New DDB Paris CEOs Named as Jean-Luc Bravi Steps Apart


Omnicom-owned DDB Paris’ chief govt Jean-Luc Bravi will step apart after almost 23 years, with Alexander Kalchev and Paul Ducré set to collectively succeed him.

Bravi will turn into the chairman of the company, a newly created place that can enable him to stay concerned within the 26-year-old enterprise that started as Louis XIV in 1994 to service the Volkswagen account and handle the Audi model at a nationwide and worldwide degree.

The company merged with DDB in 20221, with Bravi being named as co-CEO whereas the company continues to deal with the Volkswagen account.

DDB Paris additionally works with manufacturers resembling Hennessy, Glenmorangie, Ubisoft, Uber, TAG Heuer, Unesco and Amnesty Worldwide.

Kalchev will step up from govt inventive director, a place he has held since 2015, whereas Ducré has been managing director since 2017. The pair have labored collectively on and off since 2004.

In partnership, they’ve been charged with utilizing their mixed worldwide expertise to raise DDB’s international attain even additional.

“To me, appointing Alexander and Paul as CEOs of DDB Paris is the pure selection. These two extremely aggressive staff gamers embody the core values that outline the energy of our company: They’re ‘each good and proficient,’” stated Bravi in an announcement.

“Immediately, Paris stands as a inventive powerhouse alongside cities like London and Amsterdam, changing into a main hub for worldwide manufacturers,” added Kalchev.

Kalchev can also be on the Worldwide Board of Administrators for The One Membership, and has seen the company win over 40 Lions in Cannes since he took cost of the inventive staff, whereas additionally selecting up prizes on the Eurobest Awards and D&AD.

In 2013, he gained a Silver Lion in Cannes for the primary movie he directed, “The Centaur” for Honda.


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