Maurice Lévy is widely recognized as one of the leading figures in the communications industry. He joined Publicis in 1971 in charge of IT, and very quickly moved into the heart of the agency's business. In 1975 he was appointed President of Publicis Conseil and took personal responsibility for the international development of Publicis from the early 1980s, piloting a series of important acquisitions as well as the Groupe's pioneering strategic focus on digital. Maurice Lévy has been Chairman and CEO of Publicis Groupe since 1987.
Kevin Roberts has been CEO Worldwide of Saatchi & Saatchi since 1997. He is the author of the groundbreaking marketing book Lovemarks: the Future Beyond Brands which has been published in 18 languages and which has shaped the creative output of Saatchi & Saatchi. Kevin is Honorary Professor of Innovation and Creativity at the University of Auckland, New Zealand, and of Creative Leadership at Lancaster University, UK.
Jean-Yves Naouri joined Publicis Groupe in 1993 to create Publicis Consultants, He is now Executive Chairman of Publicis Worldwide and oversees PHCG, Rosetta and the Groupe's Production Platforms. He also pilots the Shared Service Centers and a number of additional services, including IT, Procurement, Insurance and Real Estate.
Jean-Michel Etienne joined Publicis Groupe in September 2000 as Chief Financial Officer. He worked closely on the acquisitions of Saatchi & Saatchi, Bcom3, Digitas, Razorfish, Rosetta and LBi, which positioned Publicis Groupe as the third largest communications group worldwide. In 2006 he was appointed Executive Vice President – CFO, and in 2010 he was named to the Publicis Groupe Management Board.