Wavemaker Appoints Ondřej Šimůnek as CEO

Wavemaker Czech Republic, one of the leading media agencies on the market, will change the company's management structure. With effect from 1 January, Ondřej Šimůnek will be appointed to the newly established CEO position.

Ondřej Šimůnek has successfully led Wavemaker as its Managing Director since 2015. “We will further expand our strategy based on Wavemaker's strong data knowledge, deep consumer insights and our culture of positive provocation – securing continued growth in a fast-paced marketplace for our clients and our agency,” explains Ondřej Šimůnek.

Jiří Svoboda, GroupM Director, adds to the new set-up: “This is a well-deserved promotion of Ondřej, and I’m confident in his ability to lead Wavemaker to future success. I would also like to thank Daniel Živica who as Chairman CZ&SK, and together with Ondřej, successfully developed the company in the Czech Republic and Slovakia. Daniel will take on a new role within the WPP Group from early January.”

Ondřej Šimůnek started his career in media 17 years ago as Production Manager at Ark Thompson. He also gained experience in Mindshare and MediaVest. He has been with Wavemaker since 2013. In 2015 he was appointed Managing Director of MEC (now Wavemaker). Ondřej is a family man and a notorious sports geek.