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Mel Edwards is the Global CEO of Wunderman Thompson, a network built to inspire growth for ambitious brands. She oversees 20,000 creatives, data scientists, technologists, and storytellers across 90 markets.A catalyst for business transformation, Mel is recognized as a leader with a proven record of helping marketers anticipate and navigate change. At WPP, Mel successfully led the global brand transition to Wunderman Thompson whilst continuing to expand the agency’s client relationships with Ford, HSBC, Microsoft, Nestle, Pfizer, Unilever, and more. Most recently new clients have included The Coca-Cola Company, Snap and Kyndryl. Mel is recognized as one of the most influential people in digital marketing and advertising, having been featured in Campaign’s A-List, The Drum’s Digerati, HERoes Women Role Models, and Ad Age’s European Women to Watch.Mel currently lives in London with her husband, Rich, and her two teenage children, Honor and Mack.