Seasoned consumer goods executive is Google PH manager
MANILA, Philippines – A seasoned consumer goods executive from Unilever has been named the country manager of Google Philippines.
The technology company announced on Monday, December 1, the appointment of Kenneth Lingan, who said in a statement that, as the Philippines is fast digitizing, he is very much inspired by the possibilities that Google can bring to its users, advertisers, and publishers in the country.
“I’m delighted to be part of Google’s journey in the Philippines, helping to bring tools and products that make a meaningful impact in people’s lives and enabling businesses to make the most of the Internet to grow their enterprise,” Lingan said.
Lingan, a management engineering graduate from the Ateneo de Manila University, has over 16 years of experience in brand development and marketing.
He was Unilever’s vice president for deodorants for Southeast Asia, Australia, and New Zealand. He was also marketing director for Unilever Home and Personal Care in the Gulf region.
“Ken’s 16 years of experience in marketing and brand development will be a real asset as we continue to grow our business from the Manila office,” said Julian Persaud, Google’s managing director for Southeast Asia.
The search for the country manager of Google Philippines was announced in March, when former – and the first named country manager – Narciso Reyes decided to leave Google to pursue other opportunities.
Google opened its Philippine office in January 2013. – Rappler.com