Global Leadership Team

Kevin Roberts, Chairman


Kevin Roberts is Chairman of Saatchi & Saatchi and Head Coach of Publicis Groupe, the world’s third largest communications group. From 1997 to 2014, Kevin was CEO Worldwide of Saatchi & Saatchi. He has held leadership positions at Gillette, Procter & Gamble and Pepsi-Cola. He has written several books including Lovemarks: The Future Beyond Brands, a ground-breaking business book published in 18 languages. Lovemarks was named one of the ten Ideas of the Decade by Advertising Age in 2009. Kevin is Chairman of several companies and has honorary appointments and doctorates at a number of universities. He is Honorary Professor of Creative Leadership at Lancaster University, Honorary Professor of Innovation and Creativity at the University of Auckland Business School, and Honorary Professor of Leadership and Innovation at the University of Victoria (B.C.) School of Business. In 2013, Kevin, a New Zealand citizen, was made a Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit (CNZM) for services to business and the community.