Publicis Groupe names Geraldine White as chief diversity officer

Publicis Groupe has elevated Geraldine White to chief diversity officer. She replaces Ronnie Dickerson Stewart who left the company earlier this year.

In her new role, she is tasked with leading all U.S. DE&I work with a focus on elevating talent experiences, improving systems, policies and practices and enabling an inclusive environment.

White is reporting to Anne-Gabrielle Heilbronner, member of the directoire and secretary general, with additional reporting lines to Andrew Swinand, CEO of Publicis Creative and Leo Burnett Group and U.S. executive sponsor for DEI.

She has worked at the holding company for 13 years, most recently as Publicis Sapient’s head of diversity and inclusion in North America, where she launched and led the organization’s business resource groups in the region. She also led its global Black talent taskforce, designed to advance equity.

Her focus will be on improving DEI policies and practices for employees and building on the company’s diversity efforts.


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