Kantar CEO Stabbed With ‘Enormous Knife’ in London Carjacking: Standard

(Bloomberg) -- A man who was stabbed with an “enormous knife” in an attempted carjacking near Kew Gardens in London has been identified as the chief executive of global marketing firm Kantar TNS, the Evening Standard reported.

Eric Salama, 57, was attacked shortly after 8 a.m. on Sunday after walking back to his car from a nearby cafe, the London-based newspaper said. He found a person sitting in the driver’s seat who challenged him, the Standard reported. Salama suffered a stab wound to the chest and crawled back to the cafe for help, where he was treated by paramedics, according to the report.

Salama has previously served as an adviser to the U.K. government on e-commerce and business, the newspaper said, adding that he is a trustee of the British Museum and governor of Birkbeck College in London.

The college posted on its Twitter feed:

Kantar said in a statement that Salama is recovering well after the incident, the Standard reported. Kantar is part of WPP Plc.

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