Andrea Calise (Rye, NY) (2021-present)

Andrea Calise is a passionate advisor and advocate for CEOs, senior executives and Boards through their most complex and pressing issues, crises and opportunities. She helps companies define and achieve their purpose and strategy and partners with clients to design and execute plans to achieve their business objectives.

Andrea is currently the President of U.S. Strategy & Communications at Teneo, the world’s leading CEO advisory firm. In this role, she leads the company’s largest business, managing its P&L, overseeing a world-class team of 175+ employees and driving growth and expansion. Andrea’s responsibilities include building strong, lasting client relationships; originating new business; developing and inspiring her team; and expanding into new and adjacent areas, including building a comprehensive ESG and social impact practice and overseeing the firm’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion practice. In 2020, under her leadership, the business experienced double-digit growth despite COVID-19 and more than doubled its mandates across ESG and DE&I. Andrea serves on Teneo’s Global Management Committee.

Before her tenure at Teneo, Andrea spent 17 years at Kekst, a strategic and financial communications firm, where she served on the Executive Committee and as the Administrative and Hiring Partner.

Prior to her career as a corporate communications and investor relations advisor, she spent more than five years working for nonprofits. She held communications and public affairs roles at two international nongovernmental organizations – InterAction and Population Action International – working on international family planning advocacy, poverty alleviation programs and disaster relief and refugee crises.

Andrea holds a B.A. in political science from Bucknell University and a M.A. in international affairs from Columbia University, with a concentration in Economic and Political Development.

She and her partner Linda live in Rye, New York with their three children.