Dentsu’s James Morris joins Publicis EMEA as CEO artistic transformation


Publicis Groupe has created a brand new EMEA function – CEO of artistic transformation – and appointed James Morris to take up the problem. Morris, who give up his function as EMEA CEO at Dentsu a few weeks in the past, beforehand labored at Stink Media and Mediacom.

At Publicis, Morris is briefed to drive progress, strengthen collaboration, and scale capabilities. He stories to Loris Nold, CEO of Publicis Groupe EMEA, and can work carefully with Sergio Lopez-Ferrero, world CEO of Publicis Manufacturing.

Photograph: Matt Crossick

Morris mentioned: “I’m over the moon to be becoming a member of Publicis at a time of such momentum and progress. Publicis Groupe’s world main company manufacturers, shoppers, various capabilities, craft and integrity, is second to none. I can not wait to hitch this extremely proficient workforce to ship floor breaking options for shoppers throughout the EMEA area.”

His multidisciplinary expertise makes him seem like the fitting man for the job. At Dentsu, he was answerable for integration, innovation, M&A methods, and world manufacturing. He was additionally chair of the group’s UK&I range, fairness & inclusion council.

Publicis seems to be transferring in the direction of a extra centralised European mannequin, headed up by Loris Nold and evidenced by the departure of UK CEO Annette King for Accenture Track in April.

Nold has been fairly low profile up to now, regardless of a stellar profession. Based mostly in Paris, he began out at Lehman Brothers in New York, then joined Publicis in 2003 in an M&A job. He has since been VP of rising markets, CEO of Asia Pacific, and world COO of Publicis Communications, earlier than taking over his present EMEA CEO function in 2017.


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