JWT nabs new digital strategist from RGA Singapore

J. Walter Thompson Singapore has appointed Riku Vassinen, a seasoned digital strategist with experience across a wide range of sectors, brands and markets, to the role of digital business director.

Vassinen has over 12 years’ experience in digital marketing, including five in Singapore. He joins J. Walter Thompson from RGA Singapore, where he was strategy director, working on Google, Uber, Netflix and several Unilever accounts. Vassinen has also served as senior strategist and Head of Social for N2 in Helsinki, where he worked across the airline, telco and retail space. Prior to that role, he worked at TBWA in Helsinki.

In 2007, Vassinen served as the founding head of Myspace Finland, a point in time when the platform was the largest social networking site in the world.

“We’re thrilled to have Riku on board.  His appointment follows a number of recent hires we’ve made to further strengthen our digital capability and will help accelerate our ambition to deliver client solutions that literally move at the speed of culture,” said J. Walter Thompson Singapore CEO, Peter Womersley.

“JWT Singapore has been on a roll lately and I am excited to join the team. The network has a strong global, regional and local footprint -  and a great capability on storytelling. I am looking forward to help drive digital innovation,” said Vassinen.