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Richard Pinder

Richard Pinder


Chief operating officer

Work Telephone

+44 (0)20 7935 4426.


25th April 1964


Coldplay - A Rush Of Blood To The Head.


It Doesn't Take a Hero by Norman Schwarzkopf.

Breakfast radio show

Radio 4.

Career history

1986: graduate trainee, Grey London. 1990: board account director, Grey London. 1994: client services director, Grey London. 1997: managing director, Ogilvy London. 2000: regional managing director, Leo Burnett Asia-Pacific. 2004: president, Leo Burnett EMEA. 2006: chief operating officer Publicis.

Daily newspaper

Financial Times.

Everyone's saying

The speed-boat loving Pinder turned heads when he moved to the COO's job at Publicis. He's very ambitious and, it seems, on the fast track.



Favourite ad

Levi's 'launderette'

Favourite technology

Samsung cell phone.

Greatest achievement

Being lucky enough to persuade Samsung to fire WPP and hire Leo Burnett worldwide.

Magazine (pleasure)


Magazine (professional)

The Economist.

Most humbling experience

Failing at being a trainee automotive engineer at 17.

Most-admired entrepreneur

Richard Branson.

Sunday newspaper

The Sunday Times.

TV programme

Top Gear.


What car do you own

1997 Lotus Elise.

What principle defines your working life


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