Tarun Rai, Chairman and Group CEO, Wunderman Thompson, South Asia will become Executive Director, Strategic Initiatives, APAC, effective January 1, 2022.
In a press release, Wunderman Thompson stated, “Previously with JWT, Rai returned to the agency in 2015 after a long stint in media, and quickly put the company back on an aggressive growth path. He diversified the organization’s capabilities to better serve clients, many of whom have been partners for a long time and remain so. He built an excellent leadership team and has fostered a culture of collaboration across the various group companies.”
Rai commented, “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 expanded geography.”
“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,” added Ewen Sturgeon, CEO, International, Wunderman Thompson.
Rai will report directly to Ewen Sturgeon, CEO, International of Wunderman Thompson. Details on Rai’s successor will be announced shortly.