Nicolas Bordas

Nicolas Bordas

Vice President Europe at TBWA\Worldwide
Boulogne Billancourt, France

About me

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.


Vice President
TBWA Europe
January 2013 - Present (10 years 2 months)
Boulogne Billancourt, France
January 2013 - Present (10 years 2 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
Bruxelles, Belgium
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)


1979 - 1982 (3 years)

1970 - 1978 (8 years)

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