--- Will Also Serve as Executive Vice President of Publicis
-- Global CEO of Publicis Worldwide, Arthur
Sadoun, today announced the appointment of Guillaume
Herbette as CEO of MSLGROUP and Executive Vice
President of Publicis Worldwide. The appointment is
effective August 24,
Herbette, who currently serves as global Vice Chairman of
Operations at FleishmanHillard, will succeed Olivier Fleurot, who
moves into an SVP role within Publicis Groupe.
well as leading MSLGROUP, Herbette is also tasked with partnering
with Sadoun to create more seamless ways of working with all
Publicis Groupe brands – such as Leo
Burnett, Saatchi & Saatchi, BBH, Starcom Mediavest
Group, ZenithOptimedia, Publicis.Sapient and Publicis Healthcare
Communications Group – to enhance the client offering across the
making the announcement, Sadoun, to whom Herbette will report,
noted "Guillaume's rich knowledge of the US market, global
strategic vision, and valuable professional services experience are
key assets that will contribute to MSLGROUP's growth. Under his
leadership, and with the support of Publicis Worldwide, I see a
bright opportunity for MSLGROUP to lead the change within the PR
industry, and for its clients, via an exclusive offering that
combines influence, brand management and commerce."
Publicis Groupe Chairman & CEO Maurice
Levy said, "I'm very pleased to have Guillaume on board
as this will accelerate MSLGROUP's growth within our Groupe through
better integration with all our entities, providing them with the
necessary complement of PR. This close collaboration with Publicis
Worldwide will lead to the development of models that will be
applied to all the Groupe's entities."
honored and grateful to be given the opportunity to lead this
exceptional organization of creative and talented professionals,"
said Herbette. "This is a terrific opportunity that any leader
would welcome. I am confident that with our talented team of
communications professionals, I will build on the progress that
Olivier achieved over the past six years. This is a responsibility
that I accept with great confidence and determination. I am
personally committed to both enhancing MSLGROUP as a great
organization to work for, while at the same time ensuring that our
clients are front and center of everything we do."
role as CEO of MSLGROUP, Herbette will be responsible for
overseeing all MSLGROUP entities, including the global events
offering through Publicis Live, PBJS and Publicis Events, as well
as strategic communication consultancies such as Kekst &
Company, CNC and JKL.
Herbette brings over 25 years of relevant experience to his new
role. After joining FleishmanHillard in 1998, he assumed jobs of
increasing responsibility throughout the Europe, Middle
East and Africa region.
He later served as chief operating officer for the firm's US
Eastern and Western and Canada regions.
He then assumed his Vice Chairman duties in 2010. In that role, he
was responsible for FleishmanHillard's overall operations and
growth. Throughout his career, Herbette spent more than 10 years in
Herbette began his career with PwC in 1991, in the
company's Paris office.
From 1995 to 1998, he was part of the global professional services
firm's corporate finance group in New
York, where he gained extensive experience in transactions,
including mergers and acquisitions.
MSLGROUP is Publicis Groupe's strategic communications and
engagement group, advisors in all aspects of communication
strategy: from consumer PR to financial communications, from public
affairs to reputation management and from crisis communications to
experiential marketing and events. With more than 3,000 people
across close to 100 offices worldwide, MSLGROUP is also the largest
PR network in Europe,
fast-growing Chinaand India.
The group offers strategic planning and counsel, insight-guided
thinking and big, compelling ideas – followed by thorough
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About Publicis Worldwide:
Publicis Worldwide is a global creative agency, with 89 years'
experience providing change leadership for its clients. We believe
that this era demands a combination of strategic, creative and
digital ideas that help clients to Lead The Change in their own
digital transformation. With over 13,000 employees in 84 countries,
clients include Axa, BNP Paribas, Carrefour, Cartier, Citi,
Coca-Cola, Haier, Hilton Honors, HP, L'Oreal, LG, Luxottica,
Nestle, Orange, P&G, PayPal, Pernod Ricard, RATP, Renault,
Sanofi, Seb, Siemens, Telefonica, Total, and UBS.
Publicis Worldwide is a part of Publicis Groupe.
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About Publicis Groupe
Publicis Groupe [Euronext Paris FR0000130577, CAC 40] is a global
leader in marketing, communication, and business transformation. In
a world marked by increased convergence and consumer empowerment,
Publicis Groupe offers a full range of services and skills:
digital, technology & consulting with Publicis.Sapient
(SapientNitro, Sapient Global Markets, Sapient Government Services,
Razorfish Global, DigitasLBi, Rosetta) - the world's largest most
forward-thinking digitally centered platform focused exclusively on
digital transformation in an always-on world - as well as creative
networks such as BBH, Leo
Burnett, Publicis Worldwide, Saatchi & Saatchi, public
affairs, corporate communications and events with MSLGROUP, ad tech
solutions with VivaKi, media strategy, planning and buying through
Starcom MediaVest Group and ZenithOptimedia, healthcare
communications, with Publicis Healthcare Communications Group
(PHCG), and finally, brand asset production with Prodigious.
Present in 108 countries, the Groupe employs more than 76,000
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