FRANCE – Ipsos has named Hamish Munro as chief executive of Asia-Pacific and has appointed Suresh Ramalingam as chief client officer for the region, both effective immediately.
Munro (pictured left) previously spent three years as Ipsos’ global head of interactive services, and has worked at Ipsos since 2013.
Other prior roles held by Munro include chief executive of Australia and New Zealand, chief executive of southeast Asia and chief executive of Asia-Pacific operations, and he has had experience working and living in Australia, Indonesia, Singapore, Hong Kong and Taiwan.
Munro will replace current Ipsos Asia-Pacific chief executive Christophe Cambournac, who will move into a global role with the business.
Ramalingam (pictured right) has taken up his new job after four years as chief executive of Ipsos’ southeast Asian markets.
Before joining Ipsos, Ramalingam was at Nielsen for more than 20 years working in various emerging markets in leadership roles.
His most recent position at Nielsen was managing director of consumer insights across Latin America, Europe, Middle East and Africa, and southeast Asia, based in Dubai.
In his new role, Ramalingam will lead Ipsos’ client organisation for the Asia-Pacific region and will be based in Kuala Lumpur.
Ben Page, chief executive at Ipsos, said: “Hamish is an exceptional leader, with proven experience in managing large teams and complex businesses in competitive markets.
“Hamish is also committed to building and maintaining strong relationships with clients and will be an asset to our broad client base across the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation region.”
Page added: “Suresh has already shown his ability to grow and manage client relationships across South-East Asia, delivering on our long-term growth plans for the region.
“In his new role, I’m confident that his client and people focused leadership style coupled with his extensive research and management experience will help in leading the client organisation successfully in our Asia-Pacific region.”
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