As Chief Operating Officer, Maria Tudor is tasked to oversee Publicis Groupe CEE regional operations, strategy and its implementation, business development, product, partnerships and lead the region’s biggest and fastest growing practices including media, content, and commerce.
With over 2 decades of experience in the communication industry, Maria started her career as an engineer in computer science before discovering that her passion lies in communication.
She got her first start in communication at Saatchi & Saatchi before moving on to launch Zenith Romania in 2000 and subsequently leading it to become the top media agency in Romania.
A respected figure in the industry, she was recognized with multiple awards including Excellence in Media Operations award from IAA and the Personality of the Year in Marketing and Communication in Romania.
When Publicis Groupe acquired Zenith Romania in 2013, Maria moved from an entrepreneur to being a part of the Groupe where she went on to be a part of Publicis One in 2017.
In this time, she fully embraced and championed the Power of One model and played a lead role in elevating the Groupe’s media offerings across the region and was instrumental in acquiring major businesses for CEE team and successfully managing several key clients in the region.