Grey Group Thailand hires Duo Presidents of Bangkok Art Directors’ Association

6 May, 2011

SINGAPORE — Grey Group Thailand has appointed industry veterans and Duo Presidents of Bangkok Art Directors’ Association Suvit Jaturiyasajagul and Wichit Jiamsirikarn as Executive Creative Directors. The pair will report to Pattaraporn Wongmesak, Country Manager, Grey Group Thailand, and work closely with Ali Shabaz, Chief Creative Officer, Grey Group Singapore, Indonesia and Thailand.

Wongmesak said, “The appointment of Suvit and Wichit reinforces our commitment to deliver Famously Effective communications for our clients. Both gentlemen are highly awarded and well respected in the industry, and come with vast experience from various industries, encompassing local, regional and global markets, having worked with clients such as Procter & Gamble, L’Oréal, Unilever, Johnson & Johnson, Nestlé, Coca-Cola, BMW, Lexus, Esso and DTAC.”

Shabaz said, “The solid combination of skills, passion and experience of both Suvit and Wichit will add value to Grey Group Asia Pacific’s creative product. I am certain they will make a significant difference to the office’s creative goals and raise the bar on Grey Group Thailand’s work for its clients.”

Jaturiyasajagul and Jiamsirikarn will oversee creative duties across Grey Group Thailand’s roster of clients which include leading companies Procter & Gamble, GlaxoSmithKline, Sara Lee, AXA, Bausch & Lomb, Emirates, Disposable Soft Goods, Rottapharm, Whizdom Condominium, 304 Industrial Park, FOX International Channels and Siam Park City.

Jaturiyasajagul said, “I am absolutely delighted to be returning to Grey Group Thailand as I have fond memories of winning my first Cannes Lion there. The agency has witnessed accelerated growth particularly with recent wins and I believe that they are on track to achieving greater results. I look forward to working with the team to do even better work in years to come.”

Jiamsirikarn said, “I am looking forward to working with Grey Group Thailand and collaborating with some of the industry’s best talents in the network. I am excited to take up the challenge and be a part of the team to achieve excellent results for both the agency and its stable of clients.”

In their ten years of creative partnership, the duo has developed several path-breaking campaigns. Their metal tally includes a slew of international and regional awards at Cannes Lions, London International Awards, CLIO, New York Festivals, Adfest and Spikes Asia. Local achievements include wins at Adman Awards and Bangkok Art Directors’ Association Awards.

Jaturiyasajagul and Jiamsirikarn have also established a name for themselves in the creative industry through their participation as judges at award shows such as Cannes Lions, Adfest, Adman Awards and Bangkok Art Directors’ Awards. In addition, their role in leading the Bangkok Art Directors’ Association seals their efforts to contribute to the local creative scene.

Prior to joining Grey Group Thailand, Jaturiyasajagul and Jiamsirikarn’s previously held positions include Executive Creative Director at Spa-Hakuhodo, Creative Director at McCann Erickson as well as Associate Creative Director at Creative Juice/G1, all based in Thailand.

This latest appointment reiterates the strong focus of Nirvik Singh, Chairman & CEO, Grey Group Asia Pacific, to raise the creative mettle of the network. Last year, Singh made numerous strategic appointments region-wide, resulting in top creative minds joining the agency across markets including Singapore, Indonesia, China and India.

About Grey Group
Grey Group ranks among the largest global communications companies and its total offering includes Grey (advertising) and G2 (brand activation). Its parent company is WPP (NASDAQ: WPPGY). “Famously Effective Since 1917”, Grey Group serves a blue chip client roster of many of the world’s best known companies. Grey Group is represented in 96 countries, with 432 offices operating in 154 cities. In the Asia Pacific region, Grey Group covers 16 countries and is present in 28 cities. For more information about Grey Group Asia Pacific, visit  

Media Contacts
Candie Chiong
Vice President, Marketing & Corporate Communications
Grey Group Asia Pacific
Direct Line: +65 6511 7610
Mobile: +65 9697 3620

Geraldine Wong
Senior Manager, Corporate Communications
Grey Group Asia Pacific
Direct Line: +65 6511 7621
Mobile: +65 9168 2278

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