Watch Maurice Lévy announce Arthur Sadoun as his successor

He has a "strong vision for the future" and "I place my every confidence in him," says Lévy.

In a video accompanying Thursday's announcement that Publicis Communications CEO Arthur Sadoun will succeed Maurice Lévy as Publicis Groupe Chairman and CEO June 1, Lévy called Sadoun "first and foremost a client man."

He has a "strong vision for the future" and "I place my every confidence in him," Lévy continued.

Lévy also waxed nostalgic about his career and Publicis Groupe's growth during his tenure.

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