Wunderman Thompson Indonesia CEO Vaishali Sarkar has been appointed President of Wunderman Thompson Canada.
Since joining Wunderman Thompson Indonesia in 2020, Vaishali has led the company through the JWT, Wunderman and Mirum merger. Shortly after her start date when the COVID-19 pandemic hit, she led the agency remotely for her first two years. During that time, she landed and led Danone Aqua, Indonesia’s biggest water brand, followed by a series of New Business Wins including Perfetti Van Melle, Nestle’s KitKat and Purina.
Prior to Wunderman Thompson, Vaishali spent much of her 30+ year career at Ogilvy throughout Asia, with offices in Bangalore, New Delhi and later, Indonesia. She was also previousl CEO at BBDO Indonesia
“Wunderman Thompson North America’s creative reputation is strong, and some amazing work is originating in Canada,” said Sarkar.
“I look forward to helping our clients and talent in Canada expand and grow to be the best they can be.”
Vaishali’s appointment as President of Wunderman Thompson Canada will see her lead the Toronto and Montreal offices, with clients including HSBC, Microsoft, and automotive brands.
Audrey Melofchik, CEO, Wunderman Thompson North America added: “Vaishali is a proven leader in our network who has been at home at WPP agencies for the majority of her career and is deeply familiar with many of the same brands we share as clients. She’s known to be an open leader with a heart for her team and a mind for setting up agencies and clients for success.”
Vaishali Sarkar will begin the new role in June with her Indonesia successor will be announced shortly the agency said.