<b>Jean-Yves Naouri</b>, COO, Publicis Groupe
Our aim is to strengthen our position India. We have announced a while ago that we want to make India a clear area of focus and we want to double the size of our operations. We are focused right now to give enough power and resources to our agencies here for us to achieve this target figure.
Our aim is to strengthen our position India. We have announced a while ago that we want to make India a clear area of focus and we want to double the size of our operations. We are focused right now to give enough power and resources to our agencies here for us to achieve this target figure.As the Chief Operating Officer of Publicis Groupe, Jean-Yves Naouri is second only to Maurice Levy in the leadership role he plays in the company. Naouri joined Publicis Groupe in 1993 as a founding partner of Publicis Consultants, a subsidiary specialising in strategic and corporate communications. Over the years, his responsibilities grew and included overseeing Publicis Healthcare Communications Group (since July 2008), as well as the Publicis Groupe Production Platforms (May 2009).
In the two decades that he has spent with the company, more was added to Naouri’s plate. Some of the other designations adjoined with his name are Executive Chairman - Publicis Worldwide, Chairman - Publicis Groupe China, Member of the Publicis Groupe Executive Committee and Member of the Publicis Groupe Management Board (Directoire).
In conversation with Noor Fathima Warsia, Naouri speaks on his vision for the group’s India operations, recent acquisitions and the road ahead. Q. To double your size in a market such as India in just five years is a reasonably aggressive target – do you think that would help you become the No. 2 holding company in India?
Q. Are you in a position to give us some of your plans for 2013?
Q. There are various conversations in the context of Publicis Groupe agencies in India. Has the growth been as per expectations?
Q. One route you have taken for that is acquisitions, and some of your competition say that a few of the recent acquisitions in India were overpriced...
Q. You have acquired various companies in different domains in India. What are some of the other areas of growth we will see you in?
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