Laura Desmond

Media Entrepreneur

The former Starcom Mediavest CEO shares lessons learnt leading one of the biggest media networks in the world

29th June 2017

Laura Desmond is a media entrepreneur, board member of Adobe Systems Inc. and former CEO of Starcom Mediavest, one of the largest media networks in the world. In 2008 she became their youngest CEO, billing $26 billion a year, and doubling the size of the business to 8,000 employees in 110 locations. In this in-depth interview, she shares lessons learnt from over 30 years at the top; including candid advice from Sheryl Sandberg, and why her early career in Latin America was instrumental to her later success.