Andrew Benett

Global CEO, Arnold Worldwide; Chief Strategy Officer, Havas Worldwide

Andrew Bennett is Global CEO of Arnold Worldwide, which represents some of the world’s most renowned brands, including The Hershey Company, Jack Daniel’s, McDonald’s, New Balance, Ocean Spray and Volvo. Bennett leads Arnold's 1,200 employees across the network’s 15 offices. 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. He has a unique understanding of marketing gained through work on the client side, in consulting and for global communications agencies.
As Global Chief Strategy Officer of Havas Worldwide, Bennett develops, communicates and executes strategic initiatives for the holding company’s agencies and clients.

Before joining Arnold Worldwide, Bennett was Co-CEO of Euro RSCG New York and Global Chief Strategy Officer of Euro RSCG Worldwide. As Co-CEO, he achieved double-digit revenue growth and was responsible for running the flagship office, managing a staff of 500 employees and billings of over $2 billion. He also co-led the seamless integration of the digital/CRM agency, resulting in one of the largest and fastest-growing fully integrated agencies in North America. Bennett joined Euro RSCG Worldwide in 2004 as Global Chief Strategy Officer, responsible for 250 strategic planners across 233 offices.

Prior to joining Euro RSCG, Bennett was EVP, Executive Director, Strategy and Innovation, at FutureBrand. He began his advertising career at McCann-Erickson in strategic planning.

Throughout his career, Bennett has received some of the industry’s most esteemed honors. He has been selected for Crain’s New York Business’s “40 Under 40” (2009) and Boston Business Journal’s “40 Under 40” (2010). 

Outside of work, he sits on the Board of Directors of Make-A-Wish Foundation International. He is also co-author of two marketing books, Consumed: Rethinking Business in the Era of Mindful Spending and Good for Business. Bennett is a graduate of Georgetown University’s College of Arts and Sciences. He is married and has two young sons.

Last Updated: 2010