2023 Creative LIAisons Coaches

Jean-Francois Thery

Head of Growth
Publicis Communications
, Singapore

JF, the Head of Growth at Publicis Communications, drives new business, partnerships, and vertical growth for the Groupe across Southeast Asia (SEA). He is also a founding member of Publicis Play, a new capability that helps clients realize their go-to-market ambitions in Gaming and the Metaverse.

Before joining Publicis, JF served as the Managing Director and Head of Growth at Ultrasupernew, where he played a pivotal role in launching the agency's brand in Singapore and expanding the client portfolio across the region, including renowned brands like Google, Unilever, UberEats, and Pernod Ricard.-00-

With a diverse cross-functional background spanning account management, operations, strategy, and growth, and deep expertise across FMCG, Emerging Tech, and Digital, JF leverages his exceptional skills to identify cross-channel opportunities and provide solutions that unlock platform growth for his clients.

Outside of work, JF has a deep passion for the great outdoors. He enjoys snowboarding, diving, and spending time in nature to reconnect. He believes in balancing his outdoor adventures with a healthy dose of gaming, allowing him to find harmony between his adventurous spirit and his love for technology.

JF is also an active speaker and thought leader, contributing insights and expertise around topics like Web 3.0, the Metaverse, its social impact potential, and new models of commerce. He dreams of 'Ready Player One' becoming a reality in his lifetime.