Publicis Media has put a structure to attract fresh perspectives in its operations. The media holding company has created a next generation board that will work with its global executive group to address opportunities and drive transformation.
The next generation board members have the complete support from local and global leadership, providing an opportunity to influence the direction of all brands and practices within Publicis Media, challenge status quo and implement global initiatives and projects.
Launched across 15 markets, which include the Middle East & North Africa (MENA), US, UK, Nordics, Singapore, DACH, Italy, India, Mexico, Australia, Poland, China, Russia, UK, Spain and France, Publicis Media is looking to foster a spirit of collaboration across a group of “high-performing individuals from around the world”.
Each local board comprises eight to 15 employees identified as future leaders and representing diverse skillsets. They will work together to architect and activate medium to long-term deliverables that increase employee engagement and advance Publicis Media’s Trust, Talent and Transformation vision.
Publicis Media MENA’s Next Gen Board
The board members from the MENA region include Ravi Shekar, Associate Director, Publicis Media Analytics & Insights; Khaled Gaber, Senior Manager– Client Management, Zenith; Ghina Marouf, Associate Media Director, Mediavest | Spark; Amir Antoun, Media Director, Starcom; Sajid Ismail, Senior Manager – Social Content, Publicis Media Content; Aneesha Hingorani, Associate Director- Digital Media, Zenith and Omar Madi, Director- Performance Media, Performics.
“At Publicis Media, we pledge to go above and beyond our existing structures and programs to empower our talents to grow, excel and be the leaders of the future. With the launch of the next generation board, we are entrusting our young talent to drive transformation across the company. I am sure that they will offer remarkable insights into our business,” said Alex Saber, Chairman, Publicis Media.
Representatives of the local boards will meet four times a year to work on delivering specific global initiatives. The first of these meetings took place earlier this month and the company is already acting on the proposal by next generation board to harmonise communication across all global talent through the use of innovative new mobile technologies.
“Our next generation of leaders are the future of this company. It is vital that they play a significant role in creating Publicis Media’s future, from both a talent and client perspective. The launch of the next generation board is about challenging and disrupting how we currently do things, to the benefit of all stakeholders. We had our first global board meeting earlier this month, which ran in parallel with the global Publicis Media board, and we were impressed with the proposals that were presented, some of which we have already started to adopt. The energy and new perspectives that they bring are fundamental to our ongoing transformation and success,” added Steve King, CEO, Publicis Media.