Global CEO, Havas - Global CEO, Havas Worldwide - Co-Founder, One Young World
Honored by the World Economic Forum as a Young Global Leader, David Jones has distinguished himself as an industry visionary and proponent of corporate responsibility and social change. He is the youngest global CEO in the history of advertising, heading both Havas and Havas Worldwide, and is the only British CEO of a French publicly traded company.
Directeur Général Délégué & Vice-President of Havas
After having created the movie production company WY Productions in 2002 (Hell, 24 Mesures, Des vents contraires), Yannick Bolloré joined the Bolloré Group in 2006 as CEO of the French DTT television Direct 8.
Since September 2009, he has been CEO of Bolloré Média, which includes the TV channels Direct 8 and Direct Star, the free daily newspaper Direct Matin, the Bolloré Intermedia platform and the polling institute, CSA. He also contributed to the launch of Direct Cinéma, a cinema co-production subsidiary of Bolloré Media (2010).
Directeur Général Délégué & Chief Financial Officer
In November 2005, Hervé Philippe was named Chief Financial Officer of the Havas group. He is also a Knight of the Ordre National du Mérite.
ALFONSO RODES VILÀ
Deputy CEO of Havas & CEO of Havas Media Group
Previous to his move into Havas, Alfonso accrued over 15 years experience in the banking sector. In 1981 he spent 8 years as The Deputy Director at Banco de Progreso, moving in 1989 to become Vice President of Banco Urquijo until his departure in 1996.
Alfonso’s progress within the Havas Media team started over 15 years ago in 1996 with his appointment as Chief Corporate Development Officer of MPG, the founding media brand within Havas Media. At that stage MPG was operational in Spain, Portugal and Mexico.
Founder BETC and Executive President Havas Worldwide
Mercedes Erra is the founder of French advertising agency BETC. In 15 years, the agency became the first largest agency in France and it was named the 2nd most creative agency in the world by the Gunn Report in January 2011.
Vice President, Havas Group; Executive Co-Chairman, Havas Worldwide; CEO, Havas Worldwide France
From 1979 to 1983, Stephane was a musical Producer.
From 1983 to 1984, Stephane worked as Assistant Manager at Michel ROCARD’s Cabinet, Minister of Agriculture at that time.
Later on, Stephane founded a Communication Agency before joining RSCG in 1988 and co-found “RSCG Public” a Corporate Communication agency.
He has developed this agency that has since then become Euro RSCG C&O, and conquered the place of first French Corporate & Financial Communication agency.
Chairman and Global Creative Director, BETC - Global Creative Officer, Havas Worldwide
A graduate in philosophy and literature, Babinet began his career as a copywriter at the French agency BDDP. In 1994, he founded with Eric Tong Cuong the agency Babinet Tong Cuong, backed by the Havas group. In 1995, they were joined by Mercedes Erra and the agency was renamed BETC.
General Secretary of Havas
In 2007, Michel Dobkine was appointed Corporate Secretary of the Havas Group. Mr. Dobkine is well known throughout France for his exceptional legal career as a magistrate and judge. When Havas approached Mr. Dobkine to serve at its Chief legal officer of Havas, Mr. Dobkine agreed to take a sabbatical leave from his most recent position as Advocate General at the Cour de Cassation, the highest court in the French judiciary, to fill the post.