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Carolyn Carter

Carolyn Carter


President and chief executive (EMEA)


Grey Global Group

Work Telephone

+44 (0)20 7636 3399.


215-227 Great Portland Street, London, W1W


2nd November 1955


My own playlist.


The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini - simultaneously devastating and inspiring.

Breakfast radio show

Ritual viewing of Squawk Box instead.

Career history

1980s: up the ranks at Grey New York. 1988: executive vice-president, Grey New York. 1996: moved to London as global account director on Mars. 2000: president EMEA,Grey Worldwide. 2002: president EMEA, Grey Global Group. 2004: chief executive officer Grey Global Group EMEA.

Daily newspaper

Financial Times, The Wall Street Journal Europe.

Everyone's saying

Always composed and immaculately turned out, Carter has navigated the politics surrounding Grey's takeover by WPP well. So far, not much has changed, but expect the pressure gauge to rise in the coming months.


Fabulous husband.

Favourite ad

I still love Guinness 'noitulove' every time I see it.

Favourite technology

My Nokia.

Greatest achievement

Grey EMEA turnaround.

Magazine (pleasure)

Vanity Fair.

Magazine (professional)

The Economist (and Campaign, of course!).

Most humbling experience


Most-admired entrepreneur

Steve Jobs - for innovation, imagination and personal passion.

Sunday newspaper

The Sunday Times, The New York Times.

TV programme

I'm addicted to Lost.



What car do you own

Hate to drive.

What principle defines your working life

Satisfy yourself and set your standards high.

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