Rob Flaherty: Power List 2015

CEO and president, Ketchum

2015 rank: 23
2014 rank: 24

By Ray Kotcher, chairman, Ketchum

Having worked with Rob Flaherty for more than 20 years, his credibility and integrity define him as a leader.

He is passionate about our business and has a deep belief in the power of communication to effect change. Rob is committed to sharing his expertise at gatherings such as the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, where he regularly moderates panels on health issues.

He is ardent about literacy and gender equality in education and this drives Ketchum’s long-standing, global, pro-bono partnership with Room to Read.

Also, Rob is one of the top client counsellors in our industry: His razor-sharp advice is sought by Ketchum clients and non-clients alike. He embodies the values of the firm and cares deeply about the distinctive Ketchum culture. He has a strong commitment to developing talent, serving as a mentor to many throughout the agency and the industry.

Finally, Rob believes PR is entering an explosive new era in which we will provide unprecedented value – I have no doubt he is right.

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