Arthur Sadoun

Arthur Sadoun

CEO at Publicis Groupe
PARIS, France

About me

At the age of 21 and after graduating from the European Business School, Arthur Sadoun left for Chile where he founded his own advertising agency which was later sold to the BBDO network. Returning to France in 1997, he completed an MBA at INSEAD and joined TBWA/Paris where he became successively Managing Director and CEO at the age of 30. In December 2006, he joined the Publicis Groupe as CEO of Publicis Conseil then in 2009, he was appointed CEO of Publicis France. In April 2011, he was named Managing Director of Publicis Worldwide and in addition to his responsibilities as CEO of Publicis France, he oversaw Western Europe, as well as all worldwide strategic planning and creative. In October 2013, Arthur Sadoun was named CEO of Publicis Worldwide, joining Publicis Groupe’s executive committee. In December 2015 he was named CEO of Publicis Communications, Publicis Groupe’s creative hub composed of the Leo Burnett, Saatchi & Saatchi, Publicis Worldwide, BBH, MSLGROUP and Prodigious networks and counting nearly 30,000 employees.

His appointment as Chairman & CEO of Publicis Groupe, succeeding Maurice Lévy, was announced in 2017. Arthur Sadoun officially takes on this role June 1, 2017, making him the 3rd leader of Publicis Groupe in its 91 years of existence after the founder Marcel Bleustein-Blanchet and Maurice Lévy, who took the Groupe to incredible heights throughout his 30 years of leadership. 


Paris, France
October 2014 - Present (4 years 11 months)
Paris, France
January 2009 - October 2014 (5 years 9 months)
Publicis France is the first communication group in France.It brings together twenty agencies and 1200 employees. It has won the “Group of the Year” award in both 2009 and 2010.

Paris, France
December 2006 - January 2009 (2 years 1 month)
The agency won numerous accounts such as BNP Paribas, Capgemini, Intermarché, Axa International, Yoplait, Luxottica and RATP.

In 2008, 2009 and 2010, Publicis Conseil received the « Agency of the Year » award.
Managing Director
Boulogne-Billancourt, France
1999 - 2006 (7 years)
In 1999, he joined TBWA International as head of international strategic planning and head of development.

In 2000, he was appointed as managing director of TBWA/Paris and in August 2003 he became chief executive officer of TBWA/Paris.

Under his management TBWA/Paris received the « Agency of the Year » award four years in a row at the Cannes Lions International Advertising Festival.


1988 - 1992 (4 years)

Trade Organizations

ACT Responsible, Chalais

ACT'ive Agency Member
June 2012 - Present (7 years 3 months)

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