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Mission

To be the world’s best company at creating meaningful connections between people and brands using creativity, media and innovation.

Leadership

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Yannick Bollore Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Havas
Yannick Bollore Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Havas

As Chairman and CEO of Havas Group, Yannick Bolloré oversees one of the world’s largest communications groups: more than 16,000 people in 100 countries.

Yannick began his career in film, co-founding WY Productions (Hell, Yves Saint Laurent). He joined his family business in 2006 when he launched and developed the media division of the Bolloré Group, and moved on to the role of Havas Group CEO in 2013. Since then, he has overhauled the Group’s structure, bringing together its capabilities in creative, media, digital, data and more to create the most integrated offering in the industry.

Yannick has been named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum and a Knight in the French Order of Arts and Letters.

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Andrew Benett Global CEO, HWW and Havas Creative Group
Andrew Benett Global CEO, HWW and Havas Creative Group

Andrew was appointed Global CEO of Havas Worldwide in January 2014, after serving as Global President of the network. He is also Chief Strategy Officer for Havas Creative Group.

Andrew has received some of advertising’s most esteemed honors. He has been inducted into AAF’s Advertising Hall of Achievement, and honored as a member of Boston Business Journal’s “40 Under 40”, and Crain’s New York Business’ “40 Under 40.” He is a frequent contributor to the Financial Times, CNBC, and CNN, and he has coauthored three books on marketing, most recently The Talent Mandate: Why Smart Companies Put People First, published in 2013.

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Rémi Babinet Founder and Chairman, BETC; Managing Director and CCO, Havas
Rémi Babinet Founder and Chairman, BETC; Managing Director and CCO, Havas

Rémi Babinet is Global Chief Creative Officer of Havas and the founder of BETC Paris, France’s leading agency. BETC is now a global micronetwork, with additional outposts in London and Sao Paulo.

BETC has been named the “most creative French advertising agency” for 12 of the last 16 years, thanks to iconic work for the likes of Evian, Air France, Peugeot, Canal+, Petit Bateau, and Lacoste. The Gunn Report’s second-best agency in the world in 2010, BETC also created Evian Rollerbabies, certified by Guinness World Records as the most-viewed online ad of all time.

Rémi is Head Lecturer at the Institut des Sciences Politiques in Paris, and has served as guest editor of The Gunn Report, foreman of the D&AD TV jury, and President of the Film, Press, Outdoor, Radio and the Integrated juries at Spikes Asia.

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Toygar Bazarkaya Chief Creative Officer of the Americas, Havas Worldwide
Toygar Bazarkaya Chief Creative Officer of the Americas, Havas Worldwide
As Chief Creative Officer of the Americas, Toygar focuses on strengthening Havas Worldwide’s creative capabilities and building a community among creative teams throughout North and South America.
Toygar was born in Turkey and grew up in Germany, where he began his carrier. He gained over 10 years of international experience in New York, Sao Paulo, and Boston.

Before returning to New York as an Executive Creative Director at BBDO, he was the Chief Creative Officer of BBDO in Germany, bringing the agency back into the creative rankings. In 2007, Toygar helped lead BBDO Germany to become the country’s most awarded network in Cannes. Over the next years he won multiple Cannes Gold and Silver Lions in Germany and the U.S. for brands like Mercedes, Gillette, Braun, and smart—one of which was the first ever Gold Radio Lion for any German agency. In 2015 he was part of the Cannes jury for the outdoor category.

As he was working and living around the world Toygar developed a passion for international brands, leading a dozen of them to win Cannes Lions in 8 different categories.
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Gilles Berouard Managing Director Europe, Havas Worldwide; CEO, Havas Worldwide New Europe
Gilles Berouard Managing Director Europe, Havas Worldwide; CEO, Havas Worldwide New Europe

Gilles Berouard’s career in marketing and communication consultancy has been characterized by a successful track record of entrepreneurship, business development and agencies turnaround.

Gilles joined Havas Worldwide in 2000 as CEO for Eastern Europe, where he drove +400% growth in 14 countries. He has also managed Havas Worldwide’s Northern Europe region, serves as Managing Director, Europe, and founded and still manages Havas Worldwide Prague. Under Gilles’ leadership the agency has grown from a three-person start-up to the market leader, number one integrated communication agency since 2007, succeeding to be on the Agency of the Year podium for 11 consecutive years, Most Creative Agency for three consecutive years and Agency of the Decade at the Effies.

Since 2000, Gilles has been the president of the “Conseillers du Commerce Exterieur de la France” for the Czech Republic and was bestowed Knighthood by France’s National Order of Merit for services rendered to the country in promoting its industry. He lectures at many top regional and international business schools and universities, including Prague School of Economics, Harvard Club, Oxford University, HEC, ESCP, IAE, BEM, and IFTG.

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Yvonne Bond Global Head of Communications & Network Initiatives, Havas Worldwide
Yvonne Bond Global Head of Communications & Network Initiatives, Havas Worldwide

Yvonne Bond is Global Head of Communications & Network Initiatives at Havas Worldwide, where she oversees all the company’s external and internal communication. As leader of the Global Communications team, Yvonne also develops, implements, and evaluates the annual communications plan, and coordinates PR efforts for Havas Worldwide globally and for the North America agencies.

Before joining Havas in October 2011, she was an associated partner, winning several new clients and helping drive new business. Yvonne also ran her own marketing, strategy, and PR consulting company, Jarchow Communication, for about five years. Her clients included premium online marketplace Born For Sports, German software and technology company Jenomics, and New York film production company Axis Mundi.

Prior to that, Yvonne held management roles for more than nine years at Germany-based Hubert Burda Media, one of Europe’s biggest publishing houses with a portfolio of more than 250 magazines and a market penetration rate of almost half the German populace. As Managing Director, she was responsible for directing all marketing and communication for ELLE group, Freundin Magazin Verlag, and Das Haus; managing media and advertising agency relationships; creating all company marketing assets and media executions; and overseeing all company branding and marketing activities, events, and road shows.

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Agathe Bousquet CEO, Havas Worldwide Paris
Agathe Bousquet CEO, Havas Worldwide Paris

Agathe Bousquet began her professional career in the non-profit sector, heading the AIDS charity Solidarité Sida, before moving into advertising in 2001. Since 2012, Agathe has been CEO of Havas Worldwide Paris, one of the leading agencies in France and a pioneer of the integrated agency model.

In addition to her managerial responsibilities, Agathe orchestrated the agency’s move of 400 employees to its new headquarters, in Puteaux, in 2012. She continues to manage key accounts, including Areva, La Poste, McDonald’s, and Pernod Ricard

Agathe also serves as Vice President of the Corporate Delegation of the Association des Agences Conseils en Communication (AACC), and industry organization, and administrator of the NGO Solidarité Sida.

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Patti Clifford Chief Talent Officer, Havas Group
Patti Clifford Chief Talent Officer, Havas Group

Patti Clifford is Chief Talent Officer of Havas Group, where she oversees all aspects of human resources and partners with the executive team to drive organizational strategy and fuel cultural change for Havas’s 16,000 employees globally.

A key strategist of collaborative talent initiatives between Havas’s creative and media divisions, Patti has launched initiatives on a network mobility, high-potential leadership development, and global employee engagement.

Patti’s experience includes a 20-year career at Dun & Bradstreet, where she was SVP & Chief Human Resources Officer and ran global internal communications. A trusted partner to two CEOs and C-suite peers, she led D&B to industry honors as one of Fortune Magazine’s “Most Admired Companies”. Before joining Havas, Patti also ran her own consulting business.

 

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Jacques Dillies EVP-CFO, Europe, Havas Worldwide
Jacques Dillies EVP-CFO, Europe, Havas Worldwide

Jacques has been with the Havas group for over 25 years, holding a number of key senior managerial positions. Currently Jacques is EVP—CFO, Europe for Havas Worldwide, a position he has held since 2013, as well as CFO for PSA Peugeot Citroën global account, additional responsibilities he was given in October 2015.

From 2006 to 2013, Jacques worked closely with Havas Worldwide North America leadership as EVP—CFO of the region. He has also held the CFO role for the network, then known as Euro RSCG, in Central and Eastern Europe (2000 to 2005) and in Asia-Pacific (1996 to 2000).

Over his tenure at Havas Worldwide, Jacques has built up a large experience mostly focused on international business of the group in both managing the financial performance of agencies and regions, and partnering closely with most of the key operational executives of the group across these regions to improve operational performance and support development of agencies. Moreover, Jacques was instrumental over time in strengthening and enlarging the group geographically and adding new activities and expertise through numerous acquisition deals and their integration in the network in most regions he was posted, notably in China, Korea, Japan, Indonesia, Philippines, India, Germany, Czech Republic, Poland, US, and Canada. Finally, Jacques has been involved in and contributed to many projects to improve the overall financial management techniques and solutions of the group.

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Gaëtan Durocher Global CFO, Havas Creative Group and Havas Worldwide; EVP in Charge of Acquisitions
Gaëtan Durocher Global CFO, Havas Creative Group and Havas Worldwide; EVP in Charge of Acquisitions

Gaëtan joined Havas in 2009 as CFO, Havas Media France, subsequently becoming Deputy CFO of Havas in 2012, where he led the Group Internal Audit Team, Havas IT and Havas Financial Services in France.

Gaëtan began his career as an external auditor at PwC, after graduating from Rouen Business School. He went on to several leading French companies—including Novalliance, Carrefour, and the Bernard Hayot Group, before joining the Bolloré Group in 2007 as Head of Internal Audit.

After obtaining a degree from Rouen Business School, Gaëtan began his career in 1991 as an external auditor with PwC before moving on to hold several positions in leading Groups in France (Novalliance, PwC, Carrefour).

Gaëtan lives in France and is married with three children.

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Mercedes Erra Executive President, Havas Worldwide; Managing Director, Havas; Founder, BETC
Mercedes Erra Executive President, Havas Worldwide; Managing Director, Havas; Founder, BETC

Mercedes Erra is Executive President of Havas Worldwide; Managing Director of Havas; and founder and manager of BETC, France’s leading advertising agency, since 1995.

Mercedes is an expert at building and managing global brands. She engineered major strategic shifts for clients including Danone (health), Evian (youth), and Air France (vision), and created BETC Consulting and BETC Consumer Intelligence to drive consumer and brand expertise. Under her leadership, BETC was named “second most creative agency in the world” by The Gunn Report in January 2011 and “best creative agency” in France by CB News in 2010, for the thirteenth time in 16 years.

Born in Catalonia and raised in France, Mercedes holds degrees from HEC and the Sorbonne, is a founding member of the Women’s Forum for the Economy and Society, a member of Human Rights Watch’s French Committee and a permanent member of the French Commission on the Image of Women in the Media. Mercedes is also Honorary President of the HEC Association (France’s most prestigious business school), a Chevalier of the Légion d’Honneur (and was recently promoted to Officier of the Légion d’Honneur), and a recipient of the French National Order of Merit. She lives in Paris with her five children.

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Muriel Fagnoni Executive Vice President and COO, BETC
Muriel Fagnoni Executive Vice President and COO, BETC

Muriel joined BETC as Managing Director in 1999, after gaining 15 years of industry experience at FCB. At BETC, Muriel has worked on such brands as Blédina/Gallia, Petit Bateau, BNP Paribas, and L’Oréal.

In 2004, in addition to her existing duties, Muriel took charge of the agency’s HR Department, turning it into an outstanding example in the industry with nine persons dedicated to talent-spotting, career management, and labor relations, and securing the Label Egalité mark for BETC.

Muriel is a member of the Executive Committee of BETC and BETC Digital and of the Global Management Board of the Havas Worldwide group.

 

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Vin Farrell Global Chief Content Officer, Havas Worldwide
Vin Farrell Global Chief Content Officer, Havas Worldwide

As Global Chief Content Officer, Vin provides leadership in the development, production, and distribution of content throughout the global network.
He brings subject matter expertise from the film, digital, and social media landscapes to Havas and our clients.

Prior to joining Havas Worldwide in 2013, Vin was SVP of Creative Operations at R/GA. In that role, he was responsible for the oversight of the agency’s digital studio, live events, and retail presentation capabilities. He led a team that worked closely on strategy, ideation, and the production of traditional and multichannel work.

 

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Stéphane Fouks Vice President, Havas Group; Executive Co-Chairman, Havas Worldwide; CEO, Havas Worldwide France
Stéphane Fouks Vice President, Havas Group; Executive Co-Chairman, Havas Worldwide; CEO, Havas Worldwide France

Stéphane’s career has spanned politics, economics, media, and advertising. He worked as a music producer and in the cabinet of France’s Minister of Agriculture before entering the communications world. In 1988 he joined RSCG and co-founded the corporate communications agency RSCG Public, which would later become Havas C&O — now the top French Corporate & Financial Communications agency.

He was named CEO of Havas Worldwide France in 2003, Executive co-Chairman of Havas Worldwide in 2005, and Vice President of Havas Group in 2011.

Stéphane has worked with major global clients including Airbus, BNP Paribas, LVMH, Alcatel, Capgemini and Microsoft; and has served as an international political advisor to world leaders including Poland’s President Aleksander Kwasniewski (1995-2005) and Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak.

Stéphane holds degrees in Public Law and Political and Social Communication, and is the author of Les Nouvelles Elites (2007). He sits on the Board of Directors of Médecins Sans Frontiéres, and was appointed Chevalier de l’Ordre National du Mérite in 2005 and Chevalier de la Légion d’Honneur in 2008.

 

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Levent Guenes CEO Havas Creative Group, Southeast Asia
Levent Guenes CEO Havas Creative Group, Southeast Asia

Prior to becoming CEO Havas Creative Group, Southeast Asia, Levent held the position of COO overseeing the network’s operations across Southeast Asia.

After a short stint in the oil and gas industry in the Czech Republic at the beginning of his career, Levent joined the network almost 14 years ago in Germany. He has held various positions in both Finance and Operations in Germany, and other markets, including Hong Kong, Japan, South Korea, and, since 2011, Southeast Asia.

With his seven years in Asia, understanding of all aspects of our business, and proven leadership qualities, Levent brings a wealth of experience and drive to his new, crucial role in the company.

In his newly defined role, Levent will oversee operations across the nine Southeast Asian markets, lead the integration of Havas Riverorchid into the Havas group, and drive growth across one of the most dynamic regions in the world.

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Chris Hirst CEO of Europe, Havas Worldwide
Chris Hirst CEO of Europe, Havas Worldwide

Chris Hirst is CEO of Europe for Havas Worldwide.

Over the past two decades, Chris has worked for several of the industry’s top communications and creative agencies, with a focus on international growth and advancement. He spent a decade a Grey Group UK, where he served as CEO beginning in January 2010 and, prior to that, Managing Director. Under his leadership, Grey went from offering traditional advertising across Europe to being a fully integrated creative communication company. He was fundamental in establishing Grey as one of the most dynamic agencies in London and driving an impressive new business record. During his tenure, Grey London was named global agency of the year by Adweek’s 2014 Global Agency of the Year, as well as Campaign‘s 2014 Advertising Network of the Year and 2014 IPA Effectiveness Agency of the Year. Chris has developed highly successful creative programs for clients, including HSBC, Vodafone, and the British Heart Foundation.

Prior to Grey, Chris spent four years as Client Services Director at Fallon London. He began his advertising career in account management at Bartle Bogle Hegarty.

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Matt Howell Global Chief Digital Officer, Havas Worldwide
Matt Howell Global Chief Digital Officer, Havas Worldwide

As global chief digital officer for Havas Worldwide, Matt Howell leads all digital efforts across the network, overseeing both strategy and offer development.

Throughout his career, Matt has been driven by a passion for fusing technology with marketing. Prior to his current role, he was a partner at Vermonster LLC, a design and technology consultancy specializing in product development. In March 2011, he joined Arnold Worldwide as global chief digital officer and in December 2012 was appointed to the same role at Havas creative Group. Previously, Matt served as president at creative agency Modernista! in Boston, where he ran the interactive group and successfully integrated digital practices into the core of the agency’s offering. He spent over three years at R/GA, where he helped launch one of the company’s first expansion offices, in Stockholm, and later managed the Nike account, overseeing the creation of products like NIKEiD and Nike+.

Matt’s work has taken top honors at Cannes, the CLIOs, and The One Show. He served on the Board of Directors at Boulder Digital Works at the University of Colorado for nearly three years and is currently an instructor at smith & beta.

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Marianne Hurstel Global Chief Strategy Officer, Havas Worldwide; Vice President, BETC
Marianne Hurstel Global Chief Strategy Officer, Havas Worldwide; Vice President, BETC

As Global Chief Strategy Officer of Havas Worldwide, Marianne Hurstel directs brand strategy for the network. She also serves as Vice President of BETC, and in 2002 co-founded the BETC Consulting division with Mercedes Erra.

Marianne joined Havas in 1990 as Associate Director on the Chanel International and Blédina International accounts. She moved to focus on the LU account in 1995, and then expanded her responsibilities to strategic consulting. In her time at Havas, Marianne has worked on the repositioning of brands including Lacoste, Air France, Louis Vuitton, Evian, L’Oréal, and Danone. Today, Marianne also contributes her strategic perspective to major new business pitches, and directs Havas Worldwide’s original thought leadership platform, Prosumer Report.

 

 

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Mason Lin CEO, Greater China
Mason Lin CEO, Greater China

Mason started Havas Worldwide China in 1993, growing the agency from a one-man office to more than 800 full-time staff and 35,000 part-time marketing service fieldworkers in 42 branch offices including Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou.

Mason moved to Canada in 2006, but in 2010 returned to re-join Havas Worldwide as CEO of Greater China. In 2013, he was appointed Chairman, Greater China Group and oversees the Havas group across the region, as well as serving as a key member of the global leadership team. Mason has worked with such key clients as Kao, Ford, Philips, Intel, Compaq, Dell, Microsoft, Airbus, KSF Bakery, Yili Milk, Volvo, and Peugeot.

Once a professional seaman—before “jumping ship” to begin his agency career at McCann Erickson Taiwan in 1986—Mason acquired his master’s degree in Advertising Management at Michigan State University in 1989.

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Frank Mangano Chief Financial Officer & Chief Operating Officer, NA & NY
Frank Mangano Chief Financial Officer & Chief Operating Officer, NA & NY

Frank has been with the Havas group for over 13 years, serving in various positions including Chief Financial Officer of ASL and Chief Financial Officer of Havas Worldwide Digital, where he managed a total of nine East Coast offices.

Prior to his current dual role, Frank was the CFO of Havas Worldwide New York, responsible for upholding strong financial management and accountability. Over the past four years, he has managed a 71% increase in agency profitability.

Frank received a Bachelor of Science from the School of Professional Accountancy at C.W. Post Campus of Long Island University in New York.

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Ricardo Monteiro Global President, Havas Worldwide; CEO, Havas Worldwide Ibero-America
Ricardo Monteiro Global President, Havas Worldwide; CEO, Havas Worldwide Ibero-America

Ricardo is Global President of Havas Worldwide and CEO of Havas Worldwide Ibero-America, where he supervises more than 20 agencies across the region.

Ricardo’s achievements at Havas include growing Havas Worldwide Lisbon from seventh to first-largest in the country in 2001, two years after he was appointed to lead the agency; growing Havas Worldwide São Paulo from number 23 to fifth in the country, with five years of major sustained growth; and top-ten rankings for agencies he oversees across Latin America.

Ricardo’s early career included a 13-year stint at Unilever, where he held the role of Managing Director at Elida Gibbs; BBDO Lisbon, where he was a partner for five years; and director of Omnicom media shop Tempo Media. He joined Havas in 1999.

Ricardo has twice been named Portugal’s “Advertising Person of the Year,” as well as “Communications Personality of the Decade” — an honor he shared with Portugal’s former president. Ricardo holds a degree from the Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium. He is fluent in Portuguese, Spanish, English, and French, and has lived in Portugal, Belgium, France, Spain, Uruguay and Brazil. He is the father of four.

 

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Donna Murphy CEO, Havas Health
Donna Murphy CEO, Havas Health

Donna has worked in pharmaceutical marketing for over 20 years. She left Goldman Sachs to join the Havas network in 1987, taking the role of Chief Financial Officer of the agency then known as RSCG North America. In 2003, Donna became Chief Operating Officer of Havas Life, where she played a key role in the growth of the global network, launching the startup of specialized services (Public Relations, Medical Education, Interactive, Managed Care Consulting, and Sales Training) as well as overseeing and integrating major acquisitions.

Since being named Worldwide Managing Partner in 2007, Donna has led the network to new levels of organic growth and momentum, and oversees the Havas Life global network: 60 offices and 2,000 employees worldwide. She was named Med Ad News Industry Person of the Year in 2008.

Donna holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from Pace, and lives in Connecticut with her husband and two children.

 

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Juan Rocamora Chairman, Havas Worldwide Asia Pacific; CEO, Havas Worldwide Southern Europe
Juan Rocamora Chairman, Havas Worldwide Asia Pacific; CEO, Havas Worldwide Southern Europe

Juan joined Havas in 1997 as Chief Operating Officer for Havas Worldwide Spain, then went on to the roles of Chairman and CEO, Havas Worldwide Spain, where he tripled the agency’s size; CEO, Southern Europe, where he led strategic acquisitions and startups in Turkey, Israel and South Africa; Co-Managing Director, Havas Worldwide Europe; and Chairman, Havas Worldwide Asia Pacific, the role he has held since 2010.

Juan began his career at JWT, and was named CEO of JWT Spain when he was only 32 and led the agency to win Spain’s biggest pitch to-date. Before joining Havas, Juan spent three years at JWT in London as Global Business Director, Unilever Personal Products, and Executive Vice President, JWT Worldwide.

From June 2008 until June 2010, Juan was the Chairman of the Spanish Association of Advertising Agencies (AEACP) and also served on the Board of FAD (Spanish Foundation against Drug Addiction).

Juan speaks Spanish, Catalan, English, and French, and has lived and worked in Madrid, Paris, London, and Barcelona.

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Marian Salzman CEO, Havas PR North America; CEO, Havas Life PR
Marian Salzman CEO, Havas PR North America; CEO, Havas Life PR

Named one of the world’s top five trendspotters, Marian Salzman has created numerous successful consumer campaigns, including launching the metrosexual to create a marketplace for SAB Miller’s Peroni, Pepsi’s “It’s Like This,” and “It’s America Online.” Marian co-founded Cyberdialogue—the world’s first online market research company—in 1992 and has managed thousands of other trendspotters around the globe for two decades.

Since she took over at Havas PR North America in late 2009, where she is now CEO, the agency has become one of the most awarded of its size in the U.S. in innovation, digital prowess, media relations, cause and other areas. She was named to PRWeek’s Power List 2014 and is its current (and inaugural) Global Agency Professional of the Year.

In addition to her closely watched and widely reported-on annual trends forecast, plus 15 books she has authored or co-authored, Marian currently blogs for the Huffington Post, Forbes.com and CNBC, among others. Marian has been a PR juror for the CLIO Awards, part of the international PR jury at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, and one of the final judges to select candidates for Venture for America, a program for future entrepreneurs modeled after Teach for America. She now sits on that organization’s board of directors, in addition to the board of the Bob Woodruff Foundation.

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Pierre Soued CEO, Havas Middle East; Regional Managing Director, Havas Worldwide Middle East; Regional Managing Director, MPG Middle East
Pierre Soued CEO, Havas Middle East; Regional Managing Director, Havas Worldwide Middle East; Regional Managing Director, MPG Middle East

In 1983, Pierre joined Promopub, the Chalhoub Group’s Dubai-based communication agency. He was serving as General Manager of Promopub in 2001 when the agency joined the Havas network, and two years later was named Regional General Manager of the resulting agency.

In 2006, Pierre we was appointed Regional Managing Director for Havas Worldwide Middle East, covering all the GCC countries, the Levant, and Egypt. Pierre is also the Regional Managing Director of MPG Middle East.
He obtained his B.S. and M.S. in Management from Purdue University, Indiana, and speaks Arabic, French, and English.

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Christian de La Villehuchet CEO, Havas Worldwide Benelux and Nordics Group; Chief Integration Officer, Havas
Christian de La Villehuchet CEO, Havas Worldwide Benelux and Nordics Group; Chief Integration Officer, Havas

Christian de La Villehuchet is CEO of Havas Worldwide Benelux and Nordics Group, as well as Chief Integration Officer for Havas, responsible for driving collaboration and building shared offerings.

Prior to his current roles, Christian served as CEO of Havas Worldwide Europe for over five years and Co-Managing Director of Europe for two years. In February 2009, Christian was named “Person of the Year” by the Euro RSCG network.

Christian came to Brussels in 2002 as CEO of Euro RSCG Belgium, radically changing the scope and reputation of the agency, which now ranks among the country’s top three agencies. Previously, Christian served as Executive Vice President and Director of Development of Euro RSCG Europe, in charge of new business, R&D, training, strategic information, and communications for the group.

Christian joined the advertising world in 1990 as an account executive at Euro RSCG Paris. He then worked for two and a half years at WCRS—one of the most creative agencies in London — as an account executive for clients such as E.L.F. Cosmetics, Johnnie Walker, Lego, and the Daily Telegraph. Christian returned to Paris in 1993 as Account Director for international clients.

Christian graduated from HEC, the leading management school in France, and holds a Master’s degree in Finance and Economics from Paris Dauphine University.

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Matt Weiss Global Chief Marketing Officer & Global Chief Revenue Officer Havas Worldwide
Matt Weiss Global Chief Marketing Officer & Global Chief Revenue Officer Havas Worldwide

For more than two decades, Matt Weiss has focused on finding new growth opportunities and unlocking value for clients and agencies in almost every category from technology to toothpaste. In 2013, he joined Havas Worldwide as Global Chief Marketing Officer, and in the following two years the network experienced it’s best growth in more than a decade. Most recently, he was named Global Chief Revenue Officer where he now adds to his responsibilities the oversight of several key accounts, agency growth, and account management.

Matt got his start at creative boutique Geer DuBois, where he learned the value of brilliant creative ideas. He then progressed from account management at JWT to Global Account Director at McCann Erickson, running MasterCard, a business he pitched, won, and managed domestically and globally. He was promoted to Chief Growth Officer of the network and later was named General Manager of the agency after a four-year span of wins that include Intel, Verizon Wireless, Nikon, Weight Watchers, and Holiday Inn. In 2010, Matt joined kbs+ as Chief of Staff, where he helped steer the vision of the agency while leading teams on Goldman Sachs, Intel, and HomeGoods.

A competitor by nature, Matt’s passions include training and racing for triathlons, fishing, skiing, and imbibing the occasional glass of cabernet.

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Tash Whitmey Group CEO, Havas helia UK
Tash Whitmey Group CEO, Havas helia UK

As Group CEO of Havas helia UK, Tash leads the UK branch of Havas Worldwide’s global data practice. She is responsible for the growth of the agency’s profile with a clear focus on fusing data and creative, driving forward innovation in products and services, and helping helia’s clients drive measurable value over time.

Tash joined Havas in 2000, working on Diageo, at helia—where she contributed her extensive knowledge of data collection and analysis to the agency—and on the creative side. This experience, together with her years in client services, business development and more technical roles, made Tash the obvious choice for Group Managing Director in November 2010. Her role in driving new business and her close involvement with client work ensured revenue growth and client retention. Now Group CEO, Tash continues to drive the agency forward.

Capabilities

We provide our clients with a full range of integrated tools and services across multidimensional platforms. Our extensive in-house capabilities and best-in-class partners allow us to create custom, purpose-built solutions that help drive our clients’ businesses.

Advertising

Big, integrated ideas across all communications platforms.

gears and a brain stylistically together Analytics & Decision Sciences

Data transformed into actionable insights.

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Brand identities that are built to last, because they build brand equity.

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The crucial insights that lay a foundation for all creative thinking.

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Our global content production and outsourcing network incorporates the full-range of content production and management needs, including live-action editorial, audio, design, animation, digital production, and transcreation.

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Integrated platforms that allow brands to merchandise strategically and effectively.

Direct Marketing

Lasting relationships that are built one loyal customer at a time.

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Shaping more meaningful brand experiences.

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Smart, intuitive, and engaging user experiences.

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Our health network operates is an innovative practitioner of healthcare communications.

Luxury

Tailor-made approach for the world’s most premium brands.

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Mobile solutions that seamlessly engage consumers with branded experiences.

PR & Corporate Communications

We use powerful storytelling and narratives
to put clients at the center of cultural storms.

Product Development

Our in-house innovation labs create proprietary apps and digital experiences that translate into real-world sales.

Social Marketing

Ideas that speak the language and spark the conversations of the world.

Tools

Want to build a great brand? Start with great tools. In the hands of smart collaborators, our proprietary tools can generate meaningful brand experiences.

Creative Business Idea
The CBI is the foundation of our success in building great businesses. It generates differentiating ideas by bringing together strategic planners and clients in the most imaginative development process.
Prosumer
Prosumers are leading-edge consumers making and breaking markets today. To understand a category, you have to follow these influencers very closely. Our Prosumer database of 55,000 people around the world allows us to predict future attitudes and trends.

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Decipher
This tool enables the crucial analysis of communication conventions. The in-depth study of visual and verbal codes allows us to identify emerging trends and fresh ways of looking at each category.
Brand Momentum
We track each brand’s position in the marketplace by measuring its traction against that of its competitor's. As in political polling, we can accurately measure brand consideration, or how consumers are likely to vote.