Phillipe Maze-Sencier, who is global public affairs chair at Hill & Knowlton, will join Teneo in France as president on April 2.
Based in Brussels, Maze-Sencier has counseled H&K clients across Europe, Asia and North America, and launched its geopolitical advisory.
He exits H&K ahead of its merger with BCW to create Burson.
Prior to H&K, Maze-Sencier was managing director with McLarty Associates in Washington and Brussels, focused on EU and transatlantic affairs. He also was executive director for government relations at APCO Worldwide.
At Teneo, Maze-Sencier succeeds Olivier Jay, who will remain honorary chair and senior managing director.