Alexander Peitersen

Alexander Peitersen

Nordic CEO at Publicis Communication
Copenhagen, Denmark

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Nordic CEO
Publicis Communication
February 2017 - Present (1 year 11 months)
Publicis Communications has named Alexander Peitersen as CEO of the Nordics region. Peitersen has been with Publicis Groupe since 2001 and was previously the CEO and co-founder of the Publicis Worldwide agency, Reputation (Denmark & Finland). He has headed past agency transformations in Russia, Denmark and Finland for Publicis Worldwide.

Peitersen, together with Cathrine Toubal who will join as the Chief Talent Officer in the Nordics in
February, and Nordics CFO Astri Garshol, will form the regional leadership team for Publicis
Communications in the Nordics. As one of the four solutions hubs of Publicis Groupe [Euronext
Paris FR0000130577, CAC 40], Publicis Communications unites the Groupe’s creative offering.
Publicis Communications in the Nordics includes agencies Kitchen in Norway, Reputation in
Denmark and Finland, Saatchi & Saatchi in Sweden and Denmark, MSLGROUP in Sweden,
Norway, Denmark and Finland and Prodigious in Sweden and Denmark. The management of these agencies will report into Alexander as will the regional leadership team.
Chairman of The International Board of Trustees
OvaCure - Curing Ovarian Cancer Together
January 2017 - Present (2 years)
CEO & co-founder
København K, Denmark
September 2001 - Present (17 years 4 months)
Alexander Peitersen is co-founder and partner of REPUTATION, part of Publicis Groupe, the world’s 3rd largest advertising network. Out of Copenhagen, REPUTATION is the creative lead agency for Leo Burnett and Publicis in Denmark. REPUTATION is the hothouse for integrative marketing strategies with a strong focus on reputation management and the development of power brands through story-telling. His extensive experience covers corporate branding initiatives, repositioning projects as well as key launches, primarily international branding projects.

REPUTATION is global lead agency for clients like Lundbeck, UCB and Genmab as well as regional lead agency for clients like P&G, Renault, Coca Cola and Nestlé. After its birth, the agency has had an annual average growth of 30% in seven consecutive years and awarded “Gazelle” status twice by the leading Danish newspaper, Børsen.
København K, Denmark
2015 - 2017 (2 years)
Former agency Skandaali was restructured into REPUTATION Helsinki including repositioning of the organisation, talents and clients. From a loss-making history, the turnaround has now created a growth agency.
REPUTATION Helsinki is specialised in turning Finnish companies into international brands with its creative digital expertise. The agency works for clients like HKScan, SCA, VR, VISA and many others.
København K, Denmark
2008 - 2017 (9 years)
Was heading the restructure of Publicis Groupe Denmark together with Patrick Tepfers, resulting in the merger of Publicisi Denmark and Leo Burnett Denmark into REPUTATION. The restructure involved a complex realignment of talents, brands and clients to fit the new structure. In parallel, Prodigious was launched on the former X2M agency network in the Nordics.
The succesful restructure process has become a case study at IMD (Lausanne)
Client Services Director & partner
Bergsøe 2
1998 - 2001 (3 years)
Alexander became partner and Client Services Director at the Danish agency Bergsoe 2, and over a period of 3 years turned it into Scandinavia's most international award winning healthcare agency. Part of Alexander’s healthcare insight stems from a master’s degree in Biochemistry combined with his executive MBA (CBS)
Account manager
Bergsøe 2
1996 - 1998 (2 years)


Exec. MBA

1998 - 1999 (1 year)

Master of Science (M.Sc.) - Biochemistry (oncology)

1989 - 1996 (7 years)
Activities and Societies: Research in collaboration with Hebrew University of Jerusalem (Israel) and NIH (National Institute of Health, US)

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