Publicis Groupe confirmed to today the resignations of three of its Supervisory Board members, two of whom will be nominated to the newly-proposed roles of “censors,’’ or non-voting observers who will continue to participate in board activities. They are Helene Ploix and Gerard Worms.
The company said the new roles were being created (subject to the approval of a by-law amendment at the firm’s 2015 annual meeting) in order to “continue benefitting from the experience and enlightened views” of Ploix and Worms.
The company also said Monday that Jerry Greenberg -- founder and co-chairman of Sapient, which was just acquired by Publicis Groupe -- has been nominated to a four-year term on the company’s board subject to confirmation of shareholders at the firm’s upcoming annual meeting.
Publicis agreed to add Greenberg to the board when it acquired Sapient last month. Confirming his nomination today, the company said it would benefit from Greenberg’s “great expertise in technology and the digital world, as well as from his impressive record in terms of innovation, leadership and growth.”