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Google appoints new Country Manager for PH




Google Philippines has announced today that a new Country Manager has been appointed by the internet search giant to run its local offices here in the country.

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In an announcement sent to YugaTech, the internet search giant tapped veteran marketing manager Kenneth Lingan to spearhead Google Philippines. He joins from Unilever where he served as the Vice President for Deodorants in Southeast Asia and ANZ. He was also the marketing director for Unilever Home and Personal Care in the Gulf Region.


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“The Philippines is fast digitizing, and I am very much inspired by the possibilities that Google can bring our users, advertisers, and publishers here. 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 remarked.

Julian Persaud, Google’s managing director for Southeast Asia, believes in Ken as they regard his expertise and skill set can help the company grow its Manila offices. “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 Persaud.

Ken graduated from Ateneo de Manila University with a degree in Management Engineering.



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12 Responses

  1. Kami says:

    Should we expect a local google store which offers their devices?

    That would be exciting!

  2. emman lobrino says:

    ka-ching! ka-ching!

  3. miongb says:

    Hindi ko feel yung posisyon niya sa unilever hehe

  4. EarlOfMillenium says:

    “fast digitizing” . . . Bigla nga bumagal yung PLDT namin.

    • Funny says:

      Not at all referring to internet speed. Fast digitizing in the context of what was stated here means more people getting hooked online via computers / gadgets.

  5. ryzza says:

    pwede po ba ayusin ng google philippines ang websearch ninyo…puro OLX and Lazada ang lumalabas kahit wala naman kinalaman yung search mo…maipromote lang…disappointing web searches…

  6. Summer says:

    I hope they will hire me hehe..

  7. Jerome says:

    Google fiber please! :D

  8. Greg says:

    Considering the pitiful state of our broadband providers, I hope they prioritize Google Fiber here in the Philippines. They can implement it city by city. And please don’t make the excuse that it’s difficult because we are an archipelago.

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