Singapore, 17 December 2013 – Global research consultancy Kantar TNS today announced the appointment of Zoë Lawrence to the new post of Regional Director, Marketing & Communications for Asia Pacific. In this role, Zoe will be responsible for delivering a high-impact marketing strategy across the region and report to Chris Riquier, CEO Asia Pacific.

Zoë steps into the role from her current position as Global Director, Brand & Corporate Communications for Kantar TNS, where she has led the development and delivery of the company’s thought leadership, PR and internal communications strategy globally.

Chris Riquier, CEO, Asia Pacific said, “Zoe will bring to Kantar TNS Asia Pacific the level of marketing capability that previously only our clients have enjoyed. Her experience will help Kantar TNS reinforce its position as the largest custom research agency in Asia Pacific.”

Commenting on her new role, Zoë said, “Kantar TNS in Asia Pacific has a fantastic energy and dynamism. We have a great opportunity in the region and I am incredibly excited to be leading our efforts to increase understanding of our expertise in the market.”

Zoe joined Kantar TNS in 2010 as Head of Influencer Marketing. Prior to that she was with Hill + Knowlton Strategies for over seven years, leading international programmes for clients in the media and technology sectors. Earlier in her career, she worked in advertising and B2B marketing, both agency and client-side.

This is the latest in a series of senior level hires for Kantar TNS in Asia Pacific and demonstrates the company’s commitment to the region. Recent appointments include Vishy Rajagopal S. as Regional Director, Operations; Jacqui von Hirschberg, as Regional Director, Clients; and Mandy Tam as Regional Director, Business Development.

Zoe takes up her new role on 1 March 2014, and will be based in Singapore.

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