WASHINGTON, July 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- InterMedia, a global not-for-profit research and consulting firm, today announced that Dr. Christopher J. Fleury has been appointed as its President and CEO.
Dr. Fleury, who most recently served as Senior Vice President at the Washington, D.C. office of the worldwide research and consulting firm GfK, will assume his new role at InterMedia on August 18.
For the last 15 years in senior positions in private sector research, he has directed research on U.S. healthcare services; in the financial services sector for clients that included Morgan Stanley, Wells Fargo, and Fidelity; and played key leadership roles on a variety of studies for the U.S. State Department, U.S. international broadcasters and foreign governments.
Dr. Fleury, 46, received his doctorate in political science from the University of Iowa. He has served on the faculties of the University of Vermont, Eastern Michigan University and the University of Michigan. He was a social science analyst at the U.S. Information Agency before its assimilation into the Department of State.
"We are extremely pleased that Dr. Fleury will assume the leadership of InterMedia," said Ambassador (ret.) Richard Carlson, chairman of InterMedia's Board of Directors. "Chris brings a wealth of research management experience that will only deepen our contribution to highly impactful social research in some of the world's most difficult environments."
"I am proud to join the talented and diverse team at InterMedia," Dr. Fleury said. "InterMedia does important, high-quality work, and I look forward to leading the organization into the future."
InterMedia's key clients include the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the Harvard School of Public Health and UNICEF, as well as the U.S. Broadcasting Board of Governors.
Current studies range from a major exploration across eight African and South Asian countries of the potential for financial transactions over mobile phone networks to better integrate many of the world's poorest people into their local economies, to surveys from Somalia to Afghanistan to northern Nigeria to strengthen international efforts to eradicate the world's last reservoirs of polio.
InterMedia is an independent, global consultancy specializing in strategic research and evaluation. Since 1995, our quantitative and qualitative research has engaged nearly two million respondents in more than 100 countries, including many of the world's most challenging places.
Our clients include international development agencies and philanthropic foundations, media, government agencies engaged in strategic communications and conflict resolution, and international broadcasters from the Voice of America to the BBC.
We help our clients understand and enhance the impact of policy, programs and investment in the 21st century's rapidly evolving economic, social and technological environments.
InterMedia's offices are located in Washington, D.C., London and Nairobi.
Contact: Robert Gillette