The Publicis Groupe recently announced the new leadership of Greater China. According to the announcement, Bertilla Teo, and Michael Lee will now be the Co-CEOs of Greater China. Bertilla Teo was the CEO of Publicis Media Greater China before this appointment while Michael Lee was the CEO of Publicis Communications of Greater China.
Bertilla Teo and Michael Lee as CO-CEO’s of Greater China
In their new role at Greater China, both Teo and Lee will be reporting directly to Loris Nold. Loris Nold is the CEO of Publicis Groupe Asia Pacific, the Middle East and Africa. As CO-CEOs both Teo and Lee will be tasked with driving Publicis Groupe’s transformation in Greater China. They will also be accelerating the agency’s capabilities and game changers to deliver better solutions to their clients. As CO-CEOs they are expected to grow and develop existing talents within the company. They will also recruit new talents from the market while driving further improvement in its resource management across disciplines and solutions. The CO-CEOs will be working very closely with the Chief talent officer (Janice Foo) and Chief financial officer (Teguh Chen).
David Gompel who is the current chief operating officer of Publicis Communications will move to the newly created role of managing director of Publicis, Sapient APAC, in addition to leading Publicis Groupe digital operations in Greater China.
About Bertilla Teo and Michael Lee
Teo has been a part of the Publicis Groupe family for over nine years. She acted as the CEO of Starcom MediaVest Group Greater China when she joined the company. She served in her role as CEO of Publicis Media Greater China for 3 years before this appointment. Lee has worked with the company for 8 years.
Bertilla Teo, Michael Lee and Publicis Groupe Speak on the New Appointment
Speaking on her new role Teo stated that she is confident that their partnership will help to deliver greater and tangible business value for their clients. Also speaking on his new role Lee said “Publicis Groupe’s pioneering spirit is exactly what makes us a driving force in this challenging and exciting industry. I am very much looking forward to the future as the Power of One.”
Loris Nold also spoke about their appointment praising their work and stating with them both at the helm of things, they have a unique proposition in the company. He also stated that with their strong leadership he knows they can deliver greater value and business impact for their clients and opportunities for their talents. He concluded his statement by congratulating David Gompel on his new role.