Based in Madrid, Spain, Ruano and Mangas will be spearheading Paktor’s global expansion plans as the director of international expansion and VP (Marketing) of international expansion respectively. With a combined three decades of experience, Jose and Miguel are poised to help Paktor replicate their success in Asia to new international markets.
Jose brings over 12 years of experience and expertise in launching and building Meetic in Spain and Portugal, where he served as director of marketing. Meetic is Europe’s largest dating platform and is part of the IAC/Match Group, alongside brands like Match.com, OKCupid and Tinder.
Beyond just the industry experience and social capital that they bring to the executive management team of Paktor in leading its international growth, they bring expertise in Spanish language markets and cultural literacy, given their foundation in the culture and background of international business.
According to a blog post on Udemy, Spanish is one of the most popular languages in the world, with approximately 425 million people worldwide using itas their primary means of communication, and is the official language of 20 countries. In fact, the US market currently has more Spanish speakers than Spain, according to The Telegraph.
The addition of these two executives could see Paktor making a push into South America, given that parts of it, such as Brazil, Colombia and Mexico, have been mentioned as alternatives to traditional emerging market destinations like China, India and Indonesia.
Commenting on the latest additions to the senior executive team of Paktor, Joseph Phua, CEO and co-founder of Paktor, said, “Both Jose and Miguel have proven leadership skills and experience in the industry.”
He added,”Their expertise and passion in navigating and conquering new markets will be assets for us. We continue to build Paktor into a dominant player in the global dating scene and are excited to have both Jose and Miguel on board to help propel our growth beyond Asia.”