Michael Rebelo, CEO – Publicis Groupe Australia & New Zealand

Michael is the CEO of Publicis Groupe Australia & New Zealand. The Publicis Groupe is the third largest communications company in the world that delivers world class solutions in marketing and digital transformation. The Groupe owns creative, media and digital brands such as Saatchi & Saatchi, Leo Burnett, Starcom, Zenithmedia, Publicis Sapient, Digitas, HerdMSL, Spark Foundry, MercerBell, Marcel, Publicis WW, around 1600 people across the ANZ region.

In his current role Michael is focused on advising clients on their marketing and business transformation journey by bringing together the best of the Publicis Groupe capabilities and talent to help them solve their transformation challenges in fundamentally new ways by connecting creativity, media, technology and consulting.

Over the past 20 years Michael’s international agency leadership experience spans re-building, re-purposing, starting-up, acquiring and integrating agencies to deliver growth through creativity. He has helped advise clients, grow businesses and shape agency cultures across the UK, Europe and Asia Pacific.

Prior to returning to Australia, Michael was the Managing Director of Saatchi & Saatchi London, the spiritual HQ of the global network, and the first Australian to run the iconic London agency. Michael also sits on the Saatchi & Saatchi Global Leadership Team, the Toyota Worldwide Executive Board and is a board member of the Communications Council Australia. He also enjoys being one of the regular judges of the AFR BOSS magazine, Young Executive of the Year competition.

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