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    Henry Tajer

    Global Chief Executive Officer

    Henry Tajer

    Global Chief Executive Officer

    Henry leads IPG Mediabrands, the media and marketing group containing UM, Initiative, BPN and specialized agencies in over 130 countries, managing $37 billion in global media billings. He is focused on having dynamic talent in the right roles supported with the tools, resources and leadership needed to create effective solutions for clients that deliver true business results. In 2015, Henry was inducted into the Australian Media Federation “Hall of Fame”.

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    Philippe Krakowsky

    Chairman

    Philippe Krakowsky

    Chairman

    Philippe partners with Henry to continue to deliver, further scale and advance IPG Mediabrands’ media offering and collaboration across the IPG network. In addition to this role, Philippe is EVP, Chief Strategy & Talent Officer for Interpublic Group (NYSE: IPG), overseeing talent management, training & development, diversity & inclusion and compensation benefits. In 1999, he was inducted into the American Advertising Federation’s “Hall of Achievement”.

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    Jeff Lupinacci

    Global Chief Financial Officer

    Jeff Lupinacci

    Global Chief Financial Officer

    Jeff manages over $37 billion in global media on behalf of IPG Mediabrands’ clients. He also oversees the client finance, accounting, technology, legal & compliance teams globally. Jeff has spearheaded a number of strategic acquisitions including Media Experts, one of Canada’s premiere media agencies, CUBOCC, one of Brazil’s leading digital creative shops, and Interactive Avenues, India’s largest independent full-service digital agency, among others. In 2012, Jeff was the first CFO to be named a “Media All-Star” by AdWeek.

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    Alastair Procter

    Global Chief Talent Officer

    Alastair Procter

    Global Chief Talent Officer

    Alastair believes that the perfect working environment is one that offers satisfying employee challenges and also fosters effective leadership development and teamwork and collaboration. He oversees a network of HR professionals focused on learning & development, talent management, employee relations and diversity initiatives. Alastair has been profiled in many talent publications including Human Resources and Profile Magazine.

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    Jim Hytner

    Global Chief Operating Officer

    Jim Hytner

    Global Chief Operating Officer

    Jim understands what needs to be done to get results for our network and clients. He’s held a variety of roles within UM, Initiative and most recently served as CEO IPG Mediabrands G-14 and President, Global Clients, where he held responsibility for brands headquartered outside of the US, including AB InBev, Unilever and BMW. Jim is a graduate of Wharton Business School, a proud Trustee of Comic Relief, the Chairman of Logan Sports, a member of the Commercial Committee at BAFTA.

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    John Sintras

    Global President, Business Development & Product Innovation

    John Sintras

    Global President, Business Development & Product Innovation

    John focuses on the most important aspects of our network’s future – product innovation, creative and commercial success. He works closely with senior leadership to ensure that the right talent, tools and business are in place to continue to deliver surprise and effective work for clients. In 2012, John was the inaugural inductee into the Australian Media Federation “Hall of Fame” and was also named “Marketer of the Year” by The Australian Marketing Institute.

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    Thea Winarsky

    EVP, Global Legal & Business Affairs

    Thea Winarsky

    EVP, Global Legal & Business Affairs

    Thea exercises her 25 years’ experience in law serving as General Counsel of our network. Before joining IPG Mediabrands, she was Associate General Counsel at Coach Inc. and prior to that was General Counsel of The Columbia House Company. Thea received her J.D. at New York University School of Law, where she was a member of the Law Review. She graduated cum laude, from the University of Pennsylvania.

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    Chris Loll

    Chief Operating Officer, North America

    Chris Loll

    Chief Operating Officer, North America

    Chris drives growth and creativity across our network. To do so, he partners with the North American and global leadership teams to operationalize key initiatives, including the network’s broader automation goals, and ensures maximum efficiency through continued innovation and shared best practices. He received his undergraduate degree in Biology and Engineering from the United States Air Force Academy, before completing his MBA from UCLA.

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    Leigh Terry

    Chief Executive Officer, APAC

    Leigh Terry

    Chief Executive Officer, APAC

    Leigh is a highly-regarded media innovator whose career has spanned Europe and the Pacific. A digital innovator at the forefront of the media industry, Leigh understands the significant impact technological advancement has on both the consumer and industry at large and harnesses that information in order to build best-in-class solutions for clients across the region.

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    Andrea Suarez

    Chief Executive Officer, LATAM

    Andrea Suarez

    Chief Executive Officer, LATAM

    A truly multicultural executive who pioneers innovation and growth through strategy, business development and integrated marketing to drive competitive advantage; with the marketing expertise, creative flair and business acumen to consistently deliver strategic objectives and international markets expansion. With a determined, dynamic and decisive approach, builds successful collaborative relationships, and inspire others to excel as a trusted adviser and subject matter expert.

Agency Leadership

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    Daryl Lee

    Global Chief Executive Officer, UM

    Daryl Lee

    Global Chief Executive Officer, UM

    Daryl creates moments that matter and drive results for UM’s clients including: Coca-Cola, ExxonMobil, Hershey’s, Johnson & Johnson and Sony. Through best-in-class talent, tools and partnerships UM consistently delivers Better Science, Better Art and Better Outcomes. In 2015, UM was named “Global Agency of the Year” by AdWeek and “Agency of the Year” by Advertising Age, two of the industry’s premier publications. Daryl was also named a “Media Maven” by Advertising Age in 2015.

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    Mat Baxter

    Global Chief Executive Officer, Initiative

    Mat Baxter

    Global Chief Executive Officer, Initiative

    Mat focuses on creating compelling and dynamic campaigns on behalf of Initiatives clients. In September 2015, Mat was named Global Chief Strategy and Creative Officer, IPG Mediabrands. In this role, he led the global launch of the network’s “Dynamic By Design” positioning, brand redesign and helped launch the D100, a ranking of the world’s top 100 dynamic brands. Mat has been part of the leadership team at IPG Mediabrands since 2010.

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    Amy Armstrong

    President, BPN

    Amy Armstrong

    President, BPN

    Amy leverages a keen understanding of media’s synergies across different channels—including digital, TV, print, social and emerging media—to create holistic solutions for clients. Prior to leading BPN, IPG Mediabrands’ newest full-service agency, Amy spent 13 years at sister agency ID Media – rising through the ranks to become its chief executive officer. In 2012, Amy was honored by the Los Angeles Business Journal as a “Women Making a Difference Executive of the Year” finalist.

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    Arun Kumar

    Global President, Cadreon

    Arun Kumar

    Global President, Cadreon

    Arun wants you to know that Cadreon isn’t a trading desk, but an ad tech incubator responsible for pushing data-driven marketing culture throughout IPG Mediabrands. To do this, he’s launched Cadreon, and it’s suite of proprietary tools and platforms, in over 14 markets across APAC, EMEA, LATAM and NA. Arun frequently speaks at key industry events including Cannes Lions, dmexco and Advertising Week.

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    Brian McMahon

    Global Chief Executive Officer, Orion

    Brian McMahon

    Global Chief Executive Officer, Orion

    Brian brings a unique investment management focus to ORION, the global media agency that provides effective financial savings and asset optimization solutions to its clients. This has enabled the companies he oversees to find alternative ways for today’s advertiser to effectively market their products while conserving and effectively investing their marketing capital. In 2010, Brian was named a “Media Maven” by Advertising Age.

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    Travis Johnson

    Global President, Ansible

    Travis Johnson

    Global President, Ansible

    Travis leverages proprietary technologies and patents to grow Ansible’s core products and offerings globally. In 2016, he led the acquisition of Mubaloo, UK’s leading enterprise mobile consultancy and app developer. Prior to this role, he ran our mobile operation in Australia, leading it to become the most awarded mobile agency in 2015 – winning 40 awards, including two Global Mobile Awards (Most Innovative App, and Best Mobile Marketing).

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    Jarrod Martin

    Global President, Mediabrands Insights

    Jarrod Martin

    Global President, Mediabrands Insights

    Jarrod makes sense of the incredible amount of data and analytics we have to provide intelligent and globally scalable solutions for our clients. He’s accelerating our shift towards digital, automating internal processes that enable our agencies to work more efficiently with our partners, clients and the broader IPG network.

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    Tim Ringel

    Global President, Reprise Media

    Tim Ringel

    Global President, Reprise Media

    Tim brings a masterful knowledge of the digital industry, having spent nearly 20 years perfecting his craft. A true entrepreneur, Tim established metapeople Group in 1999, correctly predicting the profound impact digital would have on our industry years before his peers. After selling metapeople Group to Netbooster Group in 2011, Tim assumed the role of CEO Netbooster Group, overseeing more than 500 employees around the world.

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    Mike Cooper

    Global Chief Executive Officer, Rapport

    Mike Cooper

    Global Chief Executive Officer, Rapport

    Mike understands that out-of-home (OOH) is more than a billboard or a bus shelter, but an opportunity to connect and communicate with consumers on a more personal level in areas where they live, work and play. To do this, Rapport employs management tools that allows its global network to plan and buy audiences – not panels and optimize delivery through platforms to streamline the agency workflow. In 2014, Mike led IPG’s investment in ADstruc, a best-in-class platform to automate the buying and planning process.