Wunderman New York named Sami Thessman as chief creative officer. He joins the agency from Havas Worldwide where he served as executive creative director. Thessman will lead the United Airlines,
Coca-Cola, E*TRADE and Isle of Capri accounts, partnering with Jamie Gallo, president of Wunderman New York, and working with Lincoln Bjorkman, Wunderman's global chief creative officer. Prior to
joining Havas New York in 2015, Thessman was global executive creative director for TBWA Hong Kong, where he led Infiniti and was a member of TBWA's global Digital Arts Network. Prior to that,
Thessman worked at TBWA Helsinki as executive creative director and a member of the management team. While there, Thessman led Nissan in the Nordics and Baltics and worked with brands including
Asuntomessut, Instrumentarium, Tieto, Turvatiimi and Valio. "Sami is a proven leader able to combine technology, data and storytelling in order to help brands build innovative campaigns, with
particular expertise in the technology and financial sectors," said Gallo. "His entrepreneurial mindset and technology expertise will help our clients push the boundaries of consumer engagement, and
build Wunderman's business."