Fabrice Fries started his career in the French Ministry of Finance, and then served as an advisor to Jacques Delors, the President of the European Commission, from 1990 to 1994. In 1995, he joined what was to become Vivendi (at that time CGE) and was subsequently appointed director of strategy and development of the Havas group. In 1998, he was appointed Executive Vice President of Vivendi Universal Publishing. From 2002 onward, he was CEO of Aprovia and Medimedia, companies which resulted from an LBO on these activities. In 2004, he joined a European IT services company, Atos Origin, and was responsible for its global accounts. In September 2006, Fabrice joined Publicis Groupe as General Secretary in charge of HR, Legal and Audit. And in 2008, he was named president of Publicis Consultants | France. Fabrice is a graduate of France's Ecole Normale Supérieure, Institut d'Etudes Politiques and Ecole Nationale d'Administration.