Ipsos has announced that Nathalie Roos will no longer be taking over as CEO, following the emergence of ‘deep discrepancies’ in her discussions with Didier Truchot. Instead, Ipsos MORI CEO Ben Page will take the top job, from November 15th.
The firm said ‘in-depth discussions’ had been taking place between Truchot and former L’Oréal exec Roos since the announcement on 19th July that the group’s co-founder would be stepping back into an Executive Chairman’s role, but that ‘last week, these discussions revealed deep discrepancies between the parties’. Subsequently the Board of Directors of Ipsos SA has decided to appoint Page, who has been CEO of Ipsos MORI in the UK since 2009 and is also one of the country’s best-known pollsters. The Board said he had shown ‘outstanding leadership’ at Ipsos MORI, which has consistently been among the group’s best performers.