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Wunderman Thompson Singapore promotes Nimesh Desai to CEO – hires Sharon Fernandes to lead growth

Nimesh Desai has been promoted to CEO at Wunderman Thompson Singapore and Sharon Fernandes has moved from Mirum Singapore to the newly created role of chief client and growth officer at the agency.

A veteran at Wunderman, Desai has been with the agency for over 15 years and was named chief operating officer in January 2018.

Fernandes was most recently general manager at Mirum Singapore. Her previous experience includes stints with JWT agency HealthWallace Asia and SapientNitro.

Commenting on the appointments, Wunderman Thompson APAC chief executive officer Annette Male said: “Singapore is not only a key market in its own right, but also an integral hub within the region and globally.

“Nimesh has a track record of strong client partnerships and organic year-on-year growth. Sharon has proven success in delivering award-winning, experience-led solutions. Together, they are integral to the success of our wider leadership team across creative, data and technology.”

Desai added: “Forming Wunderman Thompson Singapore has brought together the finest talent across creative, data and technology.  The resulting ability to create & deliver meaningful customer experiences for our brands has received an immediate positive response from our existing clients and has already resulted in three significant new business wins in the last 60 days. 

“Inspiring our people to drive business growth for our clients is my number one priority.”

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