Wunderman Thompson says that, with enviable experience across various roles, Ralebitso has excelled as an entrepreneur, marketer and agency manager.
Ralebitso will work with Murphy and the Wunderman Thompson board to guide the strategic growth of the agency and steward its transformation plan.
Ralebitso was the group chairperson of FCB South Africa. Previously, he worked at Old Mutual as marketing communications and corporate affairs director on its emerging markets exco.
He was also the managing executive for Absa private bank. Ralebitso served as a member of the Absa retail bank exco and Absa wealth steering committee, as well as chairperson of The Jupiter Drawing Room during its significant growth phase between 2006 and 2008.
Currently, he is the founder and chairperson of Itataise Investments and co-founder and CEO of Ralco Investments. Ralco is one of the anchor investors in Vulatel, a leading fibre and telecoms company.
Murphy says, "Ralebitso is one of our industry's leading lights. It is such an honour to have him as a sounding board, partner and friend. His appointment demonstrates our commitment to being a growth partner for our clients. He will also help us lead the charge of real transformation in the South African marketing community."
"I'm thrilled to be joining the Wunderman Thompson team," says Ralebitso. "The agency is uniquely positioned as South Africa's leading tech-enabled integrated agency with creativity and innovation at its core."
"Murphy has quickly injected energy that colleagues and clients are embracing. Together we are looking to achieve real growth for our clients, our colleagues and our business that focus on an entirely transformed South African business," he concludes.
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