Wavemaker Thailand Appoints Rathakorn Surbsuk Managing Director – Christina Vacharanetr Named MD GroupM Corporate Development
GroupM Thailand, the media investment group of WPP today announced the appointment of Rathakorn Surbsuk as Managing Director of Wavemaker.
Surbsuk is a 20-year GroupM veteran who has spent the last nine years as Chief Investment Officer for GroupM Thailand. Previously, he served as Head of Exchange and Trading for Mindshare Thailand from 2007 to 2009.
“I am delighted to welcome Rathakorn to Wavemaker,” said Rose Huskey, Wavemaker’s CEO – Southeast Asia on the appointment. “Rathakorn’s deep experience in strategic planning and strong relationships with media owners and clients will provide an advantage to Wavemaker in ensuring that investments are maximized and optimized. Also, I would like to take this opportunity to thank Christina for the successful formation of Wavemaker in 2018 and continued operations in 2019. We congratulate her on the new role in GroupM.”
Christina Vacharanetr, Managing Director of Wavemaker Thailand since the MEC-Maxus merger in 2018, will be appointed as Managing Director – Corporate Development. She will be reporting directly to GroupM Thailand CEOs Niklas Stalberg and Siwat Chawareewong.
In her new role, Vacharanetr will lead strategic growth projects for the group. Additionally, she will be responsible for expanding GroupM’s client base.
“Christina’s has during her 20 years with the Group worked for four different agencies and that experience is a great asset for our clients as she moves into the new GroupM role,” said Niklas Stalberg, CEO of GroupM Thailand.