Annika Engineer
Annika Engineer

Teneo has hired Annika Engineer, who did a 15-year stint at Edelman, as managing director for strategy & communications.

She exited Edelman in 2019 as executive VP, corporate reputation & crisis management.

At the No. 1 independent firm, Engineer handled issues including product recalls, antitrust, data breaches, behavioral misconduct and matters across the reputation risk and crisis lifecycle.

She also led global and integrated communications for Facebook, MTA, McKesson and Pepsico.

Engineer joins Teneo from Real Chemistry, where she served as practice leader for corporate strategy & crisis management.

At the No. 2 independent firm, she engineered thought leadership efforts for Takeda Business, served as client relationship lead for Johnson & Johnson and worked on client and non-profit vaccine hesitancy initiatives including pro-bono work for The Ad Council and Black Coalition Against COVID-19.

Engineer, who has worked in India, UK, United Arab Emirates and China, began her PR career at Burson-Marsteller.