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David Jones

In the pleasant setting of the Carlton Hotel in Cannes, we interviewed David Jones, the globally renowned CEO of Havas Worldwide. He explains his “Tck Tck Tck” campaign for Kofi Annan. David’s career has been characterized by tremendous accomplishments at a very young age. He was recently named Global CEO of Havas Worldwide, running Euro RSCG Worldwide, Arnold Worldwide and all creative, marketing services and design companies throughout the global Havas network of 12,000 people and more than 250 offices. In addition to his role with Havas, David serves as the Global Chief Executive Officer of Euro RSCG Worldwide where he manages one of the world’s leading global agency networks. And over the past four years, David has led Euro RSCG through a period of impressive growth. Prior to this, David was CEO of the New York office of Euro RSCG, where he managed an unprecedented new business and creative renaissance. In under a year, the agency became one of New York’s hottest shops, winning more than $500 million in new business, including the global Jaguar car business and the North American Charles Schwab account. David was previously Euro RSCG’s President of Global Business, leading the agency’s 42 multinational clients. He served as Chief Executive of Euro RSCG Australia (1998-2002) during which time the agency was named “Australia’s Agency of the Year” and Australia’s “Interactive Agency of the Year” no fewer than four times. While his accomplishments speak for themselves, the industry has recognized David for his noteworthy leadership. In 2005, he was inducted into the American Advertising Federation’s “Hall of Achievement” and was named to the “40 Under 40” lists of both Crain’s New York Business and Advertising Age, the following year. In 2006, the Financial Times and Aviva named him one of the Top 5 European Pioneering Thought Leaders. More recently, David was selected by The World Economic Forum as one of the 2008 Young Global Leaders, joining 245 leading executives, public figures and intellectuals – all age 40 or younger – chosen from around the world. During his career, David has become a passionate advocate for a host of social and political causes, most recently leading the industry on his call for creative minds to come together to help address various issues facing our world. He is the co-founder of One Young World, an organization that aims to be the voice of twenty-somethings worldwide on critical international issues such as environmentalism, health and education. Kofi Annan has selected David and his team to lead the global advertising for the Campaign for Climate Justice, which aims to raise awareness of the impact of the changing environment on poor communities throughout the globe.
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