GroupM media shop Wavemaker opened for business earlier this month in five countries in the Asia Pacific region – China, Indonesia, Philippines, Singapore and Vietnam.
Wavemaker China comprises a team of 800 across four offices in Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Nanjing, and will be led by CEO Gordon Domlija.
Managing Director Ajay Gupte will lead
Wavemaker Indonesia in Jakarta with his team of 140. Wavemaker Philippines will be headed by CEO Malu Vasallo in Manila with a team of over 150 staff.
Wavemaker Singapore will open with a team of 60 led by Managing Director Desh Balakrishnan. Rose Huskey will be leading the Global Client Solutions hub, also based in Singapore. Managing Director Arup Bansal will be leading his team of 85 staff for Wavemaker Vietnam, Ho Chi Minh City.
Wavemaker will have offices in 90 countries with over 8,500 employees. Major global clients include L’Oréal, Vodafone, Marriott, Colgate-Palmolive and Paramount.