The Supervisory Board consists of 13 members (including two members representing employees), and is carefully balanced in terms of its composition. There are six women and six men, eight independent members and eight members of foreign nationality. Publicis Groupe was one of the first groups to ensure male / female parity in its Supervisory Board.



      • Maurice Lévy

        Maurice Lévy

        Chairman of the Supervisory Board
        Publicis Groupe

        Maurice Lévy is Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Publicis Groupe, the leader in business, marketing and communications transformation. He joined Publicis in 1971 as IT Director, and was appointed CEO of Publicis Conseil, the Groupe's flagship agency, in 1981. He was named CEO of Publicis Groupe in 1987, a role that he fulfilled for 30 years until being named Chairman of the Supervisory Board as of June 1, 2017. He was responsible for transforming Publicis from a great, French creative agency into a global leader, covering all segments of the advertising industry. With spectacular acquisitions such as Saatchi & Saatchi, Bcom3 (Leo Burnett, Starcom, Mediavest) Zenith or in the digital space with Digitas, Performics, Razorfish, Rosetta and Sapient, today Publicis represents more than 98,000 talents, and is present in more than 100 countries.
        In 2016, to celebrate Publicis Groupe’s 90th anniversary, Maurice Lévy was determined to look to the future rather than the past, keeping in line with Publicis’ pioneering spirit. The result was two initiatives – Publicis90, through which Publicis Groupe invested in 90 promising startups and Viva Technology Paris, a global event dedicated to the collaboration between large companies and startups.
        Widely recognized as a leading figure in the communications industry, Mr. Lévy also co-founded the French Brain Institute (ICM) in 2005, and serves as the Chairman of the board for several entities, including the International Board of Governors for the Peres Center for Peace. In 2015, he was appointed Chairman of the Pasteur-Weizmann Institute. Mr. Lévy has been honored with numerous distinctions and accolades for his contributions to media, business leadership, tolerance and peace. Mr. Lévy holds the distinctions of Commandeur of the French Légion d’Honneur and Grand Officier of the Ordre National du Mérite.

      • Elisabeth Badinter

        Elisabeth Badinter

        Vice-Chair of the Supervisory Board
        Publicis Groupe

        Daughter of Marcel Bleustein-Blanchet—the founder of Publicis—Ms. Badinter is a philosopher. The author of numerous books, she has taught at the Ecole Polytechnique in Paris. She joined the Supervisory Board in 1987 and was its Chair from 1996 to 2017.

      • Simon Badinter

        Simon Badinter

        Member of the Advisory Board

        Son of Élisabeth Badinter, Simon Badinter is a member of the Supervisory Board of Médiavision. He was on the Management Board of Médias & Régies Europe (MRE) from 1999 to 2013, and served as Director of International Development (in 1996) and Chairman (2003-2011) of MRE Europe, then as Chairman of MRE North America until 2013. Today, Mr. Badinter hosts a radio talk show in the U.S. called “The Rendezvous,” which airs in the 20 largest cities of the United States.

      • Jean Charest

        Jean Charest

        McCarthy Tétrault LLP
        Former Premier of Quebec; Member of the Queen's Privy Council for Canada

        A lawyer by training, Jean Charest was first elected to the House of Commons of Canada in 1984. At age 28, he became the youngest member of the cabinet in Canada's history when he was appointed Minister of State for Youth. He has also served as Environment Minister (leading Canada's delegation to the 1992 Rio Earth Summit), Industry Minister, and Deputy Prime Minister. He was Premier of Quebec from 2003 to 2012. He is currently a partner at McCarthy Tétrault LLP and a member of the Queen's Privy Council for Canada.

      • Sophie Dulac

        Sophie Dulac

        Les Ecrans de Paris

        Granddaughter of Marcel Bleustein-Blanchet and niece of Elisabeth Badinter. After several years in the sector of Public Relations, Sophie Dulac, graduated in psychographology, pursued her career as the founder and managing director of a recruitment consultancy. Since 2001, she heads film exhibition company Les Ecrans de Paris.
        She also manages film production and distribution companies Sophie Dulac Productions and Sophie Dulac Distribution.

      • Tom H. Glocer

        Tom H. Glocer

        Founder and Managing Partner
        Angelic Venture

        Tom H. Glocer, born in 1959, American citizen, is the founder and managing partner of Angelic Ventures, LP, a family office focusing on early stage investments in financial technology, cyber defense and healthcare. Tom H. Glocer was named CEO of Reuters in 2001 and then from April 2008 through December 2011, Chief Executive Officer of Thomson Reuters Corp., the leading news and professional information provider formed upon the acquisition of Reuters by Thomson.
        Prior to joining Reuters in 1993, Tom H. Glocer was a mergers and acquisitions lawyer at Davis Polk & Wardwell in New York, Paris and Tokyo. He was admitted to the New York Bar in 1984, the Bar of the United States Supreme Court in 2010, and the American Law Institute in 2011.
        Tom H. Glocer is a member of several boards including Merck & Co., Inc., Morgan Stanley, the Council on Foreign Relations. He is also, among other positions, member of the President ’s Council on International Activities at Yale University, the European Business Leaders Council, the Columbia Global Center (Paris) Advisory Board and the International Advisory Group of Linklaters LLP.
        He is a former member of several committees and councils including International Advisory Board of the Monetary Authority of Singapore, the Tsinghua University Advisory Board, the International Business Council of the World Economic Forum, the New York City Partnership, Business in the Community (London), the Columbia College Board of Visitors, the Advisory Board of the Judge Institute of Management at Cambridge University.
        Tom H. Glocer holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from Columbia University (1981) and a J.D. from Yale Law School (1984). He is married with two children and lives in New York City.

      • Marie-Josée Kravis

        Marie-Josée Kravis

        Senior Fellow
        Hudson Institute

        Marie-Josée Kravis is an economist specialized in public policy analysis and strategic planning. She is a member of several boards, including LVMH and the Sloan Kettering Institute. She is also President of the Museum of Modern Art in New York (MoMA).

      • André Kudelski

        André Kudelski

        Chairman and CEO
        Kudelski Group

        Born in 1960, Swiss citizen, André Kudelski is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Kudelski Group, a leading technology company listed on the Swiss Stock Exchange. Kudelski Group is a global leader in digital security and convergent media solutions for the delivery of digital and interactive content, enabling the implementation of high added value services.
        André Kudelski started his career in 1984 as a Research and Development engineer at Kudelski S.A. In 1989, he became Managing Director of Nagravision, the pay-TV division of Kudelski. In 1991, he succeeded his father to the position of Chairman and CEO.
        André Kudelski is member of several boards including HSBC Private Banking Holdings (Switzerland). He is also Vice- Chairman of both the Swiss-American Chamber of Commerce and of Aéroport International de Genève; member of the Strategic Advisory Board and Board of the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne and of the Swiss Economy Committee.
        He also sits on the Board of Directors of Nestlé, Dassault Systèmes and Edipresse SA.
        Throughout his career, André Kudelski has received numerous awards including the title of “Global Leader for Tomorrow” by the World Economic Forum in 1995 and an Emmy® Award from the US National Academy of Arts and Sciences for achievements in the area of pay TV conditional access and scrambling systems.
        André Kudelski is a physics engineer graduated from the Federal Institute of Technology of Lausanne, renowned expert in electronic security and encryption systems for pay-TV.

      • Suzan LeVine

        Suzan LeVine


        Suzan LeVine, born in 1969, American citizen, most recently served as the Acting Assistant Secretary in the Employment and Training Administration at the United States Department of Labor at the outset of the Biden administration. Prior to that, she as Commissioner, she led the Washington state Employment Security Department under Governor Jay Inslee.. This position followed her service as United States Ambassador to the Swiss Confederation and Principality of Liechtenstein from 2014-2017. Her passion for the future of work and for diversity, equity, accessibility and inclusion is reflected in her participation, on the boards of CareerWise USA, Research Improving People’s Lives (RIPL) and the Thomas Jefferson Foundation. Her previous positions focused on education, technology, community, innovation, travel, social responsibility, and youth outreach. She’s worked at Microsoft as a Director of Communications for Education and Student Developer Strategic Partnerships and at Expedia as a Vice President for Sales and Marketing in Luxury Travel and co-founded two non-profit organizations – an innovative Jewish community model, The Kavana Cooperative, and an advisory board for the Institute for Learning and Brain Sciences (ILABS) at the University of Washington. Suzi is a graduate of Brown University with a Bachelor of Arts in English and a Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering with aerospace applications. She and her husband have two children and live in Seattle, Washington.

      • Dr. Antonella Mei-Pochtler

        Dr. Antonella Mei-Pochtler

        Special Advisor to the Federal Chancellor of Austria
        Head of ThinkAustria
        Senior Advisor of The Boston Consulting Group

        Born on May 17, 1958, of Italian nationality, Antonella Mei-Pochtler is a Senior Leader with extensive experience in the Consumer, Media&Technology sectors. She has held key leadership positions within The Boston Consulting Group (BCG) at European and global level and has focussed her activities on Digital Transformation, Strategy and Organization.
        Named a Top 25 Global Consultant by Consulting magazine, she was awarded the Women Leaders in Consulting Lifetime Achievement Award in 2013 .
        She is involved in a wide range of activities and social causes, especially on educational equity. She serves as Deputy Chairwoman of Westwing AG, on the Board of DKMS and Teach For All. She is also a cofounder of BCG’s education project Business@School, for which she earned the German president’s Freedom and Responsibility Award in 2002.
        For more than twenty years, she has organized the Brand Club, a top branding and media- focused conference for CEOs in Germany. She is currently the Head of ThinkAustria, the Strategy & Planning Unit of the Federal Chancellor of Austria.

      • Pierre Penicaud

        Pierre Penicaud

        Senior Art Director
        Publicis Conseil

        Pierre Pénicaud obtained a diploma in Applied Arts from l’École Estienne and joined Publicis Conseil in 1989 as an assistant in the Artistic Department. He became Artistic Director in 1994 and started the “L’Esprit Bière” saga for Heineken, which he would go on to develop over 13 years. With his work for Perrier, he became senior Artistic Director in 2000. Since 2011, he has been member and secretary of the Publicis Conseil CHSCT (Health and Safety Committee) as well as full member of the Works Council, and since October 2017, deputy member.

      • Tidjane Thiam

        Tidjane Thiam

        Executive Chairman
        Freedom Acquisition I Corporation

      • Patricia Velay-Borrini

        Patricia Velay-Borrini

        Assistante de direction
        Publicis Media France/ Publicis Groupe France

        Patricia Velay-Borrini rejoint l’agence Saatchi & Saatchi en 1988, en tant qu’assistante du Directeur du Développement puis du Président de l’agence. En 1993, elle devient assistante du Président au sein de Zénith Media, agence media de Saatchi & Saatchi. En 2002, à la suite de la fusion de Zenith Media et Optimedia, agence media de Publicis, pour créer ZenithOptimedia, elle devient assistante du Président et obtient son premier mandat au Comité d’entreprise. Elle est actuellement assistante de direction du Président de Publicis Media France et COO de Publicis Groupe France. Elle est également membre du Comité social et économique et de la Commission santé, sécurité et conditions de travail, et référente harcèlement pour Publicis Media.

      Five specialized committees (audit, compensation, strategy and risk, ESG, nominating) assist the Board in fulfilling its missions.

      Audit Committee

      • Jean Charest Chair
      • Thomas H. Glocer Member
      • André Kudelski Member
      • Suzan LeVine Member
      • Tidjane Thiam Member
      • Jean-Michel Etienne Expert

      Compensation Committee

      • André Kudelski Chair
      • Thomas H. Glocer Member
      • Maurice Lévy Member
      • Antonella Mei-Pochtler Member
      • Patricia Vélay-Borrini Member
      • Michel Cicurel Independent Expert

      Strategy & Risk Committee

      • Marie-Josée Kravis Chair
      • Simon Badinter Member
      • Tom H. Glocer Member
      • Maurice Lévy Member
      • Antonella Mei-Pochtler Member
      • Pierre Pénicaud Member
      • Tidjane Thiam Member

      « ESG » Committee

      • Suzan LeVine Chair
      • Sophie Dulac Member
      • Antonella Mei-Pochtler Member
      • Patricia Velay-Borrini Member

      Nominating Committee

      • Elisabeth Badinter Chair
      • Jean Charest Member
      • Marie-Josée Kravis Member
      • André Kudelski Member
      • Suzan LeVine Member
      • Maurice Lévy Member

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