GroupM Announces Alexandra Chabanne to Lead France

Paris (24 October 2023) — GroupM, WPP’s media investment group, today announces Alexandra Chabanne to lead GroupM France as CEO, effective 6th November 2023. 

Chabanne will focus on the ongoing transformation of GroupM France by capitalizing on the value GroupM brings to advertisers, across the entire media investment landscape.  

Chabanne has over 15 years of experience in leadership roles and more than 20 years of expertise in digital, marketing and media. Since 2016, she has been with GroupM as COO France, where she has played a pivotal role in building digital, data, and content offerings. 

In 2017, Chabanne additionally took on the role of CEO at MediaCom Paris (now EssenceMediacom Paris) where she successfully led and grew the agency, winning major clients and establishing a hub in Paris, expanding into industries including luxury, retail, technology and new economy businesses.  

Josh Krichefski, GroupM EMEA and UK CEO, commented, “Alexandra’s entrepreneurialism and leadership experience make her perfectly suited to lead our business in France and support our clients’ growth in the French market. She thrives in fast-moving industries, driving change and reinvention to capitalize on new opportunities. Her desire to embark on new adventures is stronger than ever. That’s why we chose her to lead GroupM France, guiding the team and our clients to achieve their business goals.” 

Alexandra Chabanne, GroupM France CEO, added, “GroupM has a strategic vision of the next era of media, enabling us to capture its full value for advertisers. Over the past few years, we have carried out a number of transformations to strengthen our position in the market as an innovative player, capable of designing and running creative and personalized campaigns for our customers, across the entire media landscape – from digital to traditional media, including insights, data and technological innovations. I’m proud to be taking the helm at GroupM France, and look forward to working with the entire team to continue helping advertisers transform in the new economy.” 


About GroupM

GroupM is WPP’s media investment group and the world’s leading media investment company with a mission to shape the next era of media where advertising works better for people. The company is responsible for more than $60 billion in annual media investment, as measured by the independent research bureau COMvergence. Through its global agencies Mindshare, Wavemaker, EssenceMediacom, and mSix&Partners, and cross-channel performance (GroupM Nexus), data (Choreograph), entertainment (GroupM Motion Entertainment) and investment solutions, GroupM leverages a unique combination of global scale, expertise, and innovation to generate sustained value for clients wherever they do business. Discover more at

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