Carmen Bekker is a Management Partner at J Walter Thompson and sits on the European Leadership Team. She leads the marketing and business development function across Europe, driving the growth agenda across JWT's group of companies. Carmen also continues to lead global client relationships having worked with Debenhams, Nestle, Unilever, Qatar Airways, AVON and Coty.
Carmen is Co-Chair of the IPA New Business and Marketing group which serves as the voice of new business and marketing excellence.
With over 15 years experience, Carmen began her career in the marketing team of Le Meridien Hotels and Resorts, before moving to Saatchi & Saatchi Sydney and then London where has worked with and led clients including Visa Europe across 26 markets, Proctor & Gamble Olay Europe, Club 18-30, Toyota and Lexus.
Carmen is an Australian who has been living and working in London for over 10 years.