Lightspeed Research Expands Presence in Hong Kong

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Lightspeed Research has expanded its presence in Hong Kong to better serve existing clients and address increasing opportunities in the APAC region, and has appointed Paul Wong SVP, Business Development, APAC.

Lightspeed Research announced it has expanded its presence in Hong Kong to better serve existing clients and address increasing opportunities in the APAC region.

Paul Wong, formerly general manager at Internet solutions provider Jump Web Services Ltd., has joined Lightspeed Research as SVP, Business Development, based in Hong Kong. He will lead the company’s commercial efforts across the APAC region, assisted a team of business development and account service professionals, including Sej Patel, VP Business Development, who is relocating from Lightspeed Research’s Sydney office.

In addition, the company has moved into new office space in the city’s Quarry Bay section. The new offices better accommodate Lightspeed Research’s team of 20 market research experts, as well as provide room for expansion. In line with its strategy to provide clients with exceptional local staff support and expertise, Lightspeed Research expects to grow its Hong Kong team to 30 by the end of 2011.

“With these two very accomplished executives leading our efforts, our Hong Kong office will play an even more significant role in our business growth in the APAC Region,” said Terry Wiley, CEO, Asia Pacific. “Our focus will be on forging closer ties with key clients and attending to many new business prospects across the region, especially in areas such as Greater China and Southeast Asia.”

About Lightspeed Research
Lightspeed Research (http://www.lightspeedresearch.com) is the market researcher’s choice for digitally accessing and deriving insight from consumer opinions and behaviors whenever, wherever and in whatever segments needed. The industry’s most thorough panelist pre-screening process and large global pool delivers business-ready results quickly and cost-effectively. From proprietary online access panels to specialty panels, custom panels and innovative mobile surveys, Lightspeed Research offers the industry’s highest-quality and most complete combination of qualitative and quantitative online research. This is backed by an expert client operations team that provides a range of data collection services, from sample management and survey design to programming and reporting. Part of Kantar, a division of WPP, Lightspeed Research serves clients and cultivates online panelists across the Americas, Europe and Asia Pacific.

About Kantar
Kantar is one of the world's largest insight, information and consultancy networks. By uniting the diverse talents of its 13 specialist companies, the group aims to become the pre-eminent provider of compelling and inspirational insights for the global business community. Its 28,500 employees work across 100 countries and across the whole spectrum of research and consultancy disciplines, enabling the group to offer clients business insights at every point of the consumer cycle. The group’s services are employed by over half of the Fortune Top 500 companies. For further information, please visit us at http://www.kantar.com

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