Verra Budimlija

Chief Strategy Officer , Wavemaker

A dominant figure in the UK communications industry, Verra kicked off her career in some of London’s most successful advertising agencies including M&C Saatchi, Leo Burnett and Sapient Nitro where she worked on blue chip clients including Kellogg’s, NatWest, Sainsbury’s and Sky.

In 2014 she joined MEC (which merged with Maxus to form Wavemaker in 2018), and since then she has successfully diversified the type of award winning work the agency produces for clients, resulting in numerous APG Creative Planning Awards and multiple other creative awards including Effies, Campaign Media Awards, Media Week awards and the first D&AD Pencil awarded to a media agency.

Verra Budimljja has been Chief Strategy Officer of Wavemaker since its inception in January 2018 and during that time she has revolutionised our approach to buying, planning and creating media.