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Merissa Himraj appointed as managing director of Wavemaker South Africa

Wavemaker South Africa is delighted to announce the appointment of its new managing director, Merissa Himraj.
Merissa Himraj, managing director, Wavemaker South Africa
Merissa Himraj, managing director, Wavemaker South Africa

Himraj first joined Wavemaker in August 2014 as a business unit manager, before taking on the role of chief strategy officer in January 2019. She started serving on the executive committee of Wavemaker’s parent company, GroupM in April 2020 and has contributed enormously towards the growth of the agency and its people.

As a managing director, Himraj is responsible of directing and controlling all business operations and giving strategic guidance and direction to the board to ensure that the company achieves its financial vision, mission, and long-term goals.

“Himraj is a phenomenal leader bringing a wealth of expertise in media and advertising. We are delighted to work with Himraj as we continue to take the agency to greater heights," said Lwandile Qokweni, CEO of Wavemaker South Africa.

Toni Jeftha, Head of Digital Delivery
Toni Jeftha, Head of Digital Delivery

Toni Jeftha promoted to head of digital delivery at Wavemaker South Africa

Toni Jeftha joined Wavemaker South Africa in March 2020 as the digital implementation planner working on the Netflix and Huawei account. Before joining Wavemaker, Jeftha was working at Mindshare for two and half years as a digital strategic planner.

“Jeftha’s contribution thus far has been phenomenal, and we can't wait to see how she continues to enhance the delivery of our digital offering. Really stoked to have her as part of our digital leadership team," said Shaun Frazao, head of digital at Wavemaker South Africa.

In her new role as head of digital delivery, Jeftha will be responsible for training and managing the digital planning team, driving efficiencies within the team, and enhancing the digital team’s output.



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