronto workplace was opened in 2016 and in Montreal in 2020. However after serving a rising variety of purchasers right here from Toronto, Ramey mentioned, “In Canada, it’s important to be in Calgary.”

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From his New York head workplace, Teneo CEO Paul Keary says: “With profitable places of work in Toronto and Montreal, Calgary was the subsequent step to increase our Canadian footprint, and displays the arrogance we’ve got in that market to proceed to be an financial powerhouse for the nation.”

Attending the occasion at Main Tom, world vice-chair James Crossland — who heads the agency’s Canadian enterprise — mentioned: “Calgary was the subsequent goal market in our progress technique — a metropolis that has established itself as a worldwide financial participant, attracting worldwide investments and partnerships from all over the world. Not solely has Calgary positioned itself as a pacesetter on the forefront of the vitality trade, but it surely has made significant efforts to diversify its financial system, making certain long-term financial sustainability and progress.”

Additionally current to welcome Calgary as its latest workplace growth was Teneo world chair Ursula Burns who, after being a shopper of Teneo as CEO of Xerox, joined the agency in 2017.

Most just lately, former Alberta premier Jason Kenney joined Teneo as a senior adviser.

Ramey, an avid skier and hiker, is happy to be primarily based right here, saying that when the Toronto workplace started discussions on increasing into Calgary, she rapidly raised her hand.

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Born in Peterborough, Ont., she earned her BA in political science from McGill, in Montreal, and joined the Authorities of Ontario in quite a lot of positions, together with 4 years as director of communications and planning within the premier’s workplace.

After leaving authorities, Ramey moved to Spain to acquire her masters in communications at IE College Madrid.

After commencement, she took a consulting job in Dubai after which joined Teneo’s Dubai workplace as vice-president, the place for the subsequent two years she supplied strategic communications recommendation to purchasers throughout the Center East in varied industries together with authorities, oil and fuel, finance and know-how.

Ramey says flying into Calgary on extra frequent events to work with Teneo purchasers, she was enthused by the dynamic and vibrant group. “It’s a worldwide metropolis and Calgary is right for our pure growth.”

Initially, her work was primarily in help of CEOs and senior govt purchasers within the conventional vitality industries, however is now offering strategic communications counsel in each the private and non-private sectors throughout a number of markets — backed by the agency’s expansive community of senior advisers.

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She has employed James Mottershead — for the previous 4 years main communications at TransAlta — as senior vice-president of company communications to assist develop the enterprise right here, and plans so as to add extra workers early within the new yr.

Crossland added: “We sit up for supporting the enterprise group right here to satisfy their strategic targets, performing as a trusted adviser to purchasers as they navigate advanced challenges.”

Ramey and Mottershead are settling into their new workplace house on the 28th ground of Telus Sky, which Ramey says offers her superior panoramas of the foothills and mountains she may be very a lot trying ahead to having fun with.


Mairead Lavery, president and CEO of Export Growth Canada, will focus on progress, innovation and collaboration throughout a fireplace chat within the Oak Room of the Fairmont Palliser at a luncheon on Nov. 7. On the occasion, organized by the Eire-Alberta Commerce Affiliation and moderated by Brad Perry, president and CEO of Calgary Financial Growth, she plans on sharing insights into accessing world market alternatives for Alberta’s small and medium-sized enterprises, and focus on EDC’s strategic focus and the sectors that can drive essentially the most progress in Eire for Canadian companies and people in Alberta.

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