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Charles Lankester

EVP, Global Reputation & Risk Management,

Ruder Finn

Charles has built a career in reputation management and corporate communications. He understands the business of delivering results whilst balancing the requirements and interests of numerous, complex stakeholders. His areas of specialism include reputation risk mitigation, communications and social media strategy. He has worked in Europe (London) and Asia-Pacific (Hong Kong, Singapore, China and South Korea). Prior to joining Ruder Finn in 2014, he held leadership positions at many of the world’s most respected communications firms including Edelman, Ogilvy and Weber Shandwick. With a career built across Asia-Pacific and Europe, Charles has represented some of world’s best-known corporations and brands including Coca-Cola, L’Oréal, Visa, Johnson & Johnson, Credit Suisse and Roche. He has also advised the Governments of Hong Kong, Singapore and the United Kingdom.