Vaishali Sarkar, CEO of Wunderman Thompson and VMLY&R Indonesia has been named president of Wunderman Thompson Canada.
The agency’s local offices in Canada include Toronto and Montreal, with clients including HSBC, Microsoft and automotive brands.
“Vaishali is a proven leader in our network who has been at home at WPP agencies for the majority of her career and is deeply familiar with many of the same brands we share as clients,” said Audrey Melofchik, CEO, Wunderman Thompson.
As CEO of Wunderman Thompson Indonesia, Sarkar led the agency through the Wunderman-JWT merger the COVID-19 pandemic, while also landing and leading Danone Aqua, Indonesia’s biggest water brand and one of Wunderman Thompson Indonesia’s largest brands.
During her tenure the agency also won assignments from Perfetti, Nestle’s KitKat and Purina.
She spent most of her 30+ year career at Ogilvy throughout Asia, serving clients like American Express, Seagram’s, Unilever, Nestle, UNICEF and Johnson & Johnson. Throughout her time at Ogilvy offices in Bangalore, New Delhi and later, Indonesia, she garnered honors including Cannes Lions, Campaign Asia’s Agency of the Year, WARC distinctions and ECHO Awards.
Earlier she served as CEO BBDO Indonesia.