Arthur Sadoun, 48, is Chairman & CEO of Publicis Groupe, the world’s third largest communications group.
After graduating from the European Business School, Arthur founded his own advertising agency in Chile, which he later sold to BBDO/ Chile.
Returning to France in 1997, he completed an MBA at INSEAD and joined the TBWA network (Omnicom Group) as International Director of Strategic Planning. In 2000, he was appointed Executive Officer of TBWA/Paris, becoming CEO in 2003. Under his management and for four consecutive years, TBWA/Paris received the ‘Agency of the Year’ award at Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity.
At the end of 2006, Arthur Sadoun was named CEO of Publicis Conseil, the flagship agency of Publicis Groupe founded by Marcel Bleustein-Blanchet and previously presided over by Maurice Lévy.
In January 2009, Maurice Lévy appointed Arthur Sadoun CEO of the network Publicis France. Under Arthur’s leadership, Publicis Conseil was crowned Agency of the Year in 2008, 2009 and 2010, and Publicis France was named Network of the Year consecutively from 2009-2012.
In April 2011, he was appointed Managing Director of Publicis Worldwide, the global network of Publicis creative agencies, before being named Chief Executive Officer of the network in October 2013.
In December 2015, he was named CEO of Publicis Communications, Publicis Groupe’s creative hub comprising Leo Burnett, Saatchi & Saatchi, Publicis Worldwide, BBH, MSLGROUP and Prodigious networks.
Arthur Sadoun became Chairman and CEO of Publicis Groupe on June 1, 2017, making him the 3rd leader of the Groupe in its 91-year history, following in the footsteps of Maurice Lévy, and founder Marcel Bleustein-Blanchet.