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Primary Role
Co-Founder & CEO @
Born:
February 14, 1945
Gender:
Male
Location:
London
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Person Details

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Martin Sorrell founded WPP plc (WPP), currently the world’s largest advertising and marketing services group, in 1985, and has been the Chief Executive Officer since that time. WPP companies, which include some of the most eminent agencies in the business, provide clients with advertising, media investment management, data investment management, public relations and public affairs, branding and identity, healthcare communications, direct, interactive and Internet marketing, and special communication services. Collectively, WPP employs over 170,000 people in 110 countries.

Martin actively supports the advancement of international business schools, advising Harvard, IESE (Spain), the London Business School, the Indian School of Business and the Judge Institute at Cambridge University.

He has been publicly recognized with a number of awards, including the Harvard Business School Alumni Achievement Award. Martin received a knighthood in January 2000.

In addition to his public company board memberships, Martin Sorrell serves as a Non-Executive Director of Alpha Topco Limited, a privately held holding company of the Formula One Group. Martin Sorrell is a former Chairman of the International Business Council of the World Economic Forum and a member of the Business Council in the U.S.

In addition, Martin serves on the Board of Directors of the Bloomberg Family Foundation and is a Member of the Advisory Boards of global investment firm Stanhope Capital and private equity firm Bowmark Capital. Martin is an internationally recognized business leader and brings to the Board his experience in growing the WPP enterprise throug.

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Co-Founder & CEO

1986 - Current   (over 30 years)

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