Publicis Groupe has appointed Loris Nold, current CEO of its Europe, Middle East and Africa operations, as its global chief financial officer starting February 2024.
Nold will replace Michel-Alain Proch who will step down in February (following the publication of the 2023 full-year financial results) to take on a new role outside of the company.
Succeeding Nold in the EMEA CEO spot will be Demet Ikiler, currently COO of the region.
With a finance background as a former investment banker in New York and London, Nold joined Publicis Groupe in 2003, overseeing mergers & acquisitions and later business improvement. Since then, he has taken on operational leadership and P&L responsibilities for some of the group’s key operations around the world. As CEO of Publicis APAC, he led the group’s transformation in the region, implementing the country model and driving significant performance improvement. More recently, as CEO of EMEA, he established a regional infrastructure while recording what the company called “a strong financial performance in the region.”
Global CEO Arthur Sadoun commented that Nord has been “one of my closest partners in Publicis’ transformation, and I’m delighted that he will bring his strategic thinking and business mind-set to our global finance teams.” Ikiler, he added “is one of the industry’s most experienced and respected leaders and as Loris’ partner in the EMEA region . . . naturally takes this next step within our group.”