Chris Talago

EVP EMEA, Waggener Edstrom

As head of Waggener Edstrom's EMEA operations, Chris Talago is responsible for leading and growing the agency's presence in EMEA, as well as the overall business performance for the region. Chris takes a leadership role in new business opportunities, consulting with key clients, and integrates those efforts across offices, divisions and practices.

Chris came to Waggener Edstrom after serving as EMEA regional head of communications for Advanced Micro Devices Inc., a Fortune 500 technology hardware corporation. Before moving to his post at AMD, Chris was a Board Director for Hill and Knowlton, reporting to the head of the Technology practice, where he was selected to lead Hewlett-Packard EMEA's Enterprise account, H&K's flagship UK and global client. Prior to H&K, Chris rose through the ranks at Text 100, another major global PR brand, ultimately leading IBM's global software group account.

Chris has strong international experience, having successfully run three agency offices in New York, Boston and Johannesburg, eventually being awarded the Text 100 global group prize for performance as an agency managing director.