Publicis names Emmanuel André chief talent officer
Publicis Groupe said it has appointed Emmanuel André to the new position of chief talent officer.
Emmanuel Andre is joining Publicis as chief talent offier. / http://tbwa.com/pirates/emmanuel-andre
André, who was most recently international president of TBWA\Worldwide, will handle talent management and recruitment at Publicis, working directly with the chief executives and chief technology officers in its Solutions business. He will also be in charge of all Publicis learning, development programs and group culture. Based in New York, he will join the management committee and report directly to chief executive Arthur Sadoun. André will assume the role on September 18.
At TBWA\Worldwide, André managed the agency’s people strategy, which included learning, career development, recruitment and culture.
André began his career at TBWA Paris as an account executive and became chief operating officer of TBWA\Worldwide in 2008. He became president in March 2015.
“We strongly believed it was essential to entrust this role to someone who knows our business inside out and understands the challenges our people are facing every day,” Sadoun said in a statement. “Talent is the Groupe’s top priority and biggest asset. Emmanuel will have an important role to play in all the initiatives that are building our Groupe culture while attracting, rewarding, retaining and training the best and most collaborative team in the industry to serve our clients even better than before.”
André added, “Publicis Groupe clearly has the vision, the right business model and the energy to write an exciting new chapter for our industry, and they've placed talent and culture at the top of their priorities. I've spent my whole career witnessing how these things make all the difference in our business and I'm honored to join the team.”