Publicis ropes in Saatchi’s Chris Foster as SVP global clients

MUMBAI: Publicis Groupe has appointed Saatchi & Saatchi worldwide chief operating officer Chris Foster to the newly created role of senior vice president global clients.


“Our clients are facing serious challenges due to technology and innovation in this ever changing world. Chris Foster will help our clients to extract the best from our talents and our formidable assets through integrated solutions. Chris has been deeply involved in the strategy and operations of several Groupe clients. His track record for growth and collaboration has defined his tenure and makes him perfectly suited for this role at this time,” said Publicis Groupe chairman and CEO Maurice Lévy.


Foster will report to Publicis Groupe chief strategist Rishad Tobaccowala and will begin in his Paris-based role on 1 September, 2015.


Currently responsible for the performance and operations for seven of the top 10 countries in the Saatchi & Saatchi network, and for significant global client relationships and management. He has been a senior leader at Saatchi & Saatchi since 1999 in North America, Asia Pacific and Greater China, as CEO of Fallon USA 2008-11, and as a member of the Global Leadership Team since 2011. He is an economics and philosophy graduate from the University of Western Ontario.


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