Mark Read
United Kingdom
2018

WPP

Mark
Read

COO

Long a primary pillar of support at WPP, the British advertising and public-relations giant, Read is now the company’s top executive. Since joining the agency in 1989 with the agency, he has worked on strategy, digital operations and acquisitions, eventually becoming COO. The industry is midstream into a sea change as Facebook and Google gobble up an increasing amount of advertising inventory and dollars. Read’s mission is to steer WPP to new disciplines and likely re-orient some of its top holdings — such as JWT, Grey, Kantar, GroupM and Young & Rubicam — and harness the power of the new technologies. In this new advertising world order, he is also being watched to see whether he might amend some of WPP’s stakes in properties including Vice Media.

Career

  • Booz Allen & Hamilton
  • Wunderman
  • WebRewards

Education

  • Cambridge University (UK)
  • INSEAD (France)

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