founder and CEO

In 1985 Sir Martin Sorrell founded

WPP, one of the world’s leading

advertising and marketing services

groups, and has been chief executive

throughout. The group employs

more than 179,000 people, including

associates, in more than 3,000

offices in 110 countries worldwide.

In 2013 digital accounted for almost

35 per cent of WPP’s revenues,

which the company forecast will

increase to 40 to 45 per cent within

the next five years. WPP was also

named Holding Company of the

Year at the Cannes Lions International

Festival of Creativity for three

years in a row, and for two straight

years was named the Most Effective

Holding Company in the Effie

Index. Sorrell is a non-executive

director of Formula One and

Alcoa Inc.