In Semi-Retirement, Maurice Levy Will Help Publicis Management Find Their Shoes

As you are aware, Maurice Levy will step down as CEO of Publicis Communications in June. He will be succeeded by Arthur Sadoun. Levy
will transition into the role of supervisory board president. But, it seems, that's not all. Levy has big plans and does not plan to totally retire.

Of his shifting role, Levy toldBusiness Insider: "If shareholders agree to it, I will be the next chairman of the supervisory board and will actively seek to strengthen our client portfolio and support Arthur, the management board, and all the teams in their development hereforth -- each time it will be appropriate for me to be involved, each time they ask me to do something, including finding their shoes."

So yea, there will be no more lost shoes on Levy's watch!

In his continuing role at Publicis, Levy will remain involved but at arm's length and has no plans to step on the toes of the new management
regime. In an interview with Campaign, he said: "I'll be no back seat driver. I even refused a proposal that would have allowed me to become one. The organization has to be in the hands of one person."

Except, of course, the shoes.



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