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LoopMe appoints Daisuke Shigeishi as head of digital partnerships
By Zach Thompson, News editor
Fri, 20th May 2022

The company has made four senior hires across the APAC region: Daisuke Shigeishi as head of digital partnerships, Georgia Watson as senior sales director, Akihito Morita as sales director, and James Symonds as senior sales director.

The new hires will be instrumental in driving continued momentum and identifying new revenue opportunities in APAC.

LoopMe's APAC appointments also include Isabel Zhang as Hong Kong sales manager, Valerie Ang as Singapore account manager, and Google graduates Cheresa Rong and Valery Ong as Singapore sales executives.

Shigeishi joins from AdColony, where he most recently worked as head of sales UA Japan and director of strategic partnerships APAC. He will be based in Tokyo.

His responsibilities will centre around developing and implementing supply strategy in the region, as well as bringing in new partnerships and supporting business development through collaboration with senior leadership and demand teams.

Watson and Morita will both be based in Singapore.

Joining from Blis, where she was group head, Watson will drive revenue across the SEA region in her role as senior sales director.

Morita, previously in sales at Foursquare, will leverage his understanding of data and technology across global markets to grow LoopMe's partnership with dentsu in Singapore and Tokyo.

Based in Sydney, Symonds will use his eight-plus years of experience in media, from companies such as Nova Entertainment, Fairfax Media (now Nine Media) and Ikon Communications (now Essence), to boost sales across the ANZ region.

"After stellar growth in 2021, we are incredibly excited to build out our teams in Singapore, Hong Kong, Japan and Australia," LoopMe APAC managing director Pete O'Mara-Kane says.

"Our agency and client relationships have never been better in APAC, with LoopMe's PurchaseLoop product suite delivering outstanding ad campaigns and experiencing monumental growth in 2021 YoY.

"Now, we are adding the resource levels required to deliver exceptional customer service alongside future growth."

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