Governance

SUPERVISORY BOARD

The Supervisory Board consists of 13 members (including one member representing employees), and is carefully balanced in terms of its composition. There are six women and six men, eight independent members and eight 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.

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 IT Director, and was appointed CEO of Publicis Conseil, the Groupe's flagship agency, in 1981. 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. He was responsible for transforming Publicis from a great, French creative agency into a global leader, covering all segments of the advertising industry. With spectacular acquisitions such as Saatchi & Saatchi, Bcom3 (Leo Burnett, Starcom, Mediavest) Zenith or in the digital space with Digitas, Performics, Razorfish, Rosetta and Sapient, today Publicis represents more than 80,000 talents, $10 billion in revenue and is present in more than 104 countries.
        In 2016, to celebrate Publicis Groupe’s 90th anniversary, Maurice Lévy was determined to look to the future rather than the past, keeping in line with Publicis’ pioneering spirit. The result was two initiatives – Publicis90, through which Publicis Groupe invested in 90 promising startups and Viva Technology Paris, a global event dedicated to the collaboration between large companies and startups.
        Widely recognized as a leading figure in the communications industry, Mr. Lévy also co-founded the French Brain Institute (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 2015, he was appointed Chairman of the Pasteur-Weizmann Institute. Mr. Lévy has been honored with numerous distinctions and accolades for his contributions to media, business leadership, tolerance and peace. Mr. Lévy holds the distinctions of Commandeur of the French Légion d’Honneur and Grand Officier of the Ordre National du Mérite.

      • 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.

      • Enrico Letta

        Enrico Letta

        Dean of the Paris School of International Affairs, Sciences Po, Paris
        President of Jacques Delors Institute, France
        Former Prime Minister of Italy

        Former Italian Prime Minister and current Dean of the Paris School of International Affairs at Sciences Po in Paris, Enrico Letta has featured prominently both in Italy’s domestic affairs and in European politics. During his tenure in the Italian government, he served as Minister for EU Affairs and Minister for Industry, Commerce and Crafts and Foreign Trade, in addition to being a Member of the European Parliament from 2004 to 2006.
        Letta has a PhD in European Union Law and he has published extensively on EU affairs, in particular on EU enlargement, indicating his firm commitment to and interest in the continent’s matters.

      • Suzan LeVine

        Suzan LeVine

        Commissioner for the Washington state Employment Security Department
        Former U.S. Ambassador to Switzerland and Liechtenstein

        Suzan “Suzi” LeVine, born in 1969, American citizen, joined the Cabinet for Washington State Governor, Jay Inslee, as Commissioner for the Employment Security Department in 2018. She served as United States Ambassador to the Swiss Confederation and Principality of Liechtenstein from 2014-2017.
        Her passion for the future of work is reflected in her participation on the National Association of State Workforce Associations (NASWA) board, the Career Connect Washington Task Force, the CareerWise Colorado board, the Markle Foundation’s Rework America Task Force, and the ETH Zurich Center on the Economics and Management of Education and Training (CEMETS) International Advisory Board.
        Her previous positions focused on education, technology, community, innovation, travel, social responsibility, and youth outreach. She’s worked at Microsoft as a Director of Communications for Education and Student Developer Strategic Partnerships and at Expedia as a Vice President for Sales and Marketing in Luxury Travel. Twice during her career, she was a stay-at-home mom, during which time she co-founded two non-profit organizations – an innovative Jewish community model, The Kavana Cooperative, and an advisory board for the Institute for Learning and Brain Sciences (ILABS) at the University of Washington.
        Suzi is a graduate of Brown University with a Bachelor of Arts in English and a Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering with aerospace applications. She and her husband have two children and live in Seattle, Washington.

      • Dr. Antonella Mei-Pochtler

        Dr. Antonella Mei-Pochtler

        Special Advisor to the Federal Chancellor of Austria
        Head of ThinkAustria
        Senior Advisor of The Boston Consulting Group

        Born on May 17, 1958, of Italian nationality, Antonella Mei-Pochtler is a Senior Leader with extensive experience in the Consumer, Media&Technology sectors. She has held key leadership positions within The Boston Consulting Group (BCG) at European and global level and has focussed her activities on Digital Transformation, Strategy and Organization.
        Named a Top 25 Global Consultant by Consulting magazine, she was awarded the Women Leaders in Consulting Lifetime Achievement Award in 2013 .
        She is involved in a wide range of activities and social causes, especially on educational equity. She serves as Deputy Chairwoman of Westwing AG, on the Board of DKMS and Teach For All. She is also a cofounder of BCG’s education project Business@School, for which she earned the German president’s Freedom and Responsibility Award in 2002.
        For more than twenty years, she has organized the Brand Club, a top branding and media- focused conference for CEOs in Germany. She is currently the Head of ThinkAustria, the Strategy & Planning Unit of the Federal Chancellor of Austria.

      • 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.

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

      Audit Committee

      • Jean Charest Chair
      • André Kudelski Member
      • Suzan LeVine Member
      • Claudine Bienaimé Independent Member

      Compensation Committee

      • André Kudelski Chair
      • Thomas H. Glocer Member
      • Maurice Lévy Member
      • Antonella Mei-Pochtler Member
      • Cherie Nursalim Member
      • Michel Cicurel Independent Member

      Nominating Committee

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

      Strategy & Risk Committee

      • Marie-Josée Kravis Chair
      • Elisabeth Badinter Member
      • Tom H. Glocer Member
      • Enrico Letta Member
      • Suzan LeVine Member
      • Maurice Lévy Member
      • Pierre Pénicaud Member

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