Wavemaker Thailand Taps Christopher Orcutt as Managing Director

He replaces former MD, Rathakorn Surbsuk who joins GroupM Nexus as Head of Finecast in Indonesia, Thailand and Vietnam.

 

Following a stint of more than three years leading Wavemaker Thailand, Rathakorn Surbsuk move within the GroupM network to the role of Head of Finecast – GroupM Nexus’ addressable TV solution – tasked with overseeing operations in Indonesia, Thailand, and Vietnam.

Stepping into Surbsuk’s role is Christopher Orcutt, who has been named the new Managing Director of Wavemaker Thailand.

Orcutt was previously the Head of Strategy at Wavemaker Thailand and part of the market’s senior management team, Christopher was responsible for leading the local team in strategic and planning practices since early 2021 working with the agency’s portfolio of clients in Thailand that includes L’Oréal, Colgate-Palmolive, and Huawei.


 

“These changes reflect our ongoing efforts to ensure that we have the best possible leadership in place to propel our organisation forward,” said Rose Huskey, Chief Client Officer, Wavemaker Asia-Pacific.

“I would like to congratulate both Peck and Christopher on their new roles and wish them continued success.”

Himanshu Shekhar, CEO of GroupM Southeast Asia added, “Christopher’s strategic insights and deep understanding of the market puts him in good stead to continue elevating the agency’s performance and steer the team towards delivering exceptional services for our clients.”

Shekhar additionally expressed his thanks for Surbsuk’s work.


 

“I would also like to congratulate Rathakorn on his new role as Head of Finecast for Indonesia, Thailand, and Vietnam.

Over the years, Rathakorn has consistently delivered exceptional results for Wavemaker Thailand, and I have no doubt that he will further unlock the power of GroupM’s addressable TV solution to create new growth opportunities for our clients.”

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