Alexis Nasard, chief executive of Kantar, has resigned after four months in the post, with the company saying both sides mutually decided he was not the right ‘long-term fit’.
A statement from Kantar said that after ‘a period of discussion with the board’, Nasard decided to step down effective immediately.
Ian Griffiths, deputy chief executive and interim leader of Kantar before Nasard joined, will lead the company until a replacement chief executive is appointed. Nasard will be available until 1st July to help the transition to new leadership.
Nasard joined Kantar on 30th December, replacing Eric Salama, who departed Kantar in February 2020 following WPP’s sale of 60% of the company to private equity firm Bain Capital in December 2019.
Before joining Kantar, Nasard was at Bata, which he led from 2016 until 2020, and prior to that was at Heineken in various roles such as president of Western Europe Business and global chief marketing officer.