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Portrait de Martin Sorrell
Age : 73
Public asset : 200,289,724 USD
Country of residence : Unknown

Summary 
Presently, Martin Stuart Sorrell is Executive Chairman of S4 Capital Plc and Chief Executive Officer of WPP Group USA, Inc. Mr. Sorrell is also on the board of 8 other companies.

In the past Mr. Sorrell held the position of Group Chief Executive Officer & Executive Director at WPP Plc, Director-Finance Group at Saatchi & Saatchi Plc, Chairman for The International Business Council and Chairman-International Business Council at The World Economic Forum USA, Inc.

Martin Stuart Sorrell received an MBA from Harvard Business School.


Current positions of Martin Sorrell 
NameTitle Since
WPP Group USA, Inc. Chief Executive Officer -
S4 Capital Plc Executive Chairman 2018
Formula One Holdings Ltd. Non-Executive Director -
Topco Alpha Ltd. Non-Executive Director -
Pruway Investments Ltd. Director -
Clyde Films LLP Director -
Cherwell Films LLP Director -
The Bloomberg Family Foundation, Inc. Director -
J.M.S. Financial Services Ltd. Director -
JMS Financial Services (No. 2) Ltd. Director -


Holdings of Martin Sorrell 
NameEquities%Valuation
WPP Plc17,640,3151.40%200,289,724 USD


Martin Sorrell : Personal Network 
NameLinked companies
Gregory Maffei Formula One Holdings Ltd.
David Lyle Boren The Bloomberg Family Foundation, Inc.
Charles Carey Formula One Holdings Ltd.
John Mack The Bloomberg Family Foundation, Inc.
Robert Iger The Bloomberg Family Foundation, Inc.
Paul David Roy S4 Capital Plc
Robin Simon Southwell Cherwell Films LLP
Rupert Roderick Faure Walker S4 Capital Plc
Rodney Malcolm Cook Cherwell Films LLP
Sean O. Mahoney Formula One Holdings Ltd.


Biography of Martin Sorrell 
Sir Martin Sorrell (born 14 February 1945, London, England) is an English businessman and the chief executive officer of WPP Group. He has served in that role since he started the company.

Early life and education
Born in London to a Jewish family, whose ancestors came from Russia, Poland and Romania. Sorrell was educated at the independent Haberdashers' Aske's Boys' School then Christ's College, Cambridge, and has an MBA from Harvard University.

Career

Early career
He joined Glendinning Associates, and James Gulliver and then worked for sports agent Mark McCormack. He joined Saatchi & Saatchi in 1975, and was group finance director from 1977 until 1984. Often referred to as "the third brother", he designed and carried out many of Saatchi's agency acquisitions. Sorrell undertook this by refining the practice of the ‘earn-out’.

WPP
In 1985, Sorrell privately invested in Wire and Plastic Products, a British wire shopping basket manufacturer, and joined it full-time as Chief Executive in 1986. He began to acquire "below-the-line" advertising-related companies, purchasing 18 in three years, including in 1987 when he stunned the agency world with a $566 million "hostile" takeover of J. Walter Thompson. Sorrell followed this in 1989 with another dramatic hostile $825 million buy of Ogilvy and Mather. Since 2000, WPP has also acquired two more integrated, global agency networks, Young & Rubicam Brands and Grey.

Other interests
[Sorrell DLD 08.jpg|thumb|Martin Sorrell in 2008]
In 1997, he was appointed an Ambassador for British Business by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and subsequently appointed to the Office's Panel 2000 aimed at rebranding Britain abroad. In 1999 he was appointed by the Secretary of State for Education and Employment to serve on the Council for Excellence in Management and Leadership.

He is a Governor of London Business School, and a member of the Advisory Boards of both the Judge Business School in Cambridge, UK and IESE in Spain. He is also Chairman of the Global Advisory Board of the Centre for International Business and Management (CIBAM), at the University of Cambridge, UK.

Source @ Wikipedia




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