New managing director at MediaVest Thailand

Somyot Chairat SMG.jpgStarcom MediaVest Group has appointed Somyot Chairat as Managing Director for MediaVest Thailand. With over 20 years of experience in advertising and media communications, Somyot (left) has overseen agency operations, most recently, as Managing Director of Publicis Thailand. Prior, he had managed McCann Worldgroup in Indonesia and Universal McCann Thailand among others.

Throughout his multi-faceted career, Somyot has worked across disciplines including creative, media,   retail, planning, research as well as digital with a host of international and local brands in multiple markets including the aforementioned Indonesia and Thailand plus Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, and Myanmar. 
In his new role as Managing Director of MediaVest in Thailand, Somyot will be charged with the operations and development of a thriving 15 man business unit. He will further lead a number of key accounts in MediaVest Thailand including Heineken as well as a growing number of major new local businesses racked up in the past year.

On Somyot's appointment, Atipol Ithivatana, CEO of Starcom MediaVest Group Thailand, said: "Somyot's track record and clout in the industry in Thailand is unrivalled. He will bring to SMG a wealth of experience, and more importantly, the leadership and guidance that MediaVest and the team there needs for the next stage of its development.

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