Justin Billingsley

Justin Billingsley

Chief Marketing Officer at Publicis Groupe
London, United Kingdom

About me

As Global Chief Marketing Officer for Publicis Groupe, Justin brings together Publicis Groupe’s marketing and digital business transformation offerings to drive innovative ways to help clients grow. In this role, Justin’s focus areas include identifying and leading the development of products and initiatives that lead to client growth; creating more efficient and effective Power of One agency models; improving new business momentum and expanding scope with existing clients; and overseeing Publicis Groupe’s narrative to strengthen relationships with both clients and talent.
Justin first joined Publicis Groupe in 2009 as CEO for Saatchi & Saatchi Greater China, where he led the agency there to be Agency of the Year two years running. He then returned to the UK for a range of leadership roles in Saatchi & Saatchi globally before being appointed Global COO for Publicis Communications in 2015, his first Groupe-level appointment as part of The ‘Power Of One’ initiative. Justin went on to lead key Publicis Groupe countries, most recently as CEO of DACH (Germany, Austria and Switzerland) before his CMO appointment in 2020. Prior to joining Publicis Groupe, Justin worked client-side across Asia-Pacific, the US and Europe, holding leadership roles at companies including Unilever, Nokia, Orange, and The Coca-Cola Company.
In addition to his CMO role, Justin is the Chairman of Publicis Emil and Publicis One Touch; the bespoke global Power Of One agency networks for Mercedes-Benz and NIVEA respectively

Sector Experience

Positions

Chief Marketing Officer
Paris, France
April 2020 - Present (2 years 5 months)
Driving innovative ways to help our clients grow, through both marketing transformation and digital business models, by combining our unique capabilities in creativity, media, data and technology.
Chairman
Publicis One Touch
Germany
January 2020 - Present (2 years 8 months)
Chairman
Publicis Emil
Germany
January 2018 - Present (4 years 8 months)
Chairman (Jan 2020 – Present) (Berlin)
CEO (2018 Feb – Dec 2019) (London)
CEO, Publicis Groupe DACH and Brazil
Publicis Groupe DACH (Germany , Switzerland, Austria)+ Brazil
Germany
2018 - 2020 (2 years)
Global Chief Operating Officer
Publicis Communications
United Kingdom
September 2016 - February 2018 (1 year 5 months)
Worldwide Chief Operating Officer
London, United Kingdom
2015 - 2016 (1 year)
As Worldwide Chief Operating Officer my focus is on leading the network’s growth and performance across all markets, and on transforming the capabilities of the business to meet the future needs of clients. I also lead the agency’s worldwide M&A activity and serve on the executive board and global leadership team of Saatchi & Saatchi.

Prior to being named CEO of Dynamic Markets in January 2015, I was the COO of the EMEA region for Saatchi & Saatchi. I joined the agency in 2009 as CEO of Saatchi & Saatchi Greater China based in Shanghai in 2009 where I led the agency to be named Creative Agency of the Year in 2013 , and before that held various senior marketing leadership roles at companies including Unilever, Nokia, Orange, and The Coca-Cola Company. I am based in London.
CEO Dynamic Markets and Worldwide Board member
Carouge, Switzerland
January 2009 - August 2015 (6 years 7 months)
CEO and Worldwide Board member (Jan 2015 – Aug 2015)
Chief Operating Officer, Europe, Middle East & Africa. Member Saatchi & Saatchi Worldwide Board (Jul 2013 – Dec 2014)
Regional CEO and Chairman, Greater China (May 2009 – Jul 2013)
Appreneur
Pyromedia
Switzerland
2010 - 2014 (4 years)
Brand Marketing Director
Orange UK
United Kingdom
2007 - 2009 (2 years)
Global Marketing Director, Mobile Phones
Nokia
United Kingdom
2006 - 2007 (1 year)
Brand Director
Coca-Cola Great Britain
United Kingdom
2004 - 2006 (2 years)
Global Group Brand Manager - Coca-Cola
The Coca-Cola Company
United Kingdom
2002 - 2004 (2 years)

Education

IDP-C, INSEAD Certificate in Corporate Governance (International Directors Programme)

2019 - 2020 (1 year)

Commerce/Marketing

1991 - 1995 (4 years)
Other activities: AIESEC Australia National Committee - 1993-94

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