PARIS: Marketing services conglomerate Publicis Groupe has shuffled chairs in the management suite of its Publicis Worldwide agency network following the departure of chief operating officer Rick Bendel to the role of group marketing director at Wal-Mart's UK supermarket chain Asda.

Richard Pinder, currently president of Publicis agency Leo Burnett EMEA, will take Bendel's title and report to Olivier Fleurot, former Financial Times Group ceo and now Publicis Worldwide executive chairman.

Data sourced from Financial Times online; additional content by WARC staff