Mark Read

Chief Executive Officer at WPP Plc

Mark Read

Mark Read

Chief Executive Officer at WPP Plc

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Chief Operating Officer at WPP Plc

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Former Executive Chairman & Chief Executive Officer at WPP Plc

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Executive Chairman at S4 Capital Plc

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Head-Business Development & Co-Founder at Quasar Media Pvt Ltd.

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Chief Technology Officer at WPP Plc

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Group Chief Counsel & Head of Sustainability at WPP Plc

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Chief Executive Officer, Akqa at WPP Plc

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Chief Client Officer at WPP Plc

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Chief Corporate Affairs Officer & Executive Vice President at Pfizer, Inc.

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Partner Emeritus at Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP

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Mark Read
Chief Executive Officer at WPP Plc

INSEAD is a graduate business school with campuses in Europe, Asia and the Middle East. INSEAD, widely considered one of the best business schools in the world, allows its students to study in the US (West Coast- San Francisco via Wharton exchange, East Coast- Philadelphia via Wharton exchange, Midwest- Evanston near Chicago via Kellogg exchange), in Asia (Singapore via INSEAD Asia Campus exchange and Shanghai via CEIBS exchange), in the Middle East (Abu Dhabi via INSEAD Middle East Campus exchange) and in Europe (Fontainebleau via INSEAD Europe Campus exchange)

Trinity was founded by Henry VIII in 1546, when he combined two existing colleges (King's Hall and Michaelhouse) and seven hostels (Catherine’s, Garratt, Gregory’s, Ovyng’s, Physwick, St Margaret's, and Tyler’s). Since then Trinity has flourished and grown, and is now a home to around 600 undergraduates, 300 graduates, and over 180 Fellows. Trinity exists to give its members a rewarding, richly resourced, and intellectually inspiring place in which to pursue their education and research. Princes, spies, poets and prime-ministers have all been taught here, and members of the College go on to a very wide range of professions and careers after taking degrees in all the subjects the University offers.

M.A. Economics

The University of Cambridge (informally known as Cambridge University or Cambridge) is a public research university located in Cambridge, United Kingdom. It is the second-oldest university in the English-speaking world (after the University of Oxford), and the seventh-oldest in the world.


The participating CEOs lead companies that collectively employ more than five million people, generate more than $2 trillion in annual revenue, and represent 11 countries and a diverse group of industries.

2006 - 2011

Every year the World Economic Forum reviews thousands of nominations to find the most accomplished and inspiring young leaders to join the Forum of Young Global Leaders. The Forum of Young Global Leaders is a unique, multistakeholder community of more than 700 exceptional young leaders who share a commitment to shaping the global future. Young Global Leaders represent the future of leadership, coming from all regions of the world and representing business, government, civil society, arts & culture, academia and media, as well as social entrepreneurs. Set up as an independent not-for-profit foundation, under the supervision of the Swiss Government, the Forum of Young Global Leaders works in close cooperation with the World Economic Forum to integrate young leaders into deep interaction with other stakeholders of global society.

Career History
Chief Executive Officer
1989 - 2018

WPP Digital provides digital media and investment services. It invests and acquires marketing and advertising companies. The company is headquartered in London, the United Kingdom.

1999 - 2002

Part of Bilendi SA, Webrewards Ltd. is a company headquartered in London, UK. The firm provides internet reward services. It was founded by Mark Julian Read and Gary Morrison. Mark Julian Read is currently the CEO of the company. Webrewards Ltd. was acquired by Bilendi Ltd., now part of Bilendi SA on 06 Jun 01.

Strategy Director
2002 - 2013

WPP PLC provides advertising, marketing, and financial services. Its operating segments are Advertising and Media Investment Management, Consumer Insight, Public Relations and Public Affairs, and Branding and Identity, Healthcare and Specialist Communications. These business segments are comprised of the following principal disciplines: advertising, media investment management, consumer insight, branding & identity, healthcare communications, direct, digital, promotion & relationship marketing, and specialist communications. The company was founded in 1971 and is headquartered in Dublin, Ireland.

Boards & Committees
Executive Director
2018 - Current

WPP Plc engages in the provision of communications services. It operates through the following segments: Global Integrated Agencies; Public Relations; and Specialist Agencies. The company was founded in 1985 and is headquartered in London, the United Kingdom.

2013 - Current

Akqa Ltd. provides advertising services. It specializes in business invention, ecommerce, product development, mobile marketing, digital marketing, social media, application development, analytics, content creation, data science, media planning, media buying, search marketing, technology and business transformation. The company was founded on September 9, 1994 and is headquartered in London, the United Kingdom.

2007 - Current

Quasar Media Pvt Ltd. provides marketing consulting services. The firm offers digital media, e-business solutions, search marketing, optimization, mobile, e-commerce, and e-customer relationship management (CRM) services. The company was founded by Manish Vij and is headquartered in Gurgaon, India.

Member, Board of Trustees
2020 - Current

The Paley Center for Media, formerly The Museum of Television & Radio (MT&R) and The Museum of Broadcasting, founded in 1975 by William S. Paley, is an American cultural institution dedicated to the discussion of the cultural, creative and social significance of television, radio and emerging platforms for the professional community and media-interested public.

Member, Board of Trustees

The Natural History Museum operates an institution that collects and conserves artifacts and objects with artistic, historical and scientific importance. The company was founded on April 18, 1881 and is headquartered in London, the United Kingdom.

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