ssDubai: IPG Mediabrands, the global media arm of Interpublic Group (NYSE: IPG), has named Sebastien Danet to the newly-created role of Chairman, IPG Mediabrands France. In this role, Sebastien will serve as a strategic consultant across the EMEA region, and will work with select clients and teams to support operations, evolve IPG Mediabrands’ products and drive growth.

He will work closely with Thomas Jamet, CEO, IPG Mediabrands France, to accelerate growth in this vital market. Sebastien will report into Caroline Foster Kenny, CEO, IPG Mediabrands EMEA, who joins the network in early 2017.

“Sebastien’s leadership and experience are second-to-none“, said IPG Mediabrands Global CEO, Henry Tajer. “EMEA, and France in particular, has always been a key priority for our network. I am confident that together Sebastien, Thomas and Caroline will continue to grow and prosper our business through the development of best-in-class client solutions specifically focused for EMEA’s diverse and dynamic marketplace.”

Sebastien joins IPG Mediabrands from Publicis Media where he most recently served as Chairman France. He began his career at Havas, and went on to hold a leadership role overseeing international clients at Carat, before joining ZenithOptimedia France as CEO.

In 2013, he joined ZenithOptmedia WW as Global Managing Partner, spending much of his time between Paris and London. There, he launched Blue 449, a full-service media network.

Danet has worked with some of the world’s biggest and most iconic groups such as L’Oreal, Nestlé, Toyota, Kering, Sanofi and Richemont.  

Of his appointment, Sebastien said: “The opportunity to help lead one of the most progressive, entrepreneurial and talented marketing groups in the world was an opportunity I couldn’t pass up. I’m thrilled to bring strategic consulting and support to Caroline and Thomas and together help realize IPG Mediabrands’ full potential within EMEA.”  

Danet is the latest leadership appointment in EMEA. In August, Caroline Foster Kenny was appointed Chief Executive Officer, IPG Mediabrands EMEA – a role she will take up in early 2017. Danet joins the network this December.

About IPG Mediabrands:

IPG Mediabrands was founded by Interpublic Group (NYSE: IPG) in 2007 to manage all of its global media related assets. Today, we manage over $37 billion in marketing investment on behalf of our clients, employing over 8,500 marketing communication specialists in more than 130 countries.

IPG Mediabrands is a new world agency group designed with dynamic marketing at its core. Our speed, agility and data smarts ensure we continue to create growth for many of the world’s biggest brands. IPG Mediabrands’ network of agencies includes UM, Initiative, BPN and Orion Holdings as well specialty business units including Magna, Cadreon, Ansible, Society, Reprise, Rapport and the IPG Media Lab.

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