Publicis Worldwide has announced the appointment of Aude Gandon as Vice President – Worldwide Account Director for Nestlé. Nestlé, the world’s leading nutrition, health and wellness company, has been a Publicis client since 1952, and Ms. Gandon will coordinate Publicis Worldwide’s work for all Nestlé brands, across food, nutrition, beverages and pet food.
Aude has been working in the advertising industry for the past 21 years. After a start in Paris working on L’Oréal, she joined Publicis Groupe’s DMB&B agency, where she worked on Mars Confectionery Europe (Bounty and Twix) and P&G (Femcare and skincare). She then moved to London, where she continued working on P&G as the European Oral Care Director. In 1999, she joined Leo Burnett, where she continued to build her career as the Worldwide Account Director for Procter & Gamble Hair (Herbal Essences, Wella Global, Rejoice Asia, Pert Latin America and Middle East, and Vidal Sassoon Asia); she was also the first Brand Account Leader on Wella and Herbal Essences. While in London, and later in New York, she founded Leo Burnett’s Atelier, an ad agency dedicated to beauty and luxury. Atelier now has offices in London, NY, Tokyo and Asia. In 2010 Aude moved back to Paris to become McCann’s Worldwide Account Director on L’Oréal Paris. She was instrumental in creating a new global campaign and in launching L’Oréal Paris’s digital profile.
Nestlé has been a Publicis client for 60 years, and today Publicis Groupe agencies work for Nestlé in more than 60 countries, handling more than 45 brands ranging from bottled waters, to pet food, dairy products, food brands and infant nutrition.
“I’m very pleased that Aude Gandon will be bringing to Publicis Worldwide her skills and broad experience working with top-tier clients,” said Jean-Yves Naouri, Chief Executive Officer of the Publicis Worldwide network and Chief Operating Officer of Publicis Groupe. “Nestlé is a historic client for Publicis, and we’re delighted to be able to put at their service someone as richly talented as we know Aude to be. I am convinced that Aude’s talent, strategic vision and creative ambition will help us make the difference.”