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Mel Edwards

Over the past year, Mel has strengthened Wunderman’s reputation across EMEA as a leading global digital agency. With the courage and commitment to lead 4,500 people towards the future, Mel has spent much of her time focusing on creating a strong culture and building diverse leadership teams within Wunderman. Responsible for 72 offices across 23 markets, Mel recognises the importance of recruiting great talent and then empowering people to do the best work of their careers. Throughout her own career, she has developed industry-leading, future-ready programmes for both clients and staff. For Wunderman, she helped develop ‘Pass It On’ a global initiative designed to provide women with a structured programme to enhance leadership skills, including 1:1 mentoring and direct access to senior executives throughout WPP. Mel is regularly named as one of the most influential people helping to shape the world of digital. She features in some of the most respected awards line-ups, including Campaign’s A List, The Drum’s Digerati and BIMA 100. Most recently, Mel was named one of Ad Age’s European Women To Watch, as well as earning a spot on the Steering Committee for Gender Parity for the World Economic Forum.