15 February, 2013 - Kantar TNS today announced the appointment of Jon Foged as Managing Director of the company's Singapore business.

Originally from New Zealand, Jon has extensive research experience and has been with Kantar TNS for more than 10 years, both in London and Melbourne. Most recently General Manager of Kantar TNS Melbourne, Jon has led some of Kantar TNS's most significant projects and is global account director to a key technology client - a role he will continue to fulfil.

Chris Riquier, CEO of Kantar TNS Asia Pacific said of the appointment, "Kantar TNS is extremely proud of our ability to develop the career paths of our people and promote staff from within the organisation to senior leadership positions. Jon has been a key member of our Australian leadership team for the past six years and I am confident in his talent and ability to lead our Singapore business."

When talking about his new role, Jon Foged commented, "I am incredibly excited at the opportunity to work with the team at Kantar TNS Singapore; they have impressed me with the strength of their insights and their commitment to delivering value to their clients and I look forward to working with them to further build our business."

Jon takes over from the incumbent, Hamish Munro, who is leaving Kantar TNS to pursue new opportunities.

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About Kantar TNS

Kantar TNS advises clients on specific growth strategies around new market entry, innovation, brand switching and stakeholder management, 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, one of the world's largest insight, information and consultancy groups.

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About Kantar

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