Once Again, Publicis Groupe Extends Maurice Lévy's Term

Holding company also names a new chief for Saatchi

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Publicis Groupe, in the wake of its failed merger with Omnicom, today unveiled management reorganization that includes the spring 2017 retirement of CEO Maurice Lévy and Saatchi & Saatchi global chief Kevin Roberts.

The announcement actually extends Lévy's reign at the top, a job he said he was retiring from as long ago as 2011. As for Roberts, on Jan. 1 he'll be succeeded by Robert Senior as CEO and Chris Foster as chief operating officer. Senior has been Saatchi’s EMEA chief executive while Foster had the role of chairman and chief executive of Saatchi Asia Pacific.

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