WeWork names four men to executive roles

Christian Wylonis

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WeWork's Chairman Marcelo Claure announced four new executives during an all-staff meeting on Friday morning after major layoffs on Thursday. Most notably, Maurice Levy, the 77-year-old former CEO and current Chairman of Publicis Groupe, was named as Interim Chief Marketing and Communications Officer. In addition to the Levy appointment, Mike Bucy from SoftBank, will be chief transformation officer, Ralf Wenzel, also from SoftBank, will be chief product and experience officer, and Matt Jahansouz was promoted to chief people officer. WeWork’s co-CEOs, Artie Minson and Sebastian Gunningham, would remain in their roles. Claure said that, in the future, WeWork would add more women to the executive team and its all-male board.

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