Lvy Would Rather Shine Shoes Than Retire From Publicis Groupe


Maurice Lvy, the outgoing chairman and CEO of Publicis Groupe, is so keen to stay involved in the company that he has offered to shine the shoes of the management board.

“I’m not totally retiring,” he told analysts at his final earnings presentation in Paris this morning. “I’m not even semi-retiring.”

On June 1, Lvy will hand over the chairman and CEO roles at the agency holding giant to Arthur Sadoun, currently CEO of Publicis Communications, and take on a new role as chairman of Publicis Groupe’s supervisory board.

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