Andrew Benett

Andrew is the Global President of Havas Worldwide, where he has the responsibility for leading the day-to-day management of the global network. As Chief Strategy Officer of Havas Creative Group, Andrew develops and executes strategic initiatives for the holding company and for its clients.
Prior to this, Andrew spent three years as the Global CEO of Arnold Worldwide, leading the network’s 17 offices in 14 countries. Andrew and his team grew Arnold Worldwide by more than 30% in that time, winning and growing relationships, and dramatically enhancing the agency’s digital capabilities. In 2010 the agency was named Comeback Agency of the Year by Ad Age, and in 2011 named to Ad Age\'s Agency A-List.
Andrew joined Havas Worldwide, then known as Euro RSCG Worldwide, in 2004 as Global Chief Strategy Officer. In 2007 he was named Co-CEO of Euro RSCG NY. Prior to joining Euro RSCG, Andrew was EVP, Executive Director, Strategy and Innovation, at FutureBrand.
His career in marketing spans nearly two decades and includes hands-on experience in almost every marketing discipline and across multiple product and service categories. Andrew has a unique understanding of marketing gained through work on the client side, in consulting and for global communications agencies.
Andrew has received some of the industry’s most esteemed honors. He has been inducted into the AAF’s Advertising Hall of Achievement, honoring innovators under the age of 40 (2010), Boston Business Journal’s “40 Under 40” (2010) and Crain’s New York Business’s “40 Under 40” (2009). Andrew is a frequent contributor to the Financial Times, Brandweek, CNBC and CNN, and speaks regularly on the topics of corporate branding, CSR, marketing innovation, and talent. He is also co-author of three marketing books, Consumed: Rethinking Business in the Era of Mindful Spending; Good for Business: The Rise of the Conscious Corporation; and The Talent Mandate: Why Smart Companies Put People First, published in 2013.
Outside of work, Andrew sits on the National Advisory Council of the Make-A-Wish Foundation, the Board of Overseers of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, The College Board of Advisors at Georgetown University and is a Director-at-Large for the 4As (the American Association of Advertising Agencies). Andrew is a member of the 2012 class of Henry Crown Fellows at the Aspen Institute and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.
He is a graduate of Georgetown University’s College of Arts and Sciences and is married with three young sons.