After almost one year of vacancy, Google has appointed marketing professional Kenneth Lingan as the country manager for Philippines.
Lingan is taking on the new role left by Google’s first Philippine country manager Narciso Reyes last January.
Prior to joining Google, Lingan was the vice-president for Deodorants at Uniliver Southeast Asia and ANZ, based out of Singapore. He was also the former marketing director for Unilever Home and Personal Care in the Gulf Region.
“Lingan has 16 years of experience in marketing and brand development will be a real asset as we continue to grow our business from the Manila office,” said Julian Persaud, Google’s managing director for Southeast Asia.
Challenged by the benefits of what Google can bring in today’s digital age, Ken said he is delighted to be part of the search engine giant’s journey in the Philippines.
“The Philippines is fast digitising, and I am very inspired by the possibilities that Google can bring to our users, advertisers, and publishers here,” he said, noting Google continues to help bring tools and products that make a meaningful impact in people’s lives and enabling businesses to make the most of the Internet to grow their enterprise.
He is a management engineering degree holder of the Ateneo de Manila University.