Richard Pinder

Richard Pinder

CEO UK and International at Crispin Porter + Bogusky
Paris, France

Summary

Richard has over twenty five years of international brand advertising and digital experience, half in the UK and half in Asia, Europe and Worldwide. He has run a global ad network (Publicis Worldwide) for five years, he has built his own agency network (The House Worldwide) and is now proud to lead the international expansion of iconic US agency of the decade brand Crispin, Porter and Bogusky (CP+B).

At CP+B London, Richard and his team are building a modern communications agency just at home working with modern digitally savvy brands like Hotels.com and PayPal as they are working with brands seeking to take on and win versus the established order of things such as Turkish Airlines and Infiniti Motors.
Believing in the power of collaboration to achieve extraordinary results, the team workshop strategy with clients and hothouse creative. Leading to fast and original results. Always remembering that "Creativity is the Cure" to most business problems.

Richard stepped up to take sole leadership of the Publicis global network in May 2009 which, with 9000 employees in over 80 markets, is the founding pillar and largest agency network of the Publicis Groupe. He is a member of Publicis Groupe’s P12 Management Board and reports directly to Maurice Lévy, Chairman and CEO of Publicis Groupe. He was appointed Chief Operating Officer of Publicis Worldwide in October 2006 and has been part of Publicis Groupe since its acquisition of Bcom3 in 2002.
Before joining Publicis, Richard was President of Leo Burnett's EMEA region where he re-established the network’s growth track by focusing Burnett on creativity and broadening its holistic offer through the strengthening of Arc, the marketing services arm of Leo Burnett.
Prior to leading EMEA, in 2000, Richard was Regional Managing Director of Leo Burnett Asia Pacific. Under his leadership, Leo Burnett consistently ranked in the top three in terms of creativity, business activity and market share in nearly every country in the region. By consistently championing creative and strategic excellence, Richard also led the network to strong local and regional new business performance.

The early years of Richard’s career were spent at Grey Advertising in London where he rose from Graduate Trainee to Client Services Director. Richard then joined Ogilvy & Mather as UK Managing Director before moving to Leo Burnett in Asia Pacific."

Positions

CEO UK and International
Crispin Porter + Bogusky
June 2014 - Present (3 years 2 months)
Buonaguidi takes CP&B London role
Co-Founder & CEO
The House Worldwide
October 2011 - June 2014 (2 years 8 months)
The House Worldwide is a new take on global networks. Comprising small teams of senior globally experienced talent directly leading the client’s business combined with access to a raft of top quality companies who are available to solve functional and geographic needs on an as needed basis, The House Worldwide counts Levis, Lenovo, ghd, Maserati, Argos and Laurent Perrier amongst its clients.
Chief Operating Officer
Paris, France
October 2006 - April 2011 (4 years 6 months)
Chief Operating Officer and head of the network, responsible for the largest brand agency in Publicis Groupe (a CAC40 quoted company), a €1bn revenue business with 254 offices covering advertising, direct and digital communications for global clients such as Procter and Gamble, HP, Coke, L’Oreal, LG, Nestle, Zurich, Renault, Sanofi, Telefonica, Orange and Citibank. Reporting directly to the Chief Executive Officer of Publicis Groupe and sitting on the Groupe executive board, the position had line responsibility for all offices and all accounts of the network, giving significant experience of working with most major client sectors in all geographies and cultures.
President
London, United Kingdom
June 2004 - October 2006 (2 years 4 months)
Regional President responsible for €330m revenues across 54 countries, working with key clients such as Procter and Gamble, Philip Morris, Samsung, Fiat, McDonald’s, Kellogg’s and General Motors. Reporting to the Chairman/CEO of Leo Burnett Worldwide the position was responsible for a regional team covering functional leadership as well as all the geographies and accounts in the EMEA region. In addition led the successful Publicis Groupe pitch for the global Samsung account.
Regional Managing Director
Leo Burnett Asia/Pacific
April 2000 - February 2004 (3 years 10 months)
Regional Managing Director, reporting to the Worldwide CEO. Youngest member of the worldwide executive committee, responsible for 24 offices in 16 countries in this dynamic and fast growing region. Media Magazine’s regional agency of the year in 2001 and 2003. Resulting in a growth rate of between 15% and 20% p.a. and a profit increase of five-fold over the four years
Managing Director
Ogilvy and Mather London
January 1997 - February 2000 (3 years 1 month)
Managing Director of Ogilvy London, the role reported to the Chairman of Ogilvy Group in the UK.
Client Services Director
Grey Advertising London
October 1986 - January 1997 (10 years 3 months)
Graduate Trainer
Westland Helicopters
1982 - 1986 (4 years)

Education

BSc, Economics and Business Economics , Upper Second

University of Southampton
1983 - 1986 (3 years)

Sherborne School, Dorset, UK
1977 - 1982 (5 years)

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