Saatchi boss Kevin Roberts resigns


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Image caption Mr Roberts was born and educated in Lancaster, England

Embattled Saatchi and Saatchi executive director Kevin Roberts has resigned following a gender discrimination row.

In a brief statement, the company’s parent group, Publicis, said he would step down in September.

Mr Roberts had been placed on leave for saying he did not think the lack of women in leadership roles was “a problem” in the advertising industry.

The head of Publicis, Maurice Levy, had condemned the comments.

Mr Levy said the remarks were contrary to the company’s ethos of “Vive la Difference”.

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