Wannee Ruttanaphon

Chairman IPG Mediabrands

Wannee Ruttanaphon

Chairman IPG Mediabrands

Academic Qualification:

  • Bachelor of Arts majoring in Advertising (with honours) from Texas Tech University, USA

Work Experiences:

  • 2008-Present IPG Mediabrands, Chairman

  • Business responsible for:

  • Initiative, UM and BPN, all are communication planning-buying agencies.

  • Magna Global, negotiation and trading unit of IPG Mediabrands.

  • IPGMB Consulting, brand consultancy and research services.

  • Ensemble; content, social, activation, PR.

  • IPGMB Digital, all about digital.

  • Reprise, performance agency:

  • 2006-2007 Initiative Ltd., Chairman

  • 2000-2005 Initiative Media Ltd., Managing Director

  • 1997-2000 Lintas Thailand Ltd., Executive Vice President on Media Planning

  • 1988-1996 Lintas Thailand Ltd., Associate Director on Media Planning

  • 1985-1987 Amex & Grey Advertising, Account Group Director

  • 1980-1984 Hoechst Thai Co. Ltd., Brand Manager

  • 1976-1979 SSC&B : Lintas Thailand Ltd., Media Planner, Account Executive


  • 2018-Present President of Media Research Development Association (Thailand)

  • 2015-2018 Vice president of Media Research Development Association (Thailand)

  • 2012-2016 President of Media Agency Association of Thailand

  • 2013 Selected as one of “Agency Innovators” by UK’s The Internationalist

  • 2012 Selected as one of the “Top 25 Women CEO” by Krungthep Turakij

  • 2006 “Boss of the Year” from Boss magazine, voted by reporters

  • 2004 to 2006 “Agency of the Year” from Initiative AP network for outstanding business performance