Governance

Supervisory Board

The Supervisory Board consists of 12 members (including one member representing employees), and is carefully balanced in terms of its composition. There are six women and six men, five independent members and five members of foreign nationality. Publicis Groupe was one of the first groups to ensure male / female parity in its Supervisory Board.

Directoire

The Management Board consists of 4 members and has been chaired by Arthur Sadoun since June 1, 2017. The trust between the two management bodies – The Management Board and the Supervisory Board - ensures harmonious Groupe governance.

Executive Committee

Management Committee

      • Maurice Lévy

        Maurice Lévy

        Chairman of the Supervisory Board
        Publicis Groupe

        Maurice Lévy is Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Publicis Groupe, the leader in business, marketing and communications transformation. He joined Publicis in 1971 as Director of IT, and was appointed Chairman of Publicis Conseil, the Groupe's flagship agency, in 1984. He was named CEO of Publicis Groupe in 1987, a role that he fulfilled for 30 years until being named Chairman of the Supervisory Board as of June 1, 2017. Responsible for the Groupe's international expansion as early as 2000 with the acquisitions of Saatchi & Saatchi and Bcom3 (Leo Burnett, Starcom, Mediavest…), he also built the Groupe's pioneering strategic focus on digital as early as 2006 through the major acquisitions of Digitas, Performics, Razorfish, Rosetta and LBi. In 2014, he accelerated the transformation of Publicis Groupe by acquiring Sapient, which both opened new doors in marketing and business consulting and grew the Groupe to 80,000 talents across more than 100 countries. Widely recognized as a leading figure in the communications industry, Mr. Lévy also co-founded the French Institute for Brain and Spinal Cord disorders (ICM) in 2005, and serves as the Chairman of the board for several entities, including the International Board of Governors for the Peres Center for Peace. In October 2015, he was appointed President of the Pasteur-Weizmann Institute. Mr. Lévy has been honored with numerous distinctions and accolades for his contributions to media, business leadership, and tolerance.

      • Elisabeth Badinter

        Elisabeth Badinter

        Vice-Chair of the Supervisory Board
        Publicis Groupe

        Daughter of Marcel Bleustein-Blanchet—the founder of Publicis—Ms. Badinter is a philosopher. The author of numerous books, she has taught at the Ecole Polytechnique in Paris. She joined the Supervisory Board in 1987 and was its Chair from 1996 to 2017.

      • Simon Badinter

        Simon Badinter

        Member of the Advisory Board
        Médiavision

        Son of Élisabeth Badinter, Simon Badinter is a member of the Supervisory Board of Médiavision. He was on the Management Board of Médias & Régies Europe (MRE) from 1999 to 2013, and served as Director of International Development (in 1996) and Chairman (2003-2011) of MRE Europe, then as Chairman of MRE North America until 2013. Today, Mr. Badinter hosts a radio talk show in the U.S. called “The Rendezvous,” which airs in the 20 largest cities of the United States.

      • Jean Charest

        Jean Charest

        Partner
        McCarthy Tétrault LLP
        Former Premier of Quebec; Member of the Queen's Privy Council for Canada

        A lawyer by training, Jean Charest was first elected to the House of Commons of Canada in 1984. At age 28, he became the youngest member of the cabinet in Canada's history when he was appointed Minister of State for Youth. He has also served as Environment Minister (leading Canada's delegation to the 1992 Rio Earth Summit), Industry Minister, and Deputy Prime Minister. He was Premier of Quebec from 2003 to 2012. He is currently a partner at McCarthy Tétrault LLP and a member of the Queen's Privy Council for Canada.

      • Sophie Dulac

        Sophie Dulac

        President
        Les Ecrans de Paris

        Granddaughter of Marcel Bleustein-Blanchet and niece of Elisabeth Badinter. After several years in the sector of Public Relations, Sophie Dulac, graduated in psychographology, pursued her career as the founder and managing director of a recruitment consultancy. Since 2001, she heads film exhibition company Les Ecrans de Paris.
        She also manages film production and distribution companies Sophie Dulac Productions and Sophie Dulac Distribution.

      • Tom Glocer

        Tom Glocer

        Founder and Managing Partner
        Angelic Venture

        Tom Glocer, born in 1959, American citizen, is the founder and managing partner of Angelic Ventures, LP, a family office focusing on early stage investments in financial technology, cyber defense and healthcare. Tom Glocer was named CEO of Reuters in 2001 and then from April 2008 through December 2011, Chief Executive Officer of Thomson Reuters Corp., the leading news and professional information provider formed upon the acquisition of Reuters by Thomson.
        Prior to joining Reuters in 1993, Tom Glocer was a mergers and acquisitions lawyer at Davis Polk & Wardwell in New York, Paris and Tokyo. He was admitted to the New York Bar in 1984, the Bar of the United States Supreme Court in 2010, and the American Law Institute in 2011.
        Tom Glocer is a member of several boards including Merck & Co., Inc., Morgan Stanley, the Council on Foreign Relations. He is also, among other positions, member of the President ’s Council on International Activities at Yale University, the European Business Leaders Council, the Columbia Global Center (Paris) Advisory Board and the International Advisory Group of Linklaters LLP.
        He is a former member of several committees and councils including International Advisory Board of the Monetary Authority of Singapore, the Tsinghua University Advisory Board, the International Business Council of the World Economic Forum, the New York City Partnership, Business in the Community (London), the Columbia College Board of Visitors, the Advisory Board of the Judge Institute of Management at Cambridge University.
        Tom Glocer holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from Columbia University (1981) and a J.D. from Yale Law School (1984). He is married with two children and lives in New York City.

      • Marie-Josée Kravis

        Marie-Josée Kravis

        Senior Fellow
        Hudson Institute

        Marie-Josée Kravis is an economist specialized in public policy analysis and strategic planning. She is a member of several boards, including LVMH and the Sloan Kettering Institute. She is also President of the Museum of Modern Art in New York (MoMA).

      • André Kudelski

        André Kudelski

        Chairman and CEO
        Kudelski Group

        Born in 1960, Swiss citizen, André Kudelski is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Kudelski Group, a leading technology company listed on the Swiss Stock Exchange. Kudelski Group is a global leader in digital security and convergent media solutions for the delivery of digital and interactive content, enabling the implementation of high added value services.
        André Kudelski started his career in 1984 as a Research and Development engineer at Kudelski S.A. In 1989, he became Managing Director of Nagravision, the pay-TV division of Kudelski. In 1991, he succeeded his father to the position of Chairman and CEO.
        André Kudelski is member of several boards including HSBC Private Banking Holdings (Switzerland). He is also Vice- Chairman of both the Swiss-American Chamber of Commerce and of Aéroport International de Genève; member of the Strategic Advisory Board and Board of the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne and of the Swiss Economy Committee.
        He also sits on the Board of Directors of Nestlé, Dassault Systèmes and Edipresse SA.
        Throughout his career, André Kudelski has received numerous awards including the title of “Global Leader for Tomorrow” by the World Economic Forum in 1995 and an Emmy® Award from the US National Academy of Arts and Sciences for achievements in the area of pay TV conditional access and scrambling systems.
        André Kudelski is a physics engineer graduated from the Federal Institute of Technology of Lausanne, renowned expert in electronic security and encryption systems for pay-TV.

      • Marie-Claude Mayer

        Marie-Claude Mayer

        President
        MCM Consulting

        Marie-Claude Mayer began her career at Publicis Conseil in 1972. She was named as Director of clients and then Senior Vice President of Publicis Conseil. In 1998, she was named Worldwide Account Director for the L’Oréal Group, supervising L’Oréal brands assigned to Publicis in more than 70 countries. Since 2009, she is Member of the Board at Women’s Forum for the Economy and Society.

      • Véronique Morali

        Véronique Morali

        President
        Fimalac Développement

        After serving as a Finance Inspector in the French civil service, Véronique Morali joined Fimalac in 1990. Today, she is Chair of Webedia, President of Fimalac Développement, Vice-Chair of Fitch Group and member of the board of the Compagnie Financière Edmond de Rothschild, Coca-Cola Entreprises and SNCF Mobilités.She is founder of the ‘Force Femmes’ association and co-founder of Women Corporate.

      • Cherie Nursalim

        Cherie Nursalim

        Vice Chairman
        GITI Group

        Cherie Nursalim is Vice Chairman of GITI Group, a diversified group with real estate development, manufacturing and consumer lifestyle presence partnering with world-renowned brands throughout the Asia Pacific region.
        Cherie Nursalim earlier worked as a research associate at the Harvard Business School. She published an award-winning book on an American-Chinese Architect, and was among the co-authors of a book ‘Indonesia Matters’ published by the World Economic Forum.
        She serves on the International and Asia Advisory Boards for Columbia University and MIT Sloan School of Management respectively. She is Chairman of the United Nations Global Initiative SDSN in Southeast Asia that will be based in Kura Kura Bali Indonesia, serves on the Global Commission on Business and Sustainable Development and the University of Indonesia Research Center for Climate Change and the Singapore Science Center boards. She is the trustee of the Tsinghua University Institute for Sustainable Development Goals, Institute of Philanthropy Tsinghua University and among the founding trustee of the United in Diversity Forum. She is among the co founding members of the Global Philanthropic Circle with Synergos Institute in New York and Asian Philanthropic Circle Singapore. Cherie Nursalim is a recipient of Baiyulan Award from the Shanghai government and won Ministry of National Development award from Singapore government. She initiated initiatives for HIV AIDS awareness in Indonesia for GT organization which won awards from UNAIDS, International Labor Organization and the Indonesian government. A new Orchid species of Dendrodium was named after her as founding board of ‘Gardens by the Bay’ Singapore. Ms Nursalim serves on the Executive Board of International Chamber of Commerce, ICC Research Foundation Board and ICC Academy. She recently joined as advisory board to Teach for All and the Friends of the Oceans invited by the United Nations Envoy.
        Ms Nursalim recently appointed on the advisory committee of One Belt One Road and as co-chair of the Tri Hita Karana Forum on “Blended Finance and Innovation for Better Business Better World” co-hosted with the Indonesian government, ICC, BSDC and UN SDSN around the IMF World Bank Annual Meetings.
        She received her Bachelor in Engineering Science and Economics from Oxford University, her Masters in Business Administration from Columbia Business School and is a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader alumni at Harvard Kennedy School.

      • Pierre Penicaud

        Pierre Penicaud

        Senior Art Director
        Publicis Conseil

        Pierre Pénicaud obtained a diploma in Applied Arts from l’École Estienne and joined Publicis Conseil in 1989 as an assistant in the Artistic Department. He became Artistic Director in 1994 and started the “L’Esprit Bière” saga for Heineken, which he would go on to develop over 13 years. With his work for Perrier, he became senior Artistic Director in 2000. Since 2011, he has been member and secretary of the Publicis Conseil CHSCT (Health and Safety Committee) as well as full member of the Works Council, and since October 2017, deputy member.

      • Jean-Michel Etienne

        Jean-Michel Etienne

        Executive Vice President, CFO
        Publicis Groupe

        Jean-Michel Etienne joined Publicis Groupe as Chief Financial Officer in September 2000 and in September 2006 he was appointed Executive Vice-President – Chief Financial Officer. He is member of the Management Board (Directoire) since July 2010 . He was closely involved in the Saatchi & Saatchi, Bcom3, Digitas, Razorfish, Rosetta, LBi and Sapient acquisitions that placed Publicis Groupe as a global leader in marketing, communication and digital transformation.
        Jean-Michel Etienne holds a Master's degree in economics and advanced accounting qualifications. He began his career as an auditor with Price Waterhouse from 1975 to 1980.
        He then joined the finance department of Renault where he held a number of responsibilities, in particular for the group's financial planning. He was appointed Accounting Director at Générale Occidentale in 1986 and held the same position at Valeo from 1998 to 1990 before moving on to the Pinault group as Director of Planning and Control.
        Beginning in 1991, he worked at CarnaudMetalbox, where he was first appointed Group Vice President and Group Financial Controller. Here, he oversaw the merger with Crown Cork and Seal, leading to the creation of the world's number-one business in metal and plastic packaging, today listed in New York. He continued there to fulfill several functions in which he focused on M&A integration, and was then nominated Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Europe.

      • Anne-Gabrielle Heilbronner

        Anne-Gabrielle Heilbronner

        Secretary General
        Publicis Groupe

        Anne-Gabrielle Heilbronner is a Member of the Directoire (Management Board) and Secretary General of Publicis Groupe. She oversees legal affairs, human resources, procurement, governance, compliance, internal audit, risk management as well as CSR and The Women’s Forum for the Economy & Society. A former member of the Inspection Générale des Finances and an alumna of the Ecole Nationale d'Administration (ENA), she is also a graduate of Paris business school ESCP and of Sciences Po and holds a postgraduate degree in Law. After holding positions at the French Treasury and in a number of ministerial cabinets, including at the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs, she worked at Euris/Rallye, at the SNCF and as a Senior Banker at Société Générale Corporate & Investment Banking.

      • Steve King

        Steve King

        CEO
        Publicis Media

        As CEO of Publicis Media, Steve King oversees the media hub of Publicis Groupe. King is responsible for the media Brands—Starcom, Zenith, Digitas, Spark Foundry, Blue 449, and Performics—brought to life through 23,500 employees in over 100 countries.
        Additionally, King has responsibilities as a member of Publicis Groupe’s Management Board (Directoire).
        Prior to this, King was CEO of ZenithOptimedia worldwide and was one of the founding employees of the ground-breaking media agency, Zenith Media, in 1988.
        King, a regular presenter on industry trends and frequently interviewed for his views on global media issues, was named to Adweek’s Power List in 2018, 2017 and 2016.

      • Arthur Sadoun

        Arthur Sadoun

        CHAIRMAN & CEO
        Publicis Groupe

        Arthur Sadoun, 47, is Chairman & CEO of Publicis Groupe.
        At the age of 21, after graduating from the European Business School, Arthur left for Chili where he founded his own advertising agency, which he later sold to BBDO/ Chile.
        Returning to France in 1997, he completed an MBA at INSEAD and joined the TBWA network (Omnicom Group) as International Director of Strategic Planning and then as Director of Development.
        In 2000 he was appointed Executive Officer of TBWA/Paris, becoming CEO in 2003.
        Under his management and for four consecutive years, TBWA/Paris received the ‘Agency of the Year’ award at the International Festival of Creativity in Cannes.
        In December 2006, Arthur Sadoun was named CEO of Publicis Conseil, the flagship agency of Publicis Groupe founded by Marcel Bleustein-Blanchet and previously presided over by Maurice Lévy. His initial focus was on development winning key accounts: BNP Paribas, Capgemini, Intermarché, AXA, Yoplait, Luxottica, Orange, GDF SUEZ, Carrefour and Total.
        In January 2009, Maurice Lévy appointed Arthur Sadoun CEO of the network Publicis France, employing 1,600 people, and bringing together fifteen entities including Publicis Conseil, Publicis Dialog, Marcel, Carré Noir as well as a market-leading regional networks across France. Under Arthur’s leadership, Publicis Conseil was crowned Agency of the Year in 2008, 2009 and 2010, and Publicis France was named Network of the Year consecutively from 2009-2012.
        In April 2011, Arthur Sadoun was appointed Managing Director of Publicis Worldwide, the global network of Publicis creative agencies, before being named as the network’s Chief Executive Officer in October 2013.
        In December 2015 he was named CEO of Publicis Communications, Publicis Groupe’s creative hub composed of the Leo Burnett, Saatchi & Saatchi, Publicis Worldwide, BBH, MSLGROUP and Prodigious networks and counting nearly 30,000 employees.
        His appointment as Chairman & CEO of Publicis Groupe, succeeding Maurice Lévy, was announced in 2017. Arthur Sadoun officially takes on this role June 1, 2017, making him the 3rd leader of Publicis Groupe in its 91 years of existence after the founder Marcel Bleustein-Blanchet and Maurice Lévy, who took the Groupe to incredible heights throughout his 30 years of leadership.

      • Jean-Michel Etienne

        Jean-Michel Etienne

        Executive Vice President, CFO
        Publicis Groupe

        Jean-Michel Etienne joined Publicis Groupe as Chief Financial Officer in September 2000 and in September 2006 he was appointed Executive Vice-President – Chief Financial Officer. He is member of the Management Board (Directoire) since July 2010 . He was closely involved in the Saatchi & Saatchi, Bcom3, Digitas, Razorfish, Rosetta, LBi and Sapient acquisitions that placed Publicis Groupe as a global leader in marketing, communication and digital transformation.
        Jean-Michel Etienne holds a Master's degree in economics and advanced accounting qualifications. He began his career as an auditor with Price Waterhouse from 1975 to 1980.
        He then joined the finance department of Renault where he held a number of responsibilities, in particular for the group's financial planning. He was appointed Accounting Director at Générale Occidentale in 1986 and held the same position at Valeo from 1998 to 1990 before moving on to the Pinault group as Director of Planning and Control.
        Beginning in 1991, he worked at CarnaudMetalbox, where he was first appointed Group Vice President and Group Financial Controller. Here, he oversaw the merger with Crown Cork and Seal, leading to the creation of the world's number-one business in metal and plastic packaging, today listed in New York. He continued there to fulfill several functions in which he focused on M&A integration, and was then nominated Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Europe.

      • Anne-Gabrielle Heilbronner

        Anne-Gabrielle Heilbronner

        Secretary General
        Publicis Groupe

        Anne-Gabrielle Heilbronner is a Member of the Directoire (Management Board) and Secretary General of Publicis Groupe. She oversees legal affairs, human resources, procurement, governance, compliance, internal audit, risk management as well as CSR and The Women’s Forum for the Economy & Society. A former member of the Inspection Générale des Finances and an alumna of the Ecole Nationale d'Administration (ENA), she is also a graduate of Paris business school ESCP and of Sciences Po and holds a postgraduate degree in Law. After holding positions at the French Treasury and in a number of ministerial cabinets, including at the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs, she worked at Euris/Rallye, at the SNCF and as a Senior Banker at Société Générale Corporate & Investment Banking.

      • Steve King

        Steve King

        CEO
        Publicis Media

        As CEO of Publicis Media, Steve King oversees the media hub of Publicis Groupe. King is responsible for the media Brands—Starcom, Zenith, Digitas, Spark Foundry, Blue 449, and Performics—brought to life through 23,500 employees in over 100 countries. Additionally, King has responsibilities as a member of Publicis Groupe’s Management Board (Directoire). Prior to this, King was CEO of ZenithOptimedia worldwide and was one of the founding employees of the ground-breaking media agency, Zenith Media, in 1988. King, a regular presenter on industry trends and frequently interviewed for his views on global media issues, was named to Adweek’s Power List in 2018, 2017 and 2016.

      • Nick Law

        Nick Law

        Chief Creative Officer
        Publicis Groupe
        President
        Publicis Communications

        Nick is one of the industry’s most progressive and versatile creative leaders. As President of Publicis Communications he helps drive a unified creative vision while fostering dynamic and diverse cultures across all of Publicis Groupe’s creative brands (including Leo Burnett, Saatchi and Saatchi, Publicis Worldwide, BBH, Fallon and Marcel). As Chief Creative Officer of Publicis Groupe he is responsible for leading the creative vision, while leveraging the power of data and technology, across all solution hubs (Publicis Communications, Publicis Media, Publicis.Sapient, Publicis Health and Publicis One), helping accelerate Publicis Groupe’s transformation to a platform company. As a member of the executive committee he also helps shape the strategy of the Groupe.
        Previously, as Vice Chairman, Global Chief Creative Officer, at R/GA, Nick led the strategic and creative vision of one of the most storied and innovative companies in the world. He worked with clients such as Nike, Beats by Dre, Samsung, HBO, Johnson & Johnson, IBM, Verizon, and Google.
        During his tenure, R/GA became one of the most awarded agencies in the world, winning every major creative accolade, including five Cannes Lion Grand Prix, one D&AD black pencil, 20 entries from the AICP show in the permanent collection at the Museum of Modern Art, and one Emmy (after being nominated three times). R/GA also won agency of the year from key award shows and industry publications (including Cannes and D&AD), and Adweek named R/GA Digital Agency of the Decade and Nike+ Campaign of the Decade.
        Nick’s career in design, advertising and digital media has spanned 30 years and four continents, working with the brightest and best across multiple creative disciplines. He has twice been named in the Creativity 50, a list of the world’s most influential creative people. A native of Sydney, Australia, he now lives in Brooklyn.

      • Arthur Sadoun

        Arthur Sadoun

        CHAIRMAN & CEO
        Publicis Groupe

        Arthur Sadoun, 47, is Chairman & CEO of Publicis Groupe.
        At the age of 21, after graduating from the European Business School, Arthur left for Chili where he founded his own advertising agency, which he later sold to BBDO/ Chile.
        Returning to France in 1997, he completed an MBA at INSEAD and joined the TBWA network (Omnicom Group) as International Director of Strategic Planning and then as Director of Development.
        In 2000 he was appointed Executive Officer of TBWA/Paris, becoming CEO in 2003.
        Under his management and for four consecutive years, TBWA/Paris received the ‘Agency of the Year’ award at the International Festival of Creativity in Cannes.
        In December 2006, Arthur Sadoun was named CEO of Publicis Conseil, the flagship agency of Publicis Groupe founded by Marcel Bleustein-Blanchet and previously presided over by Maurice Lévy. His initial focus was on development winning key accounts: BNP Paribas, Capgemini, Intermarché, AXA, Yoplait, Luxottica, Orange, GDF SUEZ, Carrefour and Total.
        In January 2009, Maurice Lévy appointed Arthur Sadoun CEO of the network Publicis France, employing 1,600 people, and bringing together fifteen entities including Publicis Conseil, Publicis Dialog, Marcel, Carré Noir as well as a market-leading regional networks across France. Under Arthur’s leadership, Publicis Conseil was crowned Agency of the Year in 2008, 2009 and 2010, and Publicis France was named Network of the Year consecutively from 2009-2012.
        In April 2011, Arthur Sadoun was appointed Managing Director of Publicis Worldwide, the global network of Publicis creative agencies, before being named as the network’s Chief Executive Officer in October 2013.
        In December 2015 he was named CEO of Publicis Communications, Publicis Groupe’s creative hub composed of the Leo Burnett, Saatchi & Saatchi, Publicis Worldwide, BBH, MSLGROUP and Prodigious networks and counting nearly 30,000 employees.
        His appointment as Chairman & CEO of Publicis Groupe, succeeding Maurice Lévy, was announced in 2017. Arthur Sadoun officially takes on this role June 1, 2017, making him the 3rd leader of Publicis Groupe in its 91 years of existence after the founder Marcel Bleustein-Blanchet and Maurice Lévy, who took the Groupe to incredible heights throughout his 30 years of leadership.

      • Carla Serrano

        Carla Serrano

        Chief Strategy Officer
        Publicis Groupe

        Carla Serrano is the Chief Strategy Officer of Publicis Groupe and acting Chief Executive Officer of Publicis New York. In her current role, she draws on her background in strategy, integration and leadership to incorporate transformative thinking in all aspects of Groupe agency operations and in service of the Groupe’s clients and businesses.
        Carla has spent most of her career in strategic planning across a variety of advertising agencies big and small, like TBWA Chiat/Day, BBDO, Berlin Cameron & Partners and Naked. She has worked on many global iconic brands including Apple, CocaCola, Samsung, Pfizer and Nissan.
        Throughout her career, Carla has helped develop a number of strategic integration practices in pace with the digitally-led changes of the industry. She revels in change and is passionate about driving seamless strategic innovation in service of transformative business solutions.

      • Nigel Vaz

        Nigel Vaz

        Digital Business Transformation Lead
        Publicis Groupe
        CEO EMEA & APAC
        Publicis.Sapient

        Nigel serves as Publicis Groupe’s Global Lead of Digital Business Transformation and leads the Publicis.Sapient business across the EMEA and APAC regions, where he is responsible for driving forward the company’s vision of partnering with clients to ensure they are successful at reimagining and transforming their business for the digital age.
        He has held a variety of leadership positions with Sapient prior to its acquisition by Publicis Groupe, where he now serves as a member of its Executive Committee, charged with identifying opportunities to help clients drive growth and efficiency and evolve the ways they work in a world where consumer behavior and technology are catalyzing social and commercial change at an unprecedented pace.
        Nigel’s roots are in business strategy and technology, where he has consistently helped clients to build businesses and create sustainable value propositions for their brands by operating at the intersection of strategic thinking, creativity and technology. Prior to Sapient, he was a successful entrepreneur – co-founding a public company with interests in telecoms, consulting and connectivity solutions. He has also been a key advisor for a number of companies including AT&T/Cingular, McKinsey and Company, Orange, Siemens, Telkom SA, Verizon Wireless and Vodafone.
        As part of Sapient’s executive leadership team, he drove the evolution of the European business and helped to build Sapient into one of the largest digital professional services companies in the UK from a start-up in the space of a decade, including its expansion beyond the UK to be a significant presence in Europe. He went on to lead the Sapient business in EMEA and APAC and its evolution to SapientNitro, as well as playing a key role in the successful integration of Razorfish to create SapientRazorfish within the Publicis.Sapient digital business transformation hub.
        In his current role leading a business with expertise spanning technology, data sciences, consulting and creative, Nigel acts as strategic advisor on complex transformation initiatives that accelerate the businesses of clients including Lloyds Banking Group, BNP Paribas, Carrefour, M&S and Unilever.
        Nigel is an elected member on the IPA (Institute of Practitioners in Advertising) Council and a board director of The Marketing Society. He is an inductee of the BIMA Digital Hall of Fame (British Interactive Marketing Association).

      • Véronique Weill

        Véronique Weill

        General Manager
        Publicis Groupe

        Véronique Weill joined Publicis Groupe in September 2017 as General Manager, in charge of operations, IT, mergers & acquisitions, real estate and insurance.
        Previously, she spent 11 years at AXA where she was Chief Operating Officer, Member of the Management Committee, in charge on marketing, digital, data, distribution, procurement, technology and operations. She led the digital transformation and the efficiency program, part of the Ambition AXA Plan. She then became Chief Customer Officer, Head of Asset Management, responsible for partners, AXA Global Direct, Italy and Spain.
        She started her career in Audit at Arthur Andersen in 1983 and spent 21 years at JPMorgan, including 2 years in London and 6 years in New York, where she was Global Head of Operations for Investment Banking and Global Head of Shared Technology and Operations. She graduated from Sciences-Po Paris and the Sorbonne University in 1983.

      • Alan Wexler

        Alan Wexler

        CEO
        Publicis.Sapient

        Alan Wexler serves as CEO of Publicis.Sapient, a digital transformation platform that is purpose-built to solve for the challenges of today’s digital world
        Having joined Sapient in 1998 as senior vice president and managing director of the technology and communications Group, Alan was elevated to president of SapientNitro in 2014. Alan’s leadership during these years was vital in establishing a new business in Quality Assurance & Testing and guiding the company’s shift toward long-term commitments and large-scale relationships, leading to Sapient being named in Consulting Magazine’s list of Top 25 Consultants.
        Alan was later appointed CEO of SapientNitro after leading its North America, Europe and Asia-Pacific regions and some of the organization’s fastest growing industry verticals, including Media, Entertainment, Telecommunications and Healthcare while at the same time cultivating key agency relationships with a roster of blue-chip brands that included Sony Electronics, Verizon, Chrysler Group, Target and Citi. At the helm of SapientNitro’s evolution toward a unique agency/consultancy hybrid position to serve clients in digital transformation, Alan led SapientNitro North America to a 10% CAGR over the last six years. Throughout his career, Alan has guided Sapient through a spectrum of important strategic phases, from the early dot com days, to the birth of digital marketing, through to mobile, where he launched and led the organization’s first Mobile Practice in 2000, into the evolution of omni-channel and now, the move to digital transformation.
        Prior to joining Sapient, Alan founded and led a management and technology-consulting firm and has nearly three decades worth of experience developing solutions for even the most complex marketing and communications.
        Alan is a passionate supporter of Publicis90, Publicis Groupe’s investment in 90 promising startups, and Viva Technology Paris, a global event dedicated to the collaboration between large companies and startups. He sits on the Boards of a number of startups in the transformation space and serves on the Board of Trustees at Rider University.

      • Emmanuel André

        Emmanuel André

        Chief Talent Officer
        Publicis Groupe

        Emmanuel André joined Publicis Groupe in September 2017 as Chief Talent Officer, covering the key areas of organization, leadership, development, top talent recruitment and the culture at large.
        Emmanuel began his career in Paris at BDDP, where he followed a path in account servicing that lead him to handle new business and global clients. Emmanuel later moved to New York to join TBWA-Worldwide as Chief of Staff for three years, before heading to Hong Kong to become Regional Director of TBWA-Asia Pacific.
        In 2008, he returned to New York to become Chief Operating Officer for the TBWA collective. As COO, Emmanuel developed TBWA’s global offering, setting up new capabilities and the new edition of TBWA’s core methodology, Disruption®. He was named President International in 2012 to focus on the network’s “people” strategy.

      • Valerie Beauchamp

        Valerie Beauchamp

        EVP Business Development
        Publicis Groupe

        Passionate about solving client business problems and developing unique solutions, Valerie has spent the last 18 years of her career with Publicis Groupe working across disciplines, categories, cultures and continents.
        Most recently, she is the EVP Client & Business Development within Publicis Groupe’s Strategy & Growth Team. In this role, Valerie is charged with driving growth for & with our Groupe clients globally, serving as a business partner to our Groupe Client leads across 40 key client businesses. Other responsibilities include developing & implementing new approaches, processes and governance to operationalize the Groupe vision, strategy and ‘Power of One’ proposition; providing direct leadership or support of efforts to fuel cross-solution hub (Communications, Media, Health and Publicis.Sapient) and multi-discipline new business growth; and coleading a practice that functions as the ‘connective tissue’ across the Groupe.
        Before moving into her Publicis Groupe role, Valerie oversaw the Starcom Mediavest Group (SMG) Business Development practice charged with driving new & organic growth efforts for the Starcom, Mediavest and Spark global networks (now within the Publicis Media family). Before taking this role, she served as an SVP, Group Director for Starcom USA, managing the Anheuser-Busch InBev account, a position in which she oversaw strategic & digital planning, research & insights, data & analytics and search for their US brand portfolio.
        Prior to this, Valerie spent three years in China with SMG, where she drove Experience Strategy development work for our Beijing-based clients; led growth & business development efforts in Mainland China as well as the broader North Asia region; managed product development, training & strategic capability building for our teams across China & Korea as well as ran internal and external client ideation workshop facilitation.
        Valerie started her career as an Associate at Starcom USA in Chicago. Over her first eight years with the company, she worked on business that spanned a wide range of categories – insurance, airlines, rental cars, kitchen & bath home improvement, online nightlife guides – with the majority of her time spent playing various roles on the Miller Brewing business.
        Valerie lives in Chicago with her husband, Sean and her son, Elliott.

      • Justin Billingsley

        Justin Billingsley

        CEO, PUBLICIS EMIL
        Chairman, Publicis Groupe DACH

        Justin is global CEO of Publicis Emil, an agency model that draws on the transformative ‘Power of One’ proposition, designed by Publicis Groupe to deliver on Daimler’s marketing and business transformation. With a united team across Publicis Groupe, Justin led the creation of Publicis Emil and the win of Mercedes-Benz across 37 markets. Justin is also Publicis Groupe Chairman for DACH and a member of the Publicis Groupe Management Committee.
        Justin was previously COO for Publicis Communications, a remit in which he was responsible for driving the performance of our agency networks including Saatchi & Saatchi, Publicis Worldwide, Leo Burnett, MSL, Prodigious and others, across Europe and Latin America. Prior to this, Justin was Saatchi & Saatchi’s Worldwide COO, and before that spent five years as CEO of Saatchi & Saatchi China, based in Shanghai.
        Justin brings 14 years client-side experience, having held leadership roles at companies including Unilever, Nokia, Orange, and The Coca-Cola Company, before joining Publicis Groupe in 2009.

      • Agathe Bousquet

        Agathe Bousquet

        President, France
        Publicis Groupe

        Agathe Bousquet joined Publicis Groupe as the President of Publicis Groupe in France in 2017.
        She began her career in the non-profit sector with Solidarité Sida (association supporting AIDS patients) and played an active role in launching the association’s music festival, Solidays. In 2001, she joined the Havas Group where she held several different roles before being appointed to take the lead of the agency Havas Paris as President in 2012.
        In April 2017, Maurice Lévy, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Publicis Groupe, and Arthur Sadoun, Chairman & CEO, convinced Agathe to join the Groupe in the newly created role of President of Publicis Groupe in France. In this capacity, she oversees all of the Groupe’s agencies in France, grouped into four Solutions: creative with Publicis Communications, media with Publicis Media, Digital Business Transformation with Publicis.Sapient and health & wellness communications with Publicis Health.
        She is responsible for accelerating the dynamic of The Power of One by driving collaboration among Publicis’ 4,000 talents in France, to position the Groupe as the strategic partner for its clients in their transformation. The results of this were visible early on, with the renewal of clients’ trust in Publicis Groupe and the addition of several new accounts.

      • Gerry Boyle

        Gerry Boyle

        CEO, APAC & EMEA
        Publicis Media

        Gerry Boyle is the Chief Executive Officer - Asia Pacific & EMEA, Publicis Media.
        He first joined Publicis Groupe in 1994, starting out in Leo Burnett’s media department. In 1997, he joined the strategy company, Michaelides & Bednash, which was in the vanguard of the new breed of media communications agencies in the United Kingdom.
        Gerry joined Zenith Media in August 1999 as Communications Director with responsibility for bringing a greater level of consumer insight and qualitative understanding to clients’ business, and building the strategic planning proposition. Gerry was promoted to Managing Director in 2003 and then to Chief Executive in 2006, after he completed a Diploma at the London Business School. In August 2013, Gerry took on the role of Global Managing Partner and Chairman of Zenith Asia Pacific and was named Chief Executive Officer of Publicis Media Asia Pacific & EMEA in 2018.

      • Andrew Bruce

        Andrew Bruce

        CEO
        North America
        Publicis Communications

        Andrew Bruce is CEO of Publicis Communications North America. In this role, he oversees all Publicis Groupe creative agencies in North America, including Publicis, Saatchi & Saatchi, Fallon, Leo Burnett, MSL and Prodigious. He is also a member of the Publicis Groupe Management Committee and Publicis Groupe’s US Executive Committee.
        In addition, Andrew is CEO of Publicis Worldwide North America, a position he has held since December 2013. Under his leadership, the agency experienced a major transformation and stands today as the fastest growing region within Publicis Groupe.
        Previously, Andrew was President & CEO of Publicis Canada. He joined Publicis Toronto in 1999. What followed were 14 consecutive years of growth. Driving the evolution of the agency into the digital age, he and his team built one of the country's largest digital operations, embedded in one of Canada's fastest growing communications companies. Andrew instilled an entrepreneurial spirit and collaborative culture that made Publicis Canada the best place to work in the entire network, as evidenced by their internal global employee satisfaction survey.

      • Nick Colucci

        Nick Colucci

        Executive Chairman, Publicis Health
        COO Publicis Communications North America

        Over a 35-year-plus career that spans both client and agency sides of communications, Nick Colucci has developed a well-earned reputation as a determined and collaborative leader who inspires action and drives business results. Nick currently serves as Chairman of Publicis Health and Chief Operating Officer of Publicis Communications North America.
        Nick joined Publicis Groupe as Chief Operating Officer of Publicis Health in 2004, and was named CEO of Publicis Health in 2007. Previously, Nick served as Vice President of Marketing & Sales at EyeSys Technologies and Marketing Director at Roche. In addition to his current roles at Publicis, Nick serves on the board of KIPP New Jersey. He is a passionate and outspoken advocate for inclusion and gender parity. His leadership and impact have resulted in numerous accolades, including MM&M’s 50 Health Influencers, PharmaVOICE’s “100 Most Inspiring People,” the “Superhero of Heart and Stroke” Award from the American Heart Association, and he was named Honorable Mentor by the Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association.
        Nick earned a Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience from the University of Rochester and a Master of Business Administration from Loyola University Maryland.

      • Lisa Donohue

        Lisa Donohue

        CEO
        Publicis Spine

        As CEO of Publicis Spine and member of the Publicis Groupe Management Committee, Lisa Donohue is driving the collective power of the Groupe’s data, technology and talent. Uniting a team of more than 3,500 engineers, data scientists, analysts and tech leaders, Lisa is leading a unique proposition to fuse marketing and enterprise business transformation for clients.
        Lisa has dedicated her 30-year career to Publicis Groupe business units, leading teams to exceed challenges on behalf of the world’s leading marketers and new establishment brands, including Airbnb, Samsung, Procter & Gamble, Bank of America, Kellogg’s, KraftHeinz, Visa and many more. Most recently serving as Global Brand President for Starcom Worldwide and member of the Publicis Media Global Executive Team, Lisa was responsible for driving Starcom’s global brand vision, client relationships, growth and best-in-class product, while fueling a connected agency culture that is passionate about the ability of human experiences to drive consumer action with impressive results.
        Previously, Lisa spent six years as the CEO of Starcom USA. In this role, she led $10.3 billion in media billings and more than 1,100 employees spanning four office locations. Lisa drove Starcom's industry-leading digital offering and built the agency’s data and analytics practice. Under her leadership, Starcom was also the most awarded media agency in the country.
        During this time, Lisa was a member of the Starcom Mediavest Group Global Executive Team, and also oversaw business units including Halogen and Local Spectrum, comprising direct response media and directory marketing, and global practices including the SMG Global Product Committee, the Human Experience Strategist practice and Audience & Measurement Solutions.
        Lisa launched her career at Leo Burnett, and then Starcom, quickly ascending to EVP, Managing Director on accounts including Morgan Stanley / Discover Card, Nintendo and Altria. She then spent five years in New York at sister agency, Mediavest, where she climbed to President, Truth & Design, and also oversaw the agency’s digital practice, P&G-dedicated investment group and product development team. It was then in 2009 that she returned to Chicago to lead Starcom USA.
        Lisa was awarded the Chicago Advertising Federation’s Advertising Woman of the Year in 2011, as well as Adweek’s 2011 Executive Media All-Star. In 2006 Advertising Age recognized her as a Woman to Watch. In addition, Lisa is a frequent panelist and public speaker at key industry conferences including New York Advertising Week, mainstage at Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity, Association of National Advertisers Masters of Marketing, the 4A’s Transformation Conference, Interactive Advertising Bureau Annual Leadership Meeting and Adobe Marketing Cloud Summit, to name a few.
        Lisa is a member of the Synacor Board of Directors, is President of the Board of Trustees of Milton Academy in Massachusetts, serves on the She Runs It (formerly Advertising Women of New York) Board of Directors, and is a member of The Chicago Network and the Economic Club of Chicago. She is a graduate of Brown University and a loyal Brunonian.

      • Jean-Michel Etienne

        Jean-Michel Etienne

        Executive Vice President, CFO
        Publicis Groupe

        Jean-Michel Etienne joined Publicis Groupe as Chief Financial Officer in September 2000 and in September 2006 he was appointed Executive Vice-President – Chief Financial Officer. He is member of the Management Board (Directoire) since July 2010 . He was closely involved in the Saatchi & Saatchi, Bcom3, Digitas, Razorfish, Rosetta, LBi and Sapient acquisitions that placed Publicis Groupe as a global leader in marketing, communication and digital transformation.
        Jean-Michel Etienne holds a Master's degree in economics and advanced accounting qualifications. He began his career as an auditor with Price Waterhouse from 1975 to 1980.
        He then joined the finance department of Renault where he held a number of responsibilities, in particular for the group's financial planning. He was appointed Accounting Director at Générale Occidentale in 1986 and held the same position at Valeo from 1998 to 1990 before moving on to the Pinault group as Director of Planning and Control.
        Beginning in 1991, he worked at CarnaudMetalbox, where he was first appointed Group Vice President and Group Financial Controller. Here, he oversaw the merger with Crown Cork and Seal, leading to the creation of the world's number-one business in metal and plastic packaging, today listed in New York. He continued there to fulfill several functions in which he focused on M&A integration, and was then nominated Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Europe.

      • Anne-Gabrielle Heilbronner

        Anne-Gabrielle Heilbronner

        Secretary General
        Publicis Groupe

        Anne-Gabrielle Heilbronner is a Member of the Directoire (Management Board) and Secretary General of Publicis Groupe. She oversees legal affairs, human resources, procurement, governance, compliance, internal audit, risk management as well as CSR and The Women’s Forum for the Economy & Society. A former member of the Inspection Générale des Finances and an alumna of the Ecole Nationale d'Administration (ENA), she is also a graduate of Paris business school ESCP and of Sciences Po and holds a postgraduate degree in Law. After holding positions at the French Treasury and in a number of ministerial cabinets, including at the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs, she worked at Euris/Rallye, at the SNCF and as a Senior Banker at Société Générale Corporate & Investment Banking.

      • Tim Jones

        Tim Jones

        CEO North America
        Publicis Media

        As the CEO of Publicis Media, Americas, Tim is committed to ensuring that each agency and client receives the resources in talent, tools and technology necessary to drive competitive advantage.
        In the past two years, Tim has overseen the reorganization of Publicis Media, including the establishment of a new investment arm, PMX (Publicis Media Exchange, the largest media investment operation in the US), and the realignment of its brands as Blue 449, Digitas, Moxie, MRY, Performics, Relevant24, Spark Foundry, Starcom and Zenith. At the same time, the company has enjoyed strong growth with reported total media billings of some $40B, including a number of new business wins such as Audible, DeVry University, Discover, Henkel, KFC, Lionsgate, Lowe’s, Mattel, MillerCoors, Motorola, MTV, Red Bull, Telemundo, Tempur Sealy, Southwest Airlines and USAA.
        Prior to his current role, Tim was the CEO of ZenithOptimedia, North America. Under Tim’s leadership, the agency experienced unprecedented growth over a ten-year period, resulting in Zenith becoming a top three media agency in the US.
        Tim also acts as Chairman of Performics, overseeing its global rollout plan from the US to over 50 countries worldwide to become the pre-eminent global performance marketing agency. Similarly, Tim now oversees Digitas globally, which became part of the Publicis Media family of brands at the end of 2017.
        As a market leader, Publicis Media has developed a number of industry-leading programs including a Graduate Training program that now hires over 500 fresh graduates each year, as well as a comprehensive training program from Associate to President levels, and multi-faceted social responsibility initiatives rendered though each of the Publicis Media brands, including Give Back days and pro-bono support.
        Tim gives support to several charities and non-profit causes, including Autism Speaks, where the agency is the pro-bono AOR, and Tim is a board member. He also sits on the executive board of the Ad Council (where Zenith, and now Publicis Media, has pioneered the adoption of media agencies within the AdCouncil agency support model), in addition to the board of the ANA and its Education Foundation (the AEF).
        Emigrating from the UK in 1999, Tim and his wife and three children became US citizens over 10 years ago and live in Connecticut with their Golden Retriever dog. His passions surround anything involving “live” performance: music, acting, sport and dance.

      • Annette King

        Annette King

        CEO
        Publicis Groupe UK

        Annette joined in May 2018 as CEO of Publicis Groupe UK, a role in which she will oversee all of its agencies in the UK. This is a new position focused on growth and driving the Power of One proposition as agencies work more seamlessly together, with a single P&L and client-centric strategies. She joins us from Ogilvy, where she spent 17 years in various different roles, ranging from running and building OgilvyOne in the UK and then EMEA to leading Ogilvy UK Group’s ten operating companies for the last four years. In this role, she was responsible for integrating the UK group’s capabilities to partner clients such as American Express, IBM, Philips and Unilever as well as leading the teams to win new clients such as British Airways, Boots and Vodafone. Prior to that she worked for Wunderman in London and New York. She has worked with clients from most industries and has experience across all marketing capabilities, given her most recent role.

      • Steve King

        Steve King

        CEO
        Publicis Media

        As CEO of Publicis Media, Steve King oversees the media hub of Publicis Groupe. King is responsible for the media Brands—Starcom, Zenith, Digitas, Spark Foundry, Blue 449, and Performics—brought to life through 23,500 employees in over 100 countries. Additionally, King has responsibilities as a member of Publicis Groupe’s Management Board (Directoire). Prior to this, King was CEO of ZenithOptimedia worldwide and was one of the founding employees of the ground-breaking media agency, Zenith Media, in 1988. King, a regular presenter on industry trends and frequently interviewed for his views on global media issues, was named to Adweek’s Power List in 2018, 2017 and 2016.

      • Nick Law

        Nick Law

        Chief Creative Officer
        Publicis Groupe
        President
        Publicis Communications

        Nick is one of the industry’s most progressive and versatile creative leaders. As President of Publicis Communications he helps drive a unified creative vision while fostering dynamic and diverse cultures across all of Publicis Groupe’s creative brands (including Leo Burnett, Saatchi and Saatchi, Publicis Worldwide, BBH, Fallon and Marcel). As Chief Creative Officer of Publicis Groupe he is responsible for leading the creative vision, while leveraging the power of data and technology, across all solution hubs (Publicis Communications, Publicis Media, Publicis.Sapient, Publicis Health and Publicis One), helping accelerate Publicis Groupe’s transformation to a platform company. As a member of the executive committee he also helps shape the strategy of the Groupe.
        Previously, as Vice Chairman, Global Chief Creative Officer, at R/GA, Nick led the strategic and creative vision of one of the most storied and innovative companies in the world. He worked with clients such as Nike, Beats by Dre, Samsung, HBO, Johnson & Johnson, IBM, Verizon, and Google.
        During his tenure, R/GA became one of the most awarded agencies in the world, winning every major creative accolade, including five Cannes Lion Grand Prix, one D&AD black pencil, 20 entries from the AICP show in the permanent collection at the Museum of Modern Art, and one Emmy (after being nominated three times). R/GA also won agency of the year from key award shows and industry publications (including Cannes and D&AD), and Adweek named R/GA Digital Agency of the Decade and Nike+ Campaign of the Decade.
        Nick’s career in design, advertising and digital media has spanned 30 years and four continents, working with the brightest and best across multiple creative disciplines. He has twice been named in the Creativity 50, a list of the world’s most influential creative people. A native of Sydney, Australia, he now lives in Brooklyn.

      • Loris Nold

        Loris Nold

        CEO
        Publicis Groupe APAC

        Loris joined Publicis Groupe 15 years ago. Initially based in Paris, he started as Vice-President, focusing on Mergers & Acquisitions and a number of strategic initiatives. In 2010, he was named Executive Vice-President in charge of Emerging Markets at Publicis Worldwide. In this role, he supervised South East Asia, Africa, the Middle East, Israel, Turkey, Latin America, CEE and the Nordics.
        In 2013, he relocated to Singapore and was appointed Chief Executive Officer, Publicis Worldwide for Asia Pacific, Africa, Israel and Turkey.
        In 2016, he was appointed Global Chief Operating Officer of Publicis Communications. In this capacity, he managed Publicis Worldwide, Leo Burnett, Saatchi & Saatchi, MSL, Nurun and Prodigious across Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa.
        In 2017, he was appointed CEO of Publicis Groupe, APAC & MEA. He oversees all of Publicis Groupe‘s operations across the Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa markets, from Publicis Communications, to Publicis Media, Publicis.Sapient and Publicis Health.
        Prior to joining Publicis Groupe, Loris was a Vice-President with Lehman Brothers’ investment banking division in New York. He holds an MBA from the Stern School of Business, New York University. He is married, with two daughters and lives in Singapore

      • Arthur Sadoun

        Arthur Sadoun

        CHAIRMAN & CEO
        Publicis Groupe

        Arthur Sadoun, 47, is Chairman & CEO of Publicis Groupe.
        At the age of 21, after graduating from the European Business School, Arthur left for Chili where he founded his own advertising agency, which he later sold to BBDO/ Chile.
        Returning to France in 1997, he completed an MBA at INSEAD and joined the TBWA network (Omnicom Group) as International Director of Strategic Planning and then as Director of Development.
        In 2000 he was appointed Executive Officer of TBWA/Paris, becoming CEO in 2003.
        Under his management and for four consecutive years, TBWA/Paris received the ‘Agency of the Year’ award at the International Festival of Creativity in Cannes.
        In December 2006, Arthur Sadoun was named CEO of Publicis Conseil, the flagship agency of Publicis Groupe founded by Marcel Bleustein-Blanchet and previously presided over by Maurice Lévy. His initial focus was on development winning key accounts: BNP Paribas, Capgemini, Intermarché, AXA, Yoplait, Luxottica, Orange, GDF SUEZ, Carrefour and Total.
        In January 2009, Maurice Lévy appointed Arthur Sadoun CEO of the network Publicis France, employing 1,600 people, and bringing together fifteen entities including Publicis Conseil, Publicis Dialog, Marcel, Carré Noir as well as a market-leading regional networks across France. Under Arthur’s leadership, Publicis Conseil was crowned Agency of the Year in 2008, 2009 and 2010, and Publicis France was named Network of the Year consecutively from 2009-2012.
        In April 2011, Arthur Sadoun was appointed Managing Director of Publicis Worldwide, the global network of Publicis creative agencies, before being named as the network’s Chief Executive Officer in October 2013.
        In December 2015 he was named CEO of Publicis Communications, Publicis Groupe’s creative hub composed of the Leo Burnett, Saatchi & Saatchi, Publicis Worldwide, BBH, MSLGROUP and Prodigious networks and counting nearly 30,000 employees.
        His appointment as Chairman & CEO of Publicis Groupe, succeeding Maurice Lévy, was announced in 2017. Arthur Sadoun officially takes on this role June 1, 2017, making him the 3rd leader of Publicis Groupe in its 91 years of existence after the founder Marcel Bleustein-Blanchet and Maurice Lévy, who took the Groupe to incredible heights throughout his 30 years of leadership.

      • Carla Serrano

        Carla Serrano

        Chief Strategy Officer
        Publicis Groupe

        Carla Serrano is the Chief Strategy Officer of Publicis Groupe and acting Chief Executive Officer of Publicis New York. In her current role, she draws on her background in strategy, integration and leadership to incorporate transformative thinking in all aspects of Groupe agency operations and in service of the Groupe’s clients and businesses.
        Carla has spent most of her career in strategic planning across a variety of advertising agencies big and small, like TBWA Chiat/Day, BBDO, Berlin Cameron & Partners and Naked. She has worked on many global iconic brands including Apple, CocaCola, Samsung, Pfizer and Nissan.
        Throughout her career, Carla has helped develop a number of strategic integration practices in pace with the digitally-led changes of the industry. She revels in change and is passionate about driving seamless strategic innovation in service of transformative business solutions.

      • Rishad Tobaccowala

        Rishad Tobaccowala

        Chief Growth Officer
        Publicis Groupe

        Rishad Tobaccowala is Chief Growth Officer and member of the Management Committee of Publicis Groupe, the world’s third largest communications group with 80,000 employees.
        Over his 35-year career in marketing, Rishad has served as the Chief Strategist of Publicis Groupe, The Chairman of DigitasLBi and Razorfish and several roles at Starcom and Leo Burnett including setting up the first digital units for both firms called Starcom IP and Giant Step over 20 years ago.
        Rishad is also Chairman of The Tobaccowala Foundation, which helps 10,000 people in India access better education and healthcare.
        Rishad was named by BusinessWeek as one of the top business leaders for his pioneering innovation and TIME magazine dubbed him one of five “Marketing Innovators”.
        Rishad has earned a BS in Mathematics and Economics from the University of Bombay and an MBA in Marketing and Finance from the Booth School of Business at The University of Chicago.

      • Nigel Vaz

        Nigel Vaz

        Digital Business Transformation Lead
        Publicis Groupe
        CEO EMEA & APAC
        Publicis.Sapient

        Nigel serves as Publicis Groupe’s Global Lead of Digital Business Transformation and leads the Publicis.Sapient business across the EMEA and APAC regions, where he is responsible for driving forward the company’s vision of partnering with clients to ensure they are successful at reimagining and transforming their business for the digital age.
        He has held a variety of leadership positions with Sapient prior to its acquisition by Publicis Groupe, where he now serves as a member of its Executive Committee, charged with identifying opportunities to help clients drive growth and efficiency and evolve the ways they work in a world where consumer behavior and technology are catalyzing social and commercial change at an unprecedented pace.
        Nigel’s roots are in business strategy and technology, where he has consistently helped clients to build businesses and create sustainable value propositions for their brands by operating at the intersection of strategic thinking, creativity and technology. Prior to Sapient, he was a successful entrepreneur – co-founding a public company with interests in telecoms, consulting and connectivity solutions. He has also been a key advisor for a number of companies including AT&T/Cingular, McKinsey and Company, Orange, Siemens, Telkom SA, Verizon Wireless and Vodafone.
        As part of Sapient’s executive leadership team, he drove the evolution of the European business and helped to build Sapient into one of the largest digital professional services companies in the UK from a start-up in the space of a decade, including its expansion beyond the UK to be a significant presence in Europe. He went on to lead the Sapient business in EMEA and APAC and its evolution to SapientNitro, as well as playing a key role in the successful integration of Razorfish to create SapientRazorfish within the Publicis.Sapient digital business transformation hub.
        In his current role leading a business with expertise spanning technology, data sciences, consulting and creative, Nigel acts as strategic advisor on complex transformation initiatives that accelerate the businesses of clients including Lloyds Banking Group, BNP Paribas, Carrefour, M&S and Unilever.
        Nigel is an elected member on the IPA (Institute of Practitioners in Advertising) Council and a board director of The Marketing Society. He is an inductee of the BIMA Digital Hall of Fame (British Interactive Marketing Association).

      • Alexandra Von Plato

        Alexandra Von Plato

        CEO
        Publicis Health

        As a skilled marketer, business leader, and award-winning creative director, Alex is a rare hybrid creative pioneer and business executive who has deftly navigated new technologies and media to help clients achieve success since the early days of the digital revolution. She was the first creative executive to realize and leverage the game-changing opportunities of digital in support of healthcare clients and she remains at the forefront of understanding and shaping the role of digital media and new technologies in healthcare communications.
        Over the years, Alex has played a key role in the success of several award-winning, next-generation communications and media businesses, including Current Communications Company, Medical Broadcasting Company, and Digitas Health. As a creative leader, Alex has overseen the development of groundbreaking brand marketing initiatives and programs for leading life sciences, biotech, consumer, and wellness companies, including Johnson & Johnson, Pfizer, Target, Nestlé, and Weight Watchers. As a business leader, Alex has driven consistent performance through a commitment to building strong teams and enduring client relationships.
        Today, as Chief Executive Officer for Publicis Health’s worldwide network of 17 agency brands, Alex leads purpose-built teams of creative and strategic professionals with expertise in advertising and branding, data and analytics, strategic planning, service design, digital media and technology, science, and medicine—all focused on connecting healthcare and wellness brands with the people who need them.
        Her expertise in healthcare, creative innovation, and marketing have made her a sought-after contributor at industry-leading events, including TEDMED, Cannes Lions Jury President, CES Digital Health Summit, Advertising Week, Advertising Women of New York, Digital Content Newfronts, m.Dot Mobile Innovation and ThinkDigital.

      • Véronique Weill

        Véronique Weill

        General Manager
        Publicis Groupe

        Véronique Weill joined Publicis Groupe in September 2017 as General Manager, in charge of operations, IT, mergers & acquisitions, real estate and insurance.
        Previously, she spent 11 years at AXA where she was Chief Operating Officer, Member of the Management Committee, in charge on marketing, digital, data, distribution, procurement, technology and operations. She led the digital transformation and the efficiency program, part of the Ambition AXA Plan. She then became Chief Customer Officer, Head of Asset Management, responsible for partners, AXA Global Direct, Italy and Spain.
        She started her career in Audit at Arthur Andersen in 1983 and spent 21 years at JPMorgan, including 2 years in London and 6 years in New York, where she was Global Head of Operations for Investment Banking and Global Head of Shared Technology and Operations. She graduated from Sciences-Po Paris and the Sorbonne University in 1983.

      • Alan Wexler

        Alan Wexler

        CEO
        Publicis.Sapient

        Alan Wexler serves as CEO of Publicis.Sapient, a digital transformation platform that is purpose-built to solve for the challenges of today’s digital world
        Having joined Sapient in 1998 as senior vice president and managing director of the technology and communications Group, Alan was elevated to president of SapientNitro in 2014. Alan’s leadership during these years was vital in establishing a new business in Quality Assurance & Testing and guiding the company’s shift toward long-term commitments and large-scale relationships, leading to Sapient being named in Consulting Magazine’s list of Top 25 Consultants.
        Alan was later appointed CEO of SapientNitro after leading its North America, Europe and Asia-Pacific regions and some of the organization’s fastest growing industry verticals, including Media, Entertainment, Telecommunications and Healthcare while at the same time cultivating key agency relationships with a roster of blue-chip brands that included Sony Electronics, Verizon, Chrysler Group, Target and Citi. At the helm of SapientNitro’s evolution toward a unique agency/consultancy hybrid position to serve clients in digital transformation, Alan led SapientNitro North America to a 10% CAGR over the last six years. Throughout his career, Alan has guided Sapient through a spectrum of important strategic phases, from the early dot com days, to the birth of digital marketing, through to mobile, where he launched and led the organization’s first Mobile Practice in 2000, into the evolution of omni-channel and now, the move to digital transformation.
        Prior to joining Sapient, Alan founded and led a management and technology-consulting firm and has nearly three decades worth of experience developing solutions for even the most complex marketing and communications.
        Alan is a passionate supporter of Publicis90, Publicis Groupe’s investment in 90 promising startups, and Viva Technology Paris, a global event dedicated to the collaboration between large companies and startups. He sits on the Boards of a number of startups in the transformation space and serves on the Board of Trustees at Rider University.

      • Jarek Ziebinski

        Jarek Ziebinski

        CEO
        Publicis Groupe
        Northern & Central Europe

        As CEO for Publicis Groupe, Northern & Central Europe, Jarek oversees 25 markets with 5,700 employees across the Nordics, BeNeLux, Central & Eastern Europe as well as Russia, Turkey and Israel. In this role, he is tasked with accelerating the transformation of the Publicis Groupe operating model to deliver on its unique Power of One integrated offering and create profitable growth for clients and the agency.
        This assignment follows 2.5 years of pioneering experience as CEO of Publicis One where he successfully led the consolidation of Publicis Groupe’s agency brands, assets and expertise - including creative, media, PR, digital, technology, production. - into the Power of One model across 55 markets with 7,000 employees across Asia, Latin America, Europe and Middle East.
        With three decades of experience in the advertising and marketing industry, Jarek began his career in advertising at Leo Burnett in Poland. Under his leadership, he grew the agency from 40 to 500 employees and increased its revenue by 5 times over 6 years. During his tenure, Leo Burnett Poland became the first Polish agency to win a Cannes Lion and also the first Polish agency to be ranked as one of the top 50 most creative agencies in the world by the Gunn Report.
        He was promoted to Chairman & CEO of Leo Burnett Central Eastern Europe (CEE) in 2001 and expanded the geographical footprint of the agency from 11 to 16 countries while doubling the size of Leo Burnett Group operations in Russia. Under his leadership, Leo Burnett agencies in CEE were named Agency of the Year 42 times in their respective countries.
        He relocated to Singapore in 2009 to take up the helm as the President for the agency-network in the APAC region. In 2014, he was promoted to Chairman & CEO for Leo Burnett APAC including Greater China where he oversaw Leo Burnett offices across 24 cities -with over 3,000 employees- in the region.
        Leo Burnett APAC was one of the fastest growing and most awarded agency-networks in the region, having achieved revenue growth of 50% over a span of six years, with every office reporting profitable growth. It was also one of the top new business leaders in the region according to the industry’s new business league by R3. Leo Burnett's creativity went from strength to strength under Jarek’s watch – clocking a remarkable set of results across leading international and regional award shows including the Agency Network of the Year at APAC’s leading creative awards festival, ADFEST in 2013 and 2015.

      Four specialized committees (nominations, remuneration, audit and risk and strategies committee) assist the Board in fulfilling its missions.

      Audit Committee

      • Jean Charest President
      • Véronique Morali Member
      • André Kudelski Independent Member

      Compensation Committee

      • André Kudelski President
      • Véronique Morali Member
      • Cherie Nursalim Member
      • Thomas H. Glocer Independent Member
      • Maurice Lévy Member

      Nominating Committee

      • Elisabeth Badinter President
      • Jean Charest Independent Member
      • Marie-Josée Kravis Independent Member
      • André Kudelski Independent Member
      • Maurice Lévy Member

      Strategy & Risk Committee

      • Marie-Josée Kravis President, Independent Member
      • Elisabeth Badinter Member
      • Marie-Claude Mayer Member
      • Tom H. Glocer Independent Member
      • Maurice Lévy Member
      • Pierre Pénicaud Member

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