Leo Burnett’s Global Executive Chairman & CCO Mark Tutssel Set To Depart

Leo Burnett’s Global Executive Chairman & CCO Mark Tutssel Set To Depart

Leo Burnett’s worldwide executive chairman and global chief creative officer Mark Tutssel is set to retire at the end of June, following after 34 years of service to the company.

According to Ad Age, Tutsell will work with Publicis Groupe CCO Nick Law and the global Leo Burnett creative council to “determine what makes the most sense for the global network going forward” regarding who will replace him.

In a statement, Law said: “[Tutsell’s] impact on the industry and his leadership of one of the world’s great creative agencies cannot be overstated.

“It will be a privilege to spend the coming months with him making sure that we extend and build on his vision.”

Tutssel has won more than 600 Cannes Lions, including nine Grand Prix, three Titanium Lions and four Glass Lions. He also won the first D&AD White Pencil and six Clio Grand Prix.

Tutssel was named Leo Burnett’s global chief creative officer in 2006, and in 2018 took on the second title of worldwide executive chairman.

In a statement, Tutssell said it had been a “tremendous honor” to lead Leo Burnett’s creative vision.

He added: “The industry is experiencing unprecedented change, and it seems like the right moment to turn the page to the next chapter of my life. I will leave Leo Burnett with the greatest pride and love for its people and their commitment to the power of creativity. It has fueled me as well as many fortunate brands over the years, and I am grateful.”

Publicis Groupe chairman and CEO Arthur Sadoun said in a statement: “I want to thank Mark for his commitment to Leo Burnett’s people and creative excellence.

“His passion and ambition in creativity is an inspiration to all of us in Publicis Groupe. We wish him all the best.”

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