Wunderman Thompson South Asia has announced the elevation of Tarun Rai, as executive director strategic initiatives, Apac.
In his new role, effective from 1 January, 2022, Rai will help accelerate the company’s growth across the many countries of the region.
Currently, he is chairman and group CEO, Wunderman Thompson, South Asia, with details of his successor to be out soon.
Rai will report directly to Ewen Sturgeon, CEO international of Wunderman Thompson.
Sturgeon said, “We would like to thank Tarun for his leadership and efforts as group CEO of South Asia, and are pleased that Tarun will continue his strategic guidance and support for the agency as he moves on to serve as our Apac executive director of strategic initiatives.”
Rai said, “The last seven years have been very exciting and rewarding. The unprecedented changes in these years required nimble leadership. I also had the opportunity to lead the transition to our new company, Wunderman Thompson, which has a powerful mix of creativity and technology. I am extremely proud of our people and of our leadership team for their fantastic work through these years. We partner with some of the best clients in the industry and I value their friendship and support. I now look forward to stepping into my new role in an expanded geography.”
He had his first stint with Wunderman Thompson (formerly JWT) as managing partner in 1989.