Supervisory Board

The Supervisory Board consists of 12 members, and is carefully balanced in terms of its composition. There are six women and six men, seven 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.


The Management Board consists of 3 members and has been chaired by Maurice Lévy since 1987, the date the Groupe’s status was legally modified to favor bicephalous (dual) governance. The trust between the two management bodies – The Management Board and the Supervisory Board - ensures harmonious Groupe governance.


In 2015, Publicis Groupe added a Management Board + to its two governance bodies (Supervisory Board and Management Board). The Management Board + includes four members that represent major Groupe functions, placing the next generation of leaders closer to the Groupe's decision makers and thought leaders.
      • Maurice Lévy

        Maurice Lévy

        CHAIRMAN & CEO
        Publicis Groupe

        Maurice Lévy is Chairman & CEO 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. Responsible for the Groupe's international expansion as early as 2000 with the acquisitions of Saatchi Saatchi & Saatchi and Bcom3, 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 77,000 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

        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 is its Chair since 1996.

      • Simon Badinter

        Simon Badinter

        Member of the Advisory Board

        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.

      • Claudine Bienaimé

        Claudine Bienaimé

        Member of the Supervisory Board
        Publicis Groupe

        Claudine Bienaimé joined Publicis in 1966, working in the department of Technical Management. She subsequently became Financial Controller, then General Secretary of Publicis Conseil (1978) and President of the French media division (1995). Named General Secretary of Publicis Groupe in 2001, and a member of the Management Board from 2004, she oversaw the Groupe's human resources, legal and internal audit divisions through the end of 2007. Since June 2008, she has been a member of the Supervisory Board and sits on two of its committees.

      • Jean Charest

        Jean Charest

        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.

      • Michel Cicurel

        Michel Cicurel

        Michel Cicurel Conseil

        Michel Cicurel has held numerous positions in the course of his career, notably at the French Finance Ministry (Treasury), at Compagnie Bancaire (founder of Cortal), and within the Danone and Cerus Groups. He was President of the Management Board of Compagnie Financière Edmond de Rothschild Banque. Member of several boards, including at Bouygues Télécom and at Société Générale, he is also Vice-President of Coe-Rexecode.

      • Sophie Dulac

        Sophie Dulac

        Of Supervisory Board
        Publicis Groupe

        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.

      • Jerry A.Greenberg

        Jerry A.Greenberg

        Founder and Co-Chairman
        Independent Member of the Supervisory Board
        Publicis Groupe

        Jerry A. Greenberg is an independent member of Publicis Groupe's Supervisory Board. Jerry co-founded Sapient in 1991, and served as Sapient's Co-Chairman of the Board of Directors and Co-Chief Executive Officer until 2006. He rejoined Sapient's Board in 2010 and was elected as Co-Chairman in 2012.
        Jerry and co-founder J. Stuart Moore started Sapient to pioneer a fundamentally different approach to business and technology consulting. Throughout his tenure at Sapient, he established the foundation for the fusion of deep technology skills and rich creativity that characterizes much of the company's work for clients today. Jerry graduated from Harvard University with a degree in economics.

      • 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

        Global Client Leader for the L'Oréal Group
        Publicis Groupe

        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

        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.

      • Alan J. Herrick

        Alan J. Herrick


        Alan J. Herrick is Chairman of Publicis.Sapient and a member of the Publicis Groupe "Directoire+". Alan is responsible for overall leadership of Publicis.Sapient, the world's largest platform focused exclusively on digital transformation and the dynamics of an always-on world. The platform encompasses the global leaders in digital—SapientNitro, Razorfish Global, Rosetta and DigitasLBi—and the deep industry expertise of Sapient Global Markets and Sapient Government Services.
        Prior to Publicis Groupe's acquisition of Sapient in February of 2015, Alan served as Sapient's President and CEO since 2006, as well as Co-Chairman of its Board. Since joining Sapient in 1995, Alan has led various business units, including a role as Executive Vice President in charge of Sapient North America and Europe, and has been instrumental in setting strategy, fostering a culture of innovation, and driving top- and bottom-line growth for the business.

      • Steve King

        Steve King

        Publicis Media

        Once the youngest Managing Director of a UK media company, Steve is now one of the most experienced global network leaders. In 2000, Zenith became part of Publicis Groupe and Steve was part of the management team that oversaw the successful merger with the Publicis owned Optimedia network. In 2001 he became CEO of ZenithOptimedia EMEA. In 2004, when the long standing Chairman of Zenith, and subsequently ZenithOptimedia, John Perriss, retired, Steve became Global CEO of ZenithOptimedia. Steve held this position until the start of 2016, when he was promoted to CEO of the newly formed Publicis Media, overseeing all media operations within Publicis Groupe. He has served on the P12, the management executive team of Publicis Groupe, since 2004. He was one of the architects of VivaKi within Publicis Groupe, which created a dynamic and unique operation housing the key media and digital assets of Publicis Groupe - representing ZenithOptimedia, Starcom Mediavest Group and Digitas. In 2012, he was appointed to the Board of BBH. In 2014, he was appointed to the Directoire+ of Publicis Groupe. Steve is a regular presenter on industry trends and is frequently interviewed for his views on global media issues.

      • Arthur Sadoun

        Arthur Sadoun

        Publicis Communications

        Previously CEO of TBWA/Paris, named Agency of the Year at the Cannes Festival for 4 consecutive years during his tenure, Arthur Sadoun joined Publicis Groupe in December 2006 as CEO of Publicis Conseil, before becoming CEO of Publicis France in 2009. Named Managing Director of Publicis Worldwide in 2011, overseeing Western Europe and worldwide strategic planning and creative activities, in October 2013 Sadoun was named CEO of the Publicis Worldwide network. Under his leadership, Publicis Worldwide went on to attract major new clients, including the global Heineken and Cadillac accounts and Citibank’s media business. In January 2016 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. In 2016, the newly-formed Publicis Communications won over clients including P&G Dish Care, Walmart, GlaxoSmithKline, Hewlett Packard Entreprises, Porsche and MillerCoors.

      • Rishad Tobaccowala

        Rishad Tobaccowala

        Strategy & Growth Officer
        Publicis Groupe

        Rishad Tobaccowala is Strategy & Growth Officer and member of the Directoire+ of Publicis Groupe, the world's third largest communications group.
        He was most recently the Chairman of DigitasLBi and of Razorfish, two global firms owned by Publicis Groupe focused on marketing and business transformation. Rishad was previously the Chief Strategy and Innovation officer of VivaKi, a global leader in digital advertising solutions. He has 33 years of experience in marketing and has worked, helped grow, founded/co-founded or incubated for a variety of companies including Leo Burnett, Starcom, SMG Next, Starcom IP, Giant Step, Play, and Denuo.
        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.

      • 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 and risk management. 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.

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

      Audit Committee

      • Jean Charest President, Independent Member
      • Claudine Bienaimé Independent Member
      • Véronique Morali Member
      • André Kudelski Independent Member
      • Jean-Paul Morin Permanent Expert

      Compensation Committee

      • Michel Cicurel President, Independent Member
      • Claudine Bienaimé Independent Member
      • Véronique Morali Member
      • Jerry A. Greenberg Independent Member
      • Thomas H. Glocer Independent Member

      Appointment Committee

      • Elisabeth Badinter President
      • Marie-Josée Kravis Independent Member
      • Michel Cicurel Independent Member
      • Jean Charest Independent Member

      Strategy & Risk Committee

      • Marie-Josée Kravis President, Independent Member
      • Elisabeth Badinter Member
      • Marie-Claude Mayer Member
      • Jerry A. Greenberg Independent Member

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