The World: Paris - Sauty de Chalon takes top Aegis France position

Aegis has appointed Marie-Laure Sauty de Chalon (pictured) the chief executive of Aegis France following the departure of Laurent George.

As well as her new responsibilities, which will include the day-to-day running of Vizeum, Isobar, The Connect Factory and Vocation Publicis, she remains the president of Carat.

George left the post to undertake personal projects, but remains a senior advisor to the group.

Jerry Buhlmann, the chief executive of Aegis Media EMEA, said: "She deserves this promotion and her leadership skills and energy will drive our vision to deliver integrated solutions in traditional and digital media channels for our clients."