Merissa Himraj has been appointed as Managing Director of Wavemaker South Africa while Toni Jeftha has been promoted to Head of Digital Delivery.
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.
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. We are 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, Jeftha will be responsible for training and managing the digital planning team, driving efficiencies within the team, and enhancing the digital team’s output.