President & CEO, J. Walter Thompson / J. Walter Thompson Canada
With Susan Kim-Kirkland, J. Walter Thompson Canada has found a dynamic leader with a distinct vision for the future. Tasked with leading the overall management and strategic direction of J. Walter Thompson’s offices in the region, she has championed a way of working that marries J. Walter Thompson’s historic strengths with the speed and innovation of retail culture. Prior to her appointment as CEO, Susan was Executive Vice President, Managing Director of J. Walter Thompson Canada, most recently leading the agency’s Walmart business. She previously held agency positions in senior account management and strategic planning at Leo Burnett and Lowe Roche, was Marketing Director at Kellogg Canada, and ran her own boutique agency.