Nigel Vaz to be the next president of the IPA

Nigel Vaz, Business Transformation Lead and Executive Committee Member at Publicis Groupe has been nominated as the IPA President-elect to succeed Sarah Golding, CEO of The&Partnership.

Vaz was chosen following a formal three-month selection process led by former President Tom Knox, Executive Partner, MullenLowe London, who headed up the Presidential Nominating Committee.

Nigel Vaz said “It is a real honour to be chosen as the next President of the IPA, and I look forward to building on the extraordinary work of my predecessors in championing our industry and its impact in the world. Wherever we look today, we see rapid and fundamental change affecting consumers, economies and culture, clients and our own businesses. The creativity and the technologies that help us to unleash that creativity will be vital to helping navigate that change – and the role and work of the IPA in ensuring we are fit and ready for the opportunity it brings has never been more vital.”

Vaz serves as Publicis Groupe’s Global Business Transformation Lead and is CEO for Publicis.Sapient across the EMEA and APAC regions where he is responsible for driving forward the company’s vision of partnering with clients to ensure they are successful at reimagining and transforming their business for the digital age. He has held a variety of leadership positions with Sapient prior to its acquisition by Publicis Groupe where he now serves as a member of its Executive Committee.

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