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Sir Martin Sorrell on his life, career and the future of the global advertising industry

8 April 2022 in Investing

On 30 March 2022, our CEO David Esfandi met business leader Sir Martin Sorrell for an exclusive webinar.

With an advertising and marketing career spanning decades, Sir Martin is widely regarded as one of the most influential businesspeople ever. He is Founder and Executive Chairman of S4 Capital plc, a digital advertising and marketing services business for global, multinational and millennial-driven influencer brands.

Previously Sir Martin was Founder and CEO of WPP for 33 years, building it from a £1m 'shell' business in 1985 into the world's largest advertising and marketing services company. 

In this webinar, which was available live exclusively for our clients, Sir Martin gave us unique insights into his career, shared some of his life experiences and his viewpoint on the changing landscape of the global advertising and marketing industries - and what the future may hold for both.

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David Esfandi was appointed CEO of Canaccord Genuity Wealth Management Limited in March 2014. He was previously Managing Director of Ashcourt Rowan Asset Management, where he played a key role in restructuring the business and acquired a leading private client team from a large European bank. Prior to that, he spent 10 years with Deutsche Bank, latterly as Director of Proprietary Pan European Equity Investment. He also played a key role in starting the Private Institutional Client business. Mr. Esfandi began his career at Goldman Sachs International as a financial analyst. He holds an MA in PPE from Oxford University.


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