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Chief Operating Officer, Weber Shandwick EMEA

Jonas Palmqvist is Chief Operating Officer, Weber Shandwick EMEA, with responsibility for the overall, day-to-day operation of the region. He heads the Operations Board and as a member of the EMEA senior management team, plays a critical part in the continued focus on innovative, higher-value consulting services and further development of the agency’s role as a strategic partner and trusted advisor to clients.

Jonas brings a proven track record in client service innovation and operational excellence. Having worked closely with Weber Shandwick’s global and regional senior management teams since 2014, he has been key to the integration of Prime into the broader Weber Shandwick network, following the acquisition.

During his almost 14 years with Prime, Jonas has developed and overseen the agency’s long-term strategy of thought leadership and attracting best talent. During his time as COO, industry accolades for the team include being named to the list of Contagious Pioneers, a ranking of the “best and bravest” agencies from around the globe that consistently set the standard for excellence and innovation in marketing, for two years in a row (2016, 2017) and being the most-awarded PR agency at Cannes (2010-2016).

Over the years, as a strategist and client experience leader, Jonas has managed a broad range of national and international communications initiatives for clients in the automotive, gaming, industrial and retail sectors. His international client experience includes H&M, IKEA, Nasdaq, SCA, Skanska and Volvo.

Prior to joining Prime, Jonas was CEO of United Minds and before that CEO of the OTW, a media group focused on editorial communications and content strategy. In addition, he has a wealth of experience drawn from multiple political and issues management assignments, including time served in the government as a political adviser to the Prime Minister of Sweden, Carl Bildt. Jonas has a degree in Political Science from Gothenburg University.

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