Publicis Media EMEA CEO Iain Jacob to step down from role

Iain Jacob, chief executive at Publicis Media EMEA, has left the business to pursue opportunities outside of the company. Jacob, who has been with the company for 15 years, will stay through the end of May.

Jacob oversaw the unification of all Publicis Groupe’s media agenices in a new operating unit, Publicis Media, at the start of 2016 as part of a group-wide restructuring.

He was previously the chief executive of Starcom Mediavest Group EMEA, Australia and Canada during a 15-year spell at Publicis Groupe.

Jacob, said “I have been given great opportunities within Publicis since joining in 2003 and have thoroughly enjoyed helping build a strong and growing media business in EMEA. Leading the Publicis Media country CEOs across EMEA has been fantastic, their passion and commitment is truly inspiring. I thank Publicis Groupe and Steve King for having been given the chance and support to help create and build a business of this scale. Now is the perfect time for my next challenge.”