Tarun Rai re-designated as chairman and group CEO JWT South Asia

Tarun Rai has been redesignated as chairman and group CEO of J. Walter Thompson South Asia. He was formerly CEO, J Walter Thompson South Asia.

Rai has spent the bulk of his career at J. Walter Thompson returning to the agency as CEO in 2015 after a stint at Worldwide Media.

The announcement:

J. Walter Thompson re-designates Tarun Rai as the chairman & group CEO of J. Walter Thompson South Asia.

Tamara Ingram, global CEO, J. Walter Thompson said “Tarun’s new title accurately reflects his responsibilities. He oversees multiple countries with full-service agencies and digital companies including specialised divisions such as Shopper, Rural, Events, Design, Production and Social. Over the last three years, Tarun has ensured that all of these companies and divisions are integrated seamlessly to deliver the best communication solutions to our clients.”

“Our clients are increasingly asking for integrating their brand communication across various touchpoints and platforms. What puts the JWT group at an advantage is that we have many specialised companies and divisions in the group but a single P&L. This makes us platform agnostic and allows us to focus on only the client and brand communication needs. I am lucky to have extremely talented and capable leaders of our various group companies, divisions and functions,”said Tarun Rai, chairman & group CEO, J Walter Thompson South Asia.

J Walter Thompson Group in South Asia includes India, Sri Lanka and Nepal. It has 3 mainline agencies – J Walter Thompson, Contract and ADK Fortune; 2 digital agencies – Mirum and Hungama Digital Services; Design – Design Sutra; Shopper marketing, events and experiential marketing agency – Geometry Global Encompass India.

Source: J Walter Thompson press release


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