PARIS: Publicis Groupe has named Elisabeth Ardaillon-Poirier SVP and Anne-Gabrielle Heilbronner general secretary.
SVP and general secretary Mathias Emmerich is leaving his post to pursue projects outside Publicis, the holding company said in a statement.
Starting in May, Ardaillon-Poirier will oversee global communications, CSR, and sustainable development policies for Publicis. She will report to chairman and CEO Maurice Lévy.
Ardaillon-Poirier is adviser to the executive board of the European Central Bank. She previously served as ECB's director of communications and chairman of the external communications committee for more than nine years. She has also held roles with the office of Hachette multimedia group, Hachette Foundation, and the Banque de France.
Heilbronner, currently an SVP at the company, will oversee human resources while continuing to supervise the legal department, audit, internal control, and compliance. She also serves as secretary of the supervisory board.
Heilbronner joined Publicis in 2012. She previously worked for the French Treasury and Société Générale Corporate and Investment Banking.
Publicis owns agencies including MSLGroup, Digitas, Razorfish, Rosetta, Big Fuel, and LBi.