Richard Hytner is Deputy Chairman of the celebrated creative business Saatchi & Saatchi Worldwide. He has been an Executive Fellow of London Business School since 2007 and was appointed Adjunct Associate Professor of Marketing in 2011 and recently promoted.
He received his MA and LL.M in Law from Cambridge University. After graduating as a Sloan Fellow from London Business School, he joined Saatchi & Saatchi in 2003 as Chairman & CEO for Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Prior to that, he had been UK CEO and Chairman of Publicis, and Chairman of the UK's consumer consultancy, The Henley Centre.
At London Business School, he teaches on both degree and Executive Education programmes; and continues to work closely with the Dean to develop and embed the School's new vision and values as well as its next phase of change.
In his role on the Saatchi & Saatchi Worldwide Executive Board – and for its parent company Publicis Groupe – Hytner’s work encompasses purposing; innovative value creation; business creativity; and filling the world with Lovemarks (brands and organisations that earn their stakeholders’ loyalty beyond reason). For five years he has driven Saatchi & Saatchi's programme of continuous transformation as the Lovemarks Company, working with leadership teams and clients across the world to accelerate transformational performance.
Outside of his work for Saatchi & Saatchi, Hytner chairs Planting Promise, a sustainable educational enterprise in Sierra Leone; he is also a Trustee of the British Heart Foundation, and Chairman of its £50 million Mending Broken Hearts Appeal.
He is a literature, theatre and film enthusiast and an avid, lifetime Manchester United supporter, founding the Manchester United Supporters Trust. His first book, Consiglieri: Leading From the Shadows is a celebration of the craft of leadership as practiced by deputies, lieutenants, advisors, and counsellors. It was published in 2014 and was shortlisted by The Guardian as a Best Book of the Year.