NEWS6 April 2016

WPP appoints Seligman as senior independent director

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US — Former Sony executive Nicole Seligman (pictured) has been appointed senior independent director at WPP, with immediate effect. 

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Seligman was appointed a non-executive director of WPP in January 2014. 

She was previously at Sony Corporation of America, which she joined in 2001 as executive vice president and general counsel. She subsequently took on additional roles of general counsel of Sony Corporation, president of Sony Corporation of America and president of the Sony US Entertainment Business. 

Seligman stepped down from her Sony roles at the end of March of this year to ‘pursue other professional interests'.

"Both the WPP Board and the company are privileged to have the services of Nicole Seligman," said WPP chairman Roberto Quarta. "Nicole has proved to be an exemplary non-executive director. She is insightful, thoughtful and extremely accomplished, as well as being an experienced business executive, who brings wisdom, sound judgement and visionary insight to the board.

"The board believes she will be an outstanding senior independent director and all my board colleagues wish her well as she takes on this new responsibility."