Maurice Lévy

Honorary Chairman of Publicis Groupe, Co-Founder of VivaTech

Paris (France)

Maurice Lévy

Honorary Chairman of Publicis Groupe, Co-Founder of VivaTech

Paris (France)

Maurice Lévy

Honorary Chairman of Publicis Groupe, Co-Founder of VivaTech

Paris (France)

Fireside Chat June 27th 16:25 - 16:40 Main Stage

Fireside Chat June 27th 16:25 - 16:40 Main Stage

Fireside Chat June 27th 16:25 - 16:40 Main Stage

Mr. Maurice Lévy joined Publicis Groupe in 1971 as IT Director. In 1975, he was appointed Deputy CEO of Publicis Conseil, the Group’s flagship, climbing all the ranks until his appointment as Chairman of the Management Board in 1987. He held this role for 30 years, until the General Assembly in May 2017, after which he assumed the position of Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Publicis Groupe SA. At the General Assembly on May 29, 2024, Maurice Lévy was named Honorary Chairman of Publicis Groupe. He was the architect of the Group’s globalization, which he drove aggressively from 1996 onwards. In 2001, the internationalization of Publicis Groupe accelerated with the acquisition of Saatchi & Saatchi, followed by Bcom3 (Leo Burnett, Starcom, MediaVest, etc.) in 2002. The foray into the digital world began with the acquisition of Digitas (2006), followed by Razorfish (2009). The acquisition of Sapient at the beginning of 2015 opened new avenues for Publicis beyond its core business, into marketing, omnichannel commerce, and consulting. In 2016, to celebrate the 90th anniversary of Publicis, Maurice Lévy, in partnership with the Les Echos group, launched Viva Technology, the start-up and tech event that has since become number one in Europe.

 Maurice Lévy co-founded the French Brain and Spinal Cord Institute (ICM) in 2005 and currently chairs the boards of several organizations, including the Peres Center for Peace and Innovation, as well as the Pasteur-Weizmann Institute since October 2015. He has also received numerous awards for his work and his fight for tolerance. He is a Grand Officer of the National Order of the Legion of Honour and a Grand Officer of the National Order of Merit.




Mr. Maurice Lévy joined Publicis Groupe in 1971 as IT Director. In 1975, he was appointed Deputy CEO of Publicis Conseil, the Group’s flagship, climbing all the ranks until his appointment as Chairman of the Management Board in 1987. He held this role for 30 years, until the General Assembly in May 2017, after which he assumed the position of Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Publicis Groupe SA. At the General Assembly on May 29, 2024, Maurice Lévy was named Honorary Chairman of Publicis Groupe. He was the architect of the Group’s globalization, which he drove aggressively from 1996 onwards. In 2001, the internationalization of Publicis Groupe accelerated with the acquisition of Saatchi & Saatchi, followed by Bcom3 (Leo Burnett, Starcom, MediaVest, etc.) in 2002. The foray into the digital world began with the acquisition of Digitas (2006), followed by Razorfish (2009). The acquisition of Sapient at the beginning of 2015 opened new avenues for Publicis beyond its core business, into marketing, omnichannel commerce, and consulting. In 2016, to celebrate the 90th anniversary of Publicis, Maurice Lévy, in partnership with the Les Echos group, launched Viva Technology, the start-up and tech event that has since become number one in Europe.

 Maurice Lévy co-founded the French Brain and Spinal Cord Institute (ICM) in 2005 and currently chairs the boards of several organizations, including the Peres Center for Peace and Innovation, as well as the Pasteur-Weizmann Institute since October 2015. He has also received numerous awards for his work and his fight for tolerance. He is a Grand Officer of the National Order of the Legion of Honour and a Grand Officer of the National Order of Merit.




Mr. Maurice Lévy joined Publicis Groupe in 1971 as IT Director. In 1975, he was appointed Deputy CEO of Publicis Conseil, the Group’s flagship, climbing all the ranks until his appointment as Chairman of the Management Board in 1987. He held this role for 30 years, until the General Assembly in May 2017, after which he assumed the position of Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Publicis Groupe SA. At the General Assembly on May 29, 2024, Maurice Lévy was named Honorary Chairman of Publicis Groupe. He was the architect of the Group’s globalization, which he drove aggressively from 1996 onwards. In 2001, the internationalization of Publicis Groupe accelerated with the acquisition of Saatchi & Saatchi, followed by Bcom3 (Leo Burnett, Starcom, MediaVest, etc.) in 2002. The foray into the digital world began with the acquisition of Digitas (2006), followed by Razorfish (2009). The acquisition of Sapient at the beginning of 2015 opened new avenues for Publicis beyond its core business, into marketing, omnichannel commerce, and consulting. In 2016, to celebrate the 90th anniversary of Publicis, Maurice Lévy, in partnership with the Les Echos group, launched Viva Technology, the start-up and tech event that has since become number one in Europe.

 Maurice Lévy co-founded the French Brain and Spinal Cord Institute (ICM) in 2005 and currently chairs the boards of several organizations, including the Peres Center for Peace and Innovation, as well as the Pasteur-Weizmann Institute since October 2015. He has also received numerous awards for his work and his fight for tolerance. He is a Grand Officer of the National Order of the Legion of Honour and a Grand Officer of the National Order of Merit.