COO, Publicis Groupe and Executive Chairman
Joined Publicis Groupe in 1993 as a founding partner of Publicis Consultants. He became Executive VP of Publicis Groupe in Apr 2004 and appointed to lead and implement Project Horizon, a strategic plan following the merger with Bcom3. In Jan 2005 he was also appointed to head Publicis Groupe Shared Service Centres, and IT, Procurement, Real Estate and Insurance. In Sept 2006, Jean-Yves was named Executive VP Group Operations, Publicis Groupe, and Member of the “P12” Board, Executive Committee. Dec 2007, named Member of the Management Board. His responsibilities increased and include overseeing Publicis Healthcare Communications Group (July 2008) and Publicis Groupe Production Platforms (May 2009). Apr 2010 he was also appointed to lead China Publicis Groupe, and in June 2010 was named COO of Publicis Groupe.
Publicis Groupe is the third largest communications group in the world, offering the full range of services and skills: digital and traditional advertising, public affairs and events, media buying and specialized communication. Its major networks are Leo Burnett, MSLGROUP, PHCG (Publicis Healthcare Communications Group), Publicis Worldwide, Rosetta and Saatchi & Saatchi. VivaKi, the Groupe's media and digital accelerator, includes Digitas, Razorfish, Starcom MediaVest Group and ZenithOptimedia. Present in 104 countries, the Groupe employs 56,000 professionals.