Singapore-based iProspect global president Ruth Stubbs takes senior role at Wavemaker

The Singapore-based global president of iProspect, Ruth Stubbs, is leaving the agency to lead the EMEA operations of Wavemaker.

Stubbs has held the role since October 2016 having spent nearly six years as iProspect’s APAC chief executive.

She will join WPP’s Wavemaker in early 2020 as London-based chief executive of Europe, Middle East and Africa.

DAN Media and Performance and Global Client chief executive Peter Huijboom confirmed that Stubbs will step down and relocate her family to Western Europe.

“Under her leadership, iProspect recognised several global client wins as well as the strategic integration of multiple acquisitions expanding both the footprint and product capabilities of iProspect,” he said.

‘We thank Ruth for her leadership over the past nine years. She leaves iProspect as a vibrant global brand that will continue to play a critical role in our strategic growth. We wish her all the best in her future endeavours.”

Prior to joining iProspect in 2011, Stubbs spent just over a year as Mediabrands APAC president following a four year stint as CEO of GroupM Interaction APAC.

Wavemaker chief executive Toby Jenner said:“Ruth’s reputation precedes her. Her track record of building world-class agencies is exceptional, she’s a proven client and business leader, and her knowledge and expertise of precision marketing will be invaluable as we continue to evolve our capabilities across the EMEA region. I’m really looking forward to partnering with her and bringing the breadth and depth of our capabilities to our clients, both current and new.”

Stubbs described it as a “great opportunity”.

“I’m relishing the challenge of steering the agency forward into a new era,” she said. “Wavemaker is one of the world’s biggest media agencies, full of smart, talented people, and I’m looking forward to being part of it.”


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