Vaishali Sarkar, the CEO of Wunderman Thompson Indonesia, has been appointed as the President of Wunderman Thompson Canada.
She joined the company in 2020 and guided the agency through the merger of JWT, Wunderman, and Mirum. Despite the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, she led the agency remotely for her first two years and secured major clients like Danone Aqua, Perfetti Van Melle, Nestle’s KitKat, and Purina.
Before joining Wunderman Thompson, Vaishali had a 28 year long stint at Ogilvy in various Asian locations, including Bangalore, New Delhi, and Indonesia. In September 2017, Vaishali joined BBDO Indonesia as CEO. After a year at BBDO, she had to take a corporate break due to pressing personal reasons.
In her new role as President of Wunderman Thompson Canada, she will oversee the agency’s operations in Toronto and Montreal, working with clients such as HSBC, Microsoft, and automotive brands.
Vaishali Sarkar will assume her new position in June, and the agency will soon announce her successor in Indonesia.