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Agathe Bousquet | President Publicis Groupe in France

Interviewed by Irène Toporkoff

We welcome Agathe Bousquet, President Publicis Groupe in France for a raw conversation on the turning points in her life that got her to where she is now and what drives her to keep going.


Agathe Bousquet joined Publicis Groupe in September 2017, when she was appointed as President of Publicis Groupe France by Maurice Levy and Arthur Sadoun.

Agathe began her career in the world of associations with Solidarité Sida where she participated in the creation of the Solidays festival. In 2001, she joined Havas Group, where she held various positions before being promoted to president of Havas Paris in 2012.

As President of Publicis Groupe France, Agathe oversees all agency activities in France, whether they are creative, data, media, or dedicated to digital transformation. Her mission is to accelerate the momentum of « The Power of One », by bringing together the 6500 employees of Publicis in France and establishing the Groupe as the strategic partner in the transformation journey of French clients. The first results were felt immediately, the best indicator being the renewal of client confidence and the gain of new budgets.

Agathe Bousquet is a member of the Board of Solidarité Sida. She is also a member of the Board of the AACC (Association of Communication Consulting Agencies). She is Chevalier de la Légion d’honneur.

We hope you enjoy our raw conversation with Agathe. Editing and sound mixing of this episode was done by Clara Ernoult.