Sir Martin Sorrell
Martin Sorrell has been CEO of WPP, since he founded the Company in 1986. Over this period, WPP has become one of the world's leading communications services companies. Before founding WPP, Martin Sorrell held a number of positions. From 1977 to 1984, he was Group Finance Director of the advertising agency group Saatchi & Saatchi Company plc. Sir Martin is an economics graduate of Cambridge University with an MBA from Harvard University Graduate School of Business Administration.
He is Chair of the Mayor of London’s International Business Advisory Council, Deputy Chairman and Governor of London Business School, and a member of the Advisory Boards of both the Judge Institute for Management Studies in Cambridge, UK and IESE in Spain.
In 1997 he was appointed an Ambassador for British Business by the Foreign & Commonwealth Office and 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 was Knighted in the Millennium New Year Honours list.