In 2010, John Rossant founded the NewCities Foundation because he believes it is imperative that different stakeholders work together to improve the quality of life and work in 21st century global cities. For several years, John was a senior executive at Publicis Groupe, leading the company’s international events operations. As Executive Chairman of Geneva-based PublicisLive, he was responsible for the production of some of the world’s most prestigious international events, such as the World Economic Forum’s Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland. At the request of the President of France in 2010, he also organized and produced the e-G8 Forum in Paris on the future of the Internet. A former journalist, John held several senior editorial positions at Business Week.