- Adweek, Thursday, March 31, 2011 4:30 PM
Richard Pinder is leaving the top spot at Publicis Worldwide after less than two years in the company's sole leadership position. On Wednesday, Publicis Groupe announced that Chief Operating Officer
Jean-Yves Naouri would take the helm at Publicis Worldwide as executive chairman. The move came as a surprise.
Pinder had been COO at Publicis Worldwide from 2006 until 2009, he
shared global leadership of the agency with then-executive chairman Oliver Fleurot. He is a 25-year ad vet. Separately, the promotion puts Naouri in a better position to succeed Maurice Lévy as
head of Publicis Groupe. He is already considered as an heir apparent.
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