Mr. Fleurot is Senior Vice President at Publicis Groupe. Prior to that position, he was CEO of MSLGROUP and executive chairman of Publicis Worldwide. Mr. Fleurot has a strong media background, having served as a former chief executive of Pearson’s Les Echos group, France’s leading business publisher. He is former CEO of the Financial Times Group, and from 1999 to 2003, he was managing director of the Financial Times newspaper. He began his career as an engineer on construction sites in Turkey, Iraq, Libya, and the United States (Virginia) before moving into journalism. Mr. Fleurot is president of the European Association of Communications Agencies.