Wunderman Thompson South Asia has announced that Vijay Jacob has been elevated to Managing Partner, East and South, Wunderman Thompson India. Prior to taking on his new role, Jacob was Senior Vice President & Managing Partner, Wunderman Thompson Kolkata.
In the South region, Jacob has managed key businesses and held leadership roles in agencies based in Bangalore and Chennai. He has also partnered with clients such as Britannia, ITC Foods, 3M, UB, TVS Motors and gained experience in FMCG Sales & Marketing experience during his time with Eveready. The agency believes that Jacob’s knowledge and understanding of the South market will give an impetus to Wunderman Thompson India’s growth strategy in the South.
Commenting on Vijay’s new appointment, Shams Jasani, CEO at Wunderman Thompson South Asia, commented, “The South market is very important to us, and Vijay’s appointment comes at a time when we want to spearhead the next phase of growth. We have a very clear focus on new business and key clients including oversight of client retention and business development, nurturing the teams of talent, and driving innovation and growth for our clients and our capabilities. With Vijay’s proven track record of always being able to meet the ever-changing needs of clients and building strong and happy teams, we are convinced that he will be able to drive positive impact for our clients and their businesses and help fuel our growth ambition.”
Upon being elevated as Head of East and South, Wunderman Thompson, India, Jacob, said, “I am looking forward to taking on this new role at Wunderman Thompson India and further pave the way for the organization to greater success. The South market holds immense potential for delivering transformational work that builds on Wunderman Thompson South Asia’s capabilities in creative, data, tech, and commerce. I look forward to collaborating with our experienced team to deliver tailored solutions to ensure growth for our clients and make the south market the growth engine for our company.”
Vijay will assume his new role commencing June. He will continue to report to Shams Jasani.