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Sir Martin Sorrell

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Biography

Sir Martin Sorrell founded WPP, the world’s largest advertising and marketing services group, in 1985 and has been chief executive for the last 30 years.
WPP agencies include many of the biggest names in the industry, such as J Walter Thompson, Ogilvy & Mather, Y&R, Grey, Mindshare, MEC, MediaCom, Kantar (including Millward Brown and TNS), Wunderman, Burson-Marsteller, Hill+Knowlton Strategies, Landor, Brand Union, Fitch, The Partners, AKQA and WPP Digital. Clients include 352 of the Fortune Global 500, all 30 of the Dow Jones 30 and 77 of the NASDAQ 100.

In 2015, Sir Martin was named the world’s fifth best-performing CEO by the Harvard Business Review.

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