Publicis Gives Arthur Sadoun Four Year Extension – Elevates New Execs

Sadoun, who succeeded the current chair of the supervisory board, Maurice Lévy, in January 2017, rolls out his new team.

Publicis has announced a four-year extension for Arthur Sadoun as Chairman President and CEO of Publicis Groupe. As part of the big day at top Publicis leadership offices, Sadoun also announced his pick of four new executive leadership appointments.

  • Carla Serrano, Chief Strategy Officer Publicis Groupe
  • Dave Penski, CEO Publicis Media U.S.
  • Nigel Vaz, CEO Publicis Sapient
  • Agathe Bousquet, President Publicis Groupe France

“I would like to thank the Supervisory Board and Maurice Lévy in particular, for their continued support and trust,” said Sadoun.

“In the past five years, Publicis has faced many challenges, but thanks to the incredible efforts of our people and very strong foundation built over almost a century by Marcel Bleustein-Blanchet and Maurice Lévy , today we are a stronger, bigger and better company.”


It was additionally announced that Chief Operating Officer, who has held the position since 2019, will take the newly created role as chairman of Publicis Groupe Europe.

The Supervisory Board would like to express to Arthur Sadoun its great satisfaction with the exceptional performance of the Groupe in recent years,” said Maurice Lévy, Chairman of the Supervisory Board.

“The results achieved after bold moves such as the creation of the Marcel platform, the repositioning of Publicis Sapient and the acquisition and successful integration of Epsilon command admiration.”


Four-year extensions were also given to board members Anne-Gabrielle Heilbronner, Secretary General, and Michel-Alain Proch, CFO.

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