WT Indonesia LEADERS Vaishali Sarkar

Vaishali Sarkar

CEO

Office

  • Jakarta

Vaishali has largely been a single agency person. She completed 28 years at Ogilvy in 2017. ​

The first 16 years were at Ogilvy India and then 12 years at Ogilvy Indonesia. She came in as Country Head of OgilvyOne, and then set up Soho Square, Ogilvy’s second agency, which she ran for 4 years. ​

In 2015, she was promoted to Managing Director, Ogilvy Advertising, a role she played till August 2017. ​

Vaishali has led teams that have won 2 Gold Echo awards, 3 Cannes Lions and she was also the winner of the prestigious David Ogilvy Award for excellence within the Ogilvy network. ​

In September 2017, Vaishali joined BBDO Indonesia as CEO. After a year at BBDO, she had to take a corporate break due to pressing personal reasons.

In January, 2020, Vaishali joined Wunderman Thompson Indonesia as CEO.​

​During her career, Vaishali has led clients like Nestle, Unilever and Coca-Cola managing multi-brand and multi-channel portfolios. Working on Social awareness projects for Unicef, Save the Children and USAID have added a richer meaning to her career. ​

Her strength lies in leading strong senior client relationships and creating highly motivated and effective teams. Both have been key to delivering enviable business results. ​

Vaishali believes creativity is at the heart of everything we do. She experiments in the kitchen, does a lot of handicrafts and is a voracious reader, attempting autobiographical writing occasionally. Competitive Tennis and solo swims are her sporting forays.​