A passion

At Kenos Consulting we work closely with CEOs, Chief People Officers, Heads of Culture & Engagement, Human Resources & Talent Directors to define and shape the required culture that will support your organisation’s strategy.

Sophie Kenos is the founder of Kenos Consulting. She has made her name as a thought-leader and trusted partner to executives having worked in over 52 countries across 4 continents and most industries predominantly financial services, professional services and technology firms.

She has an extensive global network of Human Capital specialists with experience also across multiple industries whom she partners with to deliver outstanding results to Clients every time.


Kenos Consulting work hand-in-hand with organisations to get tangible results, particularly in challenging times of change or transformation. Our work typically focuses on any of these 4 key areas —

Culture Change
Culture Transformation

Kenos Consulting typically start by understanding the organisation’s current culture by analysing several data points to pin-point the contributing factors. They then work with all levels in the organisation to define the desired culture, validating those views against internal and external data ensuring the desired culture will support the execution of the organisation’s strategic goals. Kenos Consulting then help build and execute various programs to achieve the desired culture with its impact measured along the way.
People/HR Strategy

Kenos Consulting designs short to long term people plans which sit alongside the business strategy. These people plans may focus on the on-boarding, development, engagement, career progression and retention of the workforce, and may also  include plans to support the enablement and effectiveness of HR .
Talent Management

Kenos Consulting designs and implements talent management processes and programs to help organisations attract, develop, engage and retain people. We start by reviewing current end-to-end practices to determine what the organisation needs to refresh, disrupt, maintain, or even stop. Kenos Consulting work closely with the HR team to design a talent management strategy that will reflect latest workforce trends making it relevant and future-proof.
Capability Development

Organisations need to ensure they have a capable workforce with relevant skills and up-to-date knowledge. Kenos Consulting help organisations first define the organisation’s future capability requirements across all levels. They then develop content and also facilitate development programs virtually and/or in-person. Kenos Consulting ensure their development programs align to the organisation’s strategic goals and are flexible in how they are delivered ensuring speedier access to content.



Isabel Naidoo 
Global Head of HR 
Capco (London)

“Sophie Kenos partnered with Capco’s Executive Committee during a time where the firm was in its infancy. Sophie played an integral role in defining and building the firm’s overall culture in how we attracted talent, managed, developed, and engaged our global workforce and ensuring the culture was aligned with Capco’s 2-year strategic goals. I highly recommend Sophie for her ability to identify the right levers to pull when building culture”

Diana Kronhart
Branding & Comms Global Lead
HOYA (Hamburg)

“Sophie helped us achieve a major first step for the global marketing team in our company’s history. Thank you for your professional, well prepared and structured sessions. Thank you for enriching us, for inspiring us, for pushing us, for engaging us, for reflecting with us and for leading us. You are not only a complete professional, you are an exceptional, authentic person. Thank you for caring”

Ismail Amla 
Managing Partner 
IBM (New York)

“We wanted to create a growth mindset culture across IBMs North American consulting practice. We partnered with Sophie Kenos who worked closely with our leadership team to help shape, develop, and execute various culture programs. Thanks to Sophie’s professionalism, she brought clarity and helped drive performance and desired results”

Akber Pandor
Head of Leadership Development
KPMG (London)

“Sophie Kenos proved invaluable in the development of a highly innovative emerging leaders program for future KPMG leaders. Sophie identified and developed the original Leadership competencies for the EMEA region and was responsible for the overall co-ordination of the project and for collating the diverse research”

Prithvi Shergill
Senior Vice President HR
Accenture (Singapore)

“Sophie Kenos partnered with Senior Executives in over 20 countries across Accenture to develop our leadership pipeline, engage our Generation Y workforce and retain our top performers. Sophie worked with senior management teams to facilitate alignment of our culture, operating model, talent management practices and strategic intent which ultimately helped us and our clients reach their performance targets”

Keith Questel-Lewis
Change Manager
Royal & Sun Alliance (London)

“Sophie worked with me on a change transformation program worth $700 million and was responsible for the development and pilot of training programs nationally as a result of a large system implementation. Sophie Kenos challenged traditional thinking and managed senior stakeholders building confidence in times of critical deadlines. I highly recommend Kenos Consulting for their professionalism, expertise and ability to deliver results”

Oscar Portabales
Isban (Boston)

“Sophie Kenos quickly understood the culture of our Organisation by designing an Assessment Centre which helped us understand the strengths and opportunities that led to the development of our Senior Managers. I really appreciated her strong commitment with the project and with the management team”

Sandeep Biswas
Managing Partner
Accenture (Bangalore)

“We needed to develop a comprehensive and practical Human Capital strategy for our business to support our ambitious growth plans. I was impressed by Sophie Kenos’ ability to manage the various stakeholders while undertaking this exercise, being critical, where required, without sounding critical. Eventually a very pragmatic roadmap was developed which everyone bought into”

Mark Selby
COO Retail Banking
Santander (London)

“Sophie Kenos made an immediate impact. Put together at speed, she came in and worked with the Intermediaries team to understand the key drivers behind the underlying dynamic. Intelligent and engaging insight coupled with energetic and positive facilitation, enabled us to cleanse the historical baggage, assumptions and divisions and move forward in a collective and positive way. I believe the work with Sophie proved a clear watershed for the team”