Nicolas Bordas

Nicolas Bordas

Vice President at TBWA/EUROPE & DAN EUROPE, President of BEING Worldwide

Boulogne Billancourt, France

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After his studies at Paris ESSEC Business School (class of 1982), Nicolas started at Saatchi & Saatchi France, where he managed several accounts including Danone, Avis and British Airways.

In 1988, he joined CLM BBDO and assumed responsibility for Pepsi, Eram shoes, Kookaï fashion and Total Oil.

In 1994, Nicolas joined BDDP as General Director. Four years later, he created a new agency within BDDP called BDDP & Fils and was appointed President of TBWA\France. In that capacity, Nicolas was involved with advertising (TBWA\Paris), publishing (TEXTUEL\LA MINE), corporate communication (TBWA\CORPORATE), marketing services (TEQUILA\) and events (\AUDITOIRE).

In 2008, he was appointed to the Executive Committee of TBWA\Worldwide.

In May 2009, Nicolas was elected President of L’Association des Agences — Conseil en Communication (Communication Agency Association Council).

Nicolas is the author of L'idée qui tue!: Politique, business, culture... Les secrets des idées qui durent (Killer Ideas: Politics, business, culture...The secrets of enduring ideas), published in French on October 29, 2009.

People I worked with

Olivier Altmann
Co-Founder / CEO / CCO
Christine Bouffort
Agency Producer
Florent Sallard
Account Manager
ici Barbès
Olivier Couradjut
Directeur de création
Lafayette Agency
Rémy Tricot
Senior Art Director
Grey Paris


Vice President

TBWA Europe
January 2013 - Currently here (3 years 9 months)


Boulogne Billancourt, France
January 2013 - Currently here (3 years 9 months)

President & CEO

Boulogne Billancourt, France
2002 - January 2013 (11 years)
3rd largest group of communication in France. 15 companies including TBWA\Paris, Being, E-Graphics, Auditoire, Textuel La Mine, TBWA\Corporate, BDDP&Fils, TBWA\Adelphi Worldhealth, Harrison &Wolf, XL, Qualicontact... Main clients : Nissan, Apple, McDonald's, SNCF, Michelin ...

Managing Director

October 1994 - December 1997 (3 years 2 months)

Deputy Managing Director

October 1988 - October 1994 (6 years)

Account Director

Saatchi & Saatchi Paris
September 1982 - September 1988 (6 years)


ESSEC - ESSEC Business School
1979 - 1982 (3 years)

Lycee Blaise Pascal
1970 - 1978 (8 years)

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