After two postgraduate studies at Sorbonne University, one in Psychology & Sociology and the other in Marketing, Valérie started her career in the Strategic Planning Department of the Callegari-Berville agency, where she spent 7 years.
In 1996, she joined BDPP as Strategic Planning Department Managing Director.
In 1998, she founded BDDP & Fils as co-President of the agency with Olivier Altmann.
In 2004, she joined TBWA Paris and took over the management of the Strategic Planning Department of TBWA France Group.
Valérie Henaff joined Publicis Conseil as Manager Director in charge of the Strategic Planning in 2006. She was appointed Managing Director of Publicis France in December 2011.
In 2014, she has been named Chief Executive Officer of Publicis Conseil.
In 2016, she has been appointed Global President of Publicis Worldwide.