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Wavemaker Thailand appoints Christopher Orcutt as new Managing Director

Former MD, Rathakorn Surbsuk, joins GroupM Nexus as Head of Finecast in Indonesia, Thailand and Vietnam.

After more than three years leading Wavemaker Thailand, Rathakorn Surbsuk will be crossing over within the GroupM network to assume the role of Head of Finecast – GroupM Nexus’ addressable TV solution – overseeing operations in Indonesia, Thailand, and Vietnam.

Effective immediately, Christopher Orcutt has been named the new Managing Director of Wavemaker Thailand. Previously the Head of Strategy at Wavemaker Thailand and part of the market’s senior management team, Christopher was responsible for leading the local team in strategic and planning practices since early 2021 – harnessing the agency’s Provocative Planning approach to create new growth opportunities across Wavemaker’s portfolio in Thailand such as L’Oréal, Colgate-Palmolive, Huawei along with other local accounts.

In his new role, Christopher will focus on driving agency growth, working closely with local, regional and global teams to continue delivering and expanding best-in-class services to a broad spectrum of leading international and local brands.

Christopher has been the Head of Strategy for Wavemaker Thailand for numerous years and has constantly demonstrated an amazing zeal for driving growth through strategy.”

Rose Huskey, Chief Client Officer, Wavemaker Asia-Pacific

Rose continued: “These changes reflect our ongoing efforts to ensure that we have the best possible leadership in place to propel our organisation forward. I would like to congratulate both Peck and Christopher on their new roles and wish them continued success.”

Himanshu Shekhar, CEO of GroupM Southeast Asia said, “Christopher’s strategic insights and deep understanding of the market puts him in good stead to continue elevating the agency’s performance and steer the team towards delivering exceptional services for our clients.” Himanshu added:

I would also like to congratulate Rathakorn on his new role as Head of Finecast for Indonesia, Thailand, and Vietnam. Over the years, Rathakorn has consistently delivered exceptional results for Wavemaker Thailand, and I have no doubt that he will further unlock the power of GroupM’s addressable TV solution to create new growth opportunities for our clients.”

Himanshu Shekhar, CEO, GroupM Southeast Asia

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