MEC appoints Marie-Claire Barker as global chief talent officer

MUMBAI: MEC,, today announced the appointment of Marie-Claire Barker as its first global chief talent officer. 


She will work with the agency’s global CEO Charles Courtier with the aim to discipline leaders and people and culture teams around the world, to deliver a consistent talent strategy and approach as to how MEC attracts, evaluates, motivates and grows their people.


Talking about her new responsibility, Barker said, “I want to be in a business with a palpable culture.  MEC’s talent manifesto, which encourages each employee to thrive within the context of work, is something that really intrigues me.”


“I have a strong desire to change the face of talent management in our industry, so operating in an environment that encourages uniqueness and innovation in a culture where employees feel there are no barriers to reaching their potential is what has drawn me to MEC,” she added.


Barker previously worked with Ogilvy Group for six years where she worked as chief talent officer, responsible for driving and delivering talent strategy for their 22,000 staff, globally. 


Commenting on the appointment Courtier said, “Marie-Claire has an absolute passion for the growth and development of people, and I know that she’s looking forward to working with MEC leaders to drive a culture where each employee is able to contribute in a meaningful way to improve business results, and reach their own personal potential.”

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