Sir Martin Sorrell has been Group Chief Executive Officer of WPP Group PLC of Grey Global Group Inc. since its founding in 1986.
Sorrell started his career as Marketing Associate of Glendinning Associates of Westport, Connecticut. In 1997, he was appointed as Ambassador of British Business by the Foreign & Commonwealth Office and subsequently appointed to the Office's Panel 2000 aimed at rebranding Britain abroad. In 1999, he was appointed by the Secretary of State for Education and Employment to serve on the Council for Excellence in Management and Leadership.
He serves as Director and Member of Advisory Board of Alchemy Partners LLP. He serves as Member of Advisory Board of IESE in Spain and is a Member of Dean's Advisory Council of Boston University. He serves as a Member of Corporate Advisory Group of Tate Gallery. Since 1998, he has been Member of Board of Dean's Advisors of Harvard Business School. He serves as Member of Governing Board of Indian School of Business. He serves as a Trustee of Cambridge Foundation and a Patron of Cambridge Alumni in Management, a Trustee of Royal College of Art Foundation. Sorrell served as a Non-executive Director of Colefax Group PLC until September 30, 2003. He served as Non Industry Director of Nasdaq OMX Group Inc since January 2001.
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