Maurice Lévy is Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Publicis Groupe, the leader in business, marketing and communications transformation. He joined Publicis in 1971 as Director of IT, and was appointed Chairman of Publicis Conseil, the Groupe's flagship agency, in 1984. He was named CEO of Publicis Groupe in 1987, a role that he fulfilled for 30 years until being named Chairman of the Supervisory Board as of June 1, 2017. Responsible for the Groupe's international expansion as early as 2000 with the acquisitions of Saatchi & Saatchi and Bcom3 (Leo Burnett, Starcom, Mediavest…), he also built the Groupe's pioneering strategic focus on digital as early as 2006 through the major acquisitions of Digitas, Performics, Razorfish, Rosetta and LBi. In 2014, he accelerated the transformation of Publicis Groupe by acquiring Sapient, which both opened new doors in marketing and business consulting and grew the Groupe to 80,000 talents across more than 100 countries. Widely recognized as a leading figure in the communications industry, Mr. Lévy also co-founded the French Institute for Brain and Spinal Cord disorders (ICM) in 2005, and serves as the Chairman of the board for several entities, including the International Board of Governors for the Peres Center for Peace. In October 2015, he was appointed President of the Pasteur-Weizmann Institute. Mr. Lévy has been honored with numerous distinctions and accolades for his contributions to media, business leadership, and tolerance.