Movers: Appointment at Publicis Groupe

Publicis Groupe has strengthened its management team with several appointments. Fabrice Fries joins as the general secretary.

Fries is replacing Claudine Biename, who is retiring in 2007. Jean-Michel Etienne has been promoted to executive vice-president and chief financial officer. Etienne joined Publicis Groupe as its chief financial officer in September 2000 and was involved in the Saatchi & Saatchi and Bcom3 acquisitions. Finally, Jean-Yves Naori has been named executive vice-president of operations. He was previously executive vice-president. Naori joined in 1993 as a founding partner of Publicis Consultants, the strategic and corporate communication consultant.