Jon Foged has returned to the Kantar Australia family today as CEO of Kantar TNS and Kantar Millward Brown. He replaces Tania Kullmann who has taken an extended sabbatical to spend time with her family.
“Jon is a seasoned CEO with a proven track record, and is both very people-oriented and client-driven. He will no doubt continue the legacy of success that the Kantar Group has achieved in this market,” says WPP AUNZ chief executive Mike Connaghan.
“We welcome him to the WPP AUNZ group and look forward to him leading the Kantar business through its next phase of growth.”
Based out of Melbourne, Jon is returning to live in the city he spent a decade in with Kantar TNS before moving to Singapore where he spent the past five years. He served as Regional Chief Strategy Officer for APAC and CEO of Vietnam, Cambodia and Myanmar and previously MD of the Kantar TNS Singapore business. For the last five months, he also supported the Australian business by caretaking the leadership during Tania Kullmann’s leave of absence.
“I am delighted to return to the Kantar Australia family and look forward to working with the team here and leveraging the outstanding leadership that Tania has shown the organisation and our clients,” says Jon.
“We have a very strong desire to continue working with Tania when she’s ready to return,” adds Connaghan.
“We highly value the kind of talent she brought to our business over many years and we will be exploring opportunities that will allow us to benefit from her wisdom and leadership on an ongoing basis.”