SSI Announces Two Key Appointments in Asia Pacific Region

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SSI appoints Max Weber as Managing Director, Asia Pacific and Satoshi Komatsuzaki as Country Manager for Japan, effective immediately.

SSI appoints Max Weber as Managing Director, Asia Pacific and Satoshi Komatsuzaki as Country Manager for Japan, effective immediately.

SSI CEO Chris Fanning comments: “SSI has a very significant presence in APAC, and the region is an exciting growth area for the company and our customers. I am delighted to have Max join SSI. He brings outstanding APAC research knowledge and management skills, and I am confident he and our seasoned APAC team will further accelerate our leading position in the region. Our unique portfolio of telephone, online and mobile data collection capabilities enable SSI to provide differentiated products and services to market research professionals interested in Asia Pacific markets.”

Weber joined SSI from Millward Brown (a WPP company) where he headed up the Zurich office to service global key accounts in the Packaged Consumer Goods and Financial Services Industry. Previously, as VP Asia Pacific, Weber worked with a specialized research agency where he established joint ventures in China and strategic partnerships in India with a focus on new business development in the emerging markets. Prior to that, he worked with Accenture in Australia and Asean. Weber holds an MBA in Marketing, a MA in Finance and a BBA in Economics.

SSI also announced today the appointment of Satoshi Komatsuzaki as Country Manager for Japan.

“SSI is very committed to the Japanese market and our organization, and business growth in this country is impressive. I am pleased to have Satoshi lead our team in Japan. He brings robust research, technology, and leadership experience which will enable SSI to become a strong partner with our customers, and accelerate our growth in Japan,” comments Max Weber.

Komatsuzaki began his research career at Infoplan and comes to SSI from Nielsen, where he was Director of Consumer Research and Japan Head of Shopper Practice. At Nielsen, he successfully added value to his clients’ business by designing and delivering advanced customized research solutions. Komatsuzaki has also designed and managed several joint partnerships with cutting-edge technology companies to create innovative research services resulting in significant growth in client business.

About SSI
SSI ( is the premier global provider of sampling, data collection and data analytic solutions for survey research. SSI reaches respondents in 78 countries via Internet, telephone, mobile/wireless or mixed access offerings, and has a CATI data collection operation with 1,700 seats. SSI also offers questionnaire design consultation, programming and hosting, online custom reporting and data processing. SSI serves more than 3,000 clients, including 48 of the top 50 research organizations from 26 offices around the world.

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