Singapore; 5 May 2015 – Kantar TNS today announced a number of senior appointments across its Asia Pacific leadership team.

  • Narelle Burke – Human Resources Director, Kantar TNS Asia Pacific
    Narelle has held HR leadership roles within Nielsen for the past four years. Most recently she was HR Director for Singapore and Malaysia. She will take on leadership of HR for Kantar TNS in Asia Pacific from the beginning of June.
  • Chris Bonsi – Chief Client and Insights Officer, Kantar TNS Asia Pacific
    Chris is a forward-thinking leader, constantly seeking to innovate and take advantage of new technologies to increase the impact of Kantar TNS’s work for clients. Chris will take on the new role of Chief Client and Insights Officer, Asia Pacific, responsible for ensuring that Kantar TNS teams deliver compelling insights to clients across the region. Chris has held senior roles in JD Power and across Kantar TNS, most recently as CEO Kantar TNS Greater China.
  • Grace Liu – CEO, Kantar TNS China
    Grace joined Kantar TNS as MD Malaysia in August 2012 and has powered significant growth for Kantar TNS in the market. In 2014, Grace added leadership of Kantar TNS Sinotrust to her portfolio, successfully leading the integration of the business into Kantar TNS. She now extends that leadership across the rest of the Kantar TNS China business in her new role as CEO China.
  • MC Lai – Managing Director, Kantar TNS Malaysia
    As Grace Liu takes up a new position, MC Lai will take on management of Malaysia. Having worked for Kantar TNS earlier in his career, MC re-joined in 2013 and has grown the qualitative business significantly during this time, whilst also taking on a broader leadership role on key client accounts.
  • Jon Foged - Regional Managing Director, Kantar TNS Malaysia and Singapore
    Currently Managing Director for Kantar TNS Singapore, Jon will expand his remit to include Kantar TNS Malaysia, supporting MC in his new role. Jon has been with Kantar TNS for over 11 years and prior to Kantar TNS Singapore, has held senior roles with Kantar TNS in London and Melbourne.

Commenting on these new appointments, Chris Riquier, CEO Kantar TNS Asia Pacific said, “This is a very exciting time for Kantar TNS in Asia Pacific. These leaders have demonstrated their ability to deliver innovative approaches and build businesses that really serve the needs of our clients.” He continued, “I am delighted to see our senior leaders continue to develop their careers within Kantar TNS – and extend their expertise across the Asia Pacific region.”

About Kantar TNS
Kantar TNS advises clients on specific growth strategies around new market entry, innovation, brand switching and customer strategies, based on long-established expertise and market-leading solutions. With a presence in over 80 countries, Kantar TNS has more conversations with the world’s consumers than anyone else and understands individual human behaviours and attitudes across every cultural, economic and political region of the world.

Kantar TNS is part of Kantar, the data investment management division of WPP and one of the world's largest insight, information and consultancy groups. Please visit www.tnsglobal.com for more information.

About Kantar
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