David Jones Exits Havas

Bolloré, Benett replace him at holding company, ad agency

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David Jones is out as global CEO at the Havas holding company and its namesake ad agency.

At the holding company, Jones will be succeeded by Yannick Bolloré, the son of Havas investor Vincent Bolloré. And, at ad agency Havas Worldwide, global co-president Andrew Benett becomes the top executive.

Ricardo Monteiro, CEO of Havas Latin America, is taking over Benett's role as co-president, according to an internal Havas announcement. 

The Paris-based holding company said Jones, who became CEO of Havas Worldwide in 2009 and then took the helm of the holding company in 2011, will become co-founder and chief of an undisclosed tech start-up launching next month.



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