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Publicis Media Creates Future-focused Next Generation Board of Executives

Posted June 8, 2017

Publicis Media has created a next generation board to address opportunities and drive transformation across the company, according to a recent announcement, The group, which will work with the company’s global executive group will offer board members full support from local and global leadership, providing a real opportunity to influence the direction of all brands and practices within Publicis Media, challenge the status quo and implement global initiatives and projects

Launched across 15 markets  – US, UK, Nordics, MENA, Singapore, DACH, Italy, India, Mexico, Australia, Poland, China, Russia, UK, Spain and France – the aim is to foster a spirit of collaboration across a group of high-performing individuals from around the world.

The UK Next Generation Board is made up of 13 representatives: Ricardo Amboage, Head of Display Investment for Starcom and Mediavest | Spark, Publicis Media Exchange; Scott Curtis, Director, Business Transformation, Publicis Media; Clare Deloford, Digital Director, Starcom; Katarzyna Gajus, Consultant, Data Sciences, Publicis Media; Nisha Gupta, Global Business Director, Blue 449; William Hart, Global Digital Strategy Director, Zenith; Rebecca Hotston, Associate Director, Planning, Mediavest | Spark; Francesca Jordan, Communications Manager, Publicis Media; Oli Knight, Solutions Consultant, Director, EMEA, Publicis Media Exchange; Jafar Mahir, Associate Biddable Director, Performics; Robbie McCawley, Global Strategy Manager, Starcom; Lisa Michael, Planning Director, Zenith UK; Kim Peatling, Associate Director, Business Development, Publicis Media.

Steve King, CEO, Publicis Media, said in a statement, “Our next generation of leaders are the future of this company. It is vital that they play a significant role in creating Publicis Media’s future, from both a talent and client perspective. The launch of the next generation board is about challenging and disrupting how we currently do things, to the benefit of all stakeholders. We had our first global board meeting earlier this month, which ran in parallel with the global Publicis Media board, and we were incredibly impressed with the proposals that were presented, some of which we have already started to adopt.  The energy and new perspectives that they bring are fundamental to our ongoing transformation and success.”

Each local board comprises of 8-15 employees identified as future leaders and representing diverse skill sets. They will work together to architect and activate medium to long-term deliverables that increase employee engagement and advance Publicis Media’s Trust, Talent and Transformation vision. Representatives from each of the local boards will meet four times a year to work on delivering specific global initiatives. The first of these meetings took place earlier this month and the company is already acting on the proposal by next generation board to harmonize communication across all global talent through the use of innovative new mobile technologies.