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Philippe Krakowsky

Chief Strategy and Talent Officer, Interpublic’s
Chairman and CEO, IPG Mediabrands

Philippe Krakowsky is Interpublic’s Chief Strategy and Talent Officer and Chairman and CEO of IPG Mediabrands. Philippe partners with IPG’s CEO to define strategy for the holding company, and works with agency leadership to implement these initiatives. He also oversees talent management, training and development, benefits and IPG’s industry-leading D&I initiatives.

Philippe has implemented major strategic actions at IPG, including the creation of Mediabrands, embedding digital and emerging media capabilities across the group’s portfolio, and creating IPG’s Healthcare Council. He’s also responsible for designing many of the integrated, cross-agency client teams that have become a hallmark of Interpublic’s recent success. He sits on the boards of several IPG companies, including Huge and the minority-owned O’Keefe Reinhardt & Paul; mentors start-ups as part of R/GA’s Accelerator; and served as interim CEO of FCB during its leadership transition. He also oversees IPG’s business development and corporate communications functions.

Prior to IPG, Philippe led the differentiation of Young & Rubicam in the marketplace during its transformation to a public company. Previously, he led the positioning for BBDO when that agency carved out a niche as one of advertising’s premier global creative networks.

Originally from Mexico, Philippe holds an A.B. from Harvard University. He started his career as part of the team that built and ultimately sold an artificial intelligence software company to Apple Computer. He’s been inducted into the American Advertising Federation’s “Hall of Achievement,” the premier honor for marketing services professionals under age 40. Philippe is a member of the Board of The Brooklyn Academy of Music and the Advisory Council of the University of Oxford’s Department of International Development.