Corporate Governance

Omnicom is led by our senior management team under the direction of our Board of Directors. The Board has adopted, and periodically reviews, policies and procedures to guide it in the discharge of its oversight responsibilities. These policies and procedures provide a framework for the proper operation of our company, consistent with our shareholders' best interests and the requirements of the law. 

Our Board consists of 12 directors: 10 independent or outside directors, our Chairman Bruce Crawford and our President & Chief Executive Officer John D. Wren. Each director stands for election annually. Bios of our Board of Directors are below.

Corporate Governance

  • Bruce Crawford -

    Bruce Crawford

    Chairman of the Board of Omnicom

    Chairman of the Board, Chairman of the Finance Committee and member of the Executive Committee

  • Alan R. Batkin -

    Alan R. Batkin

    Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Converse Associates, Inc.

    Member of the Compensation and Finance Committees

  • Mary C. Choksi -

    Mary C. Choksi

    Founding Partner and Senior Advisor, Strategic Investment Group

    Member of the Audit and Compensation Committees

  • Robert Charles Clark -

    Robert Charles Clark

    Harvard University Distinguished Service Professor, Harvard Law School

    Vice Chairman of the Governance Committee and member of the Audit Committee

  • Leonard S. Coleman, Jr. -

    Leonard S. Coleman, Jr.

    Former Senior Advisor, Major League Baseball & Former Chairman, Arena Co.

    Lead Independent Director, Chairman of the Executive Committee and member of the Compensation and Governance Committees

  • Susan S. Denison -

    Susan S. Denison

    Former Partner, Cook Associates

    Chairman of the Compensation Committee and member of the Governance Committee

  • Michael A. Henning -

    Michael A. Henning

    Former Deputy Chairman, Ernst & Young

    Vice Chairman of the Audit Committee and member of the Compensation Committee

  • Debbie J. Kissire -

    Debbie J. Kissire

    Former Vice Chair and Regional Managing Partner, Ernst & Young

    Member of the Audit Committee

  • John R. Murphy -

    John R. Murphy

    Former Trustee, National Geographic Society

    Chairman of the Audit Committee and member of the Finance and Executive Committees

  • John R. Purcell -

    John R. Purcell

    Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Grenadier Associates Ltd.

    Chairman of the Governance Committee and member of the Finance and Executive Committees

  • Linda Johnson Rice -

    Linda Johnson Rice

    Chairman, Johnson Publishing Company Inc.

    Member of the Finance and Governance Committees

  • John D. Wren -

    John D. Wren

    President and Chief Executive Officer of Omnicom