Google Names Karim Temsamani Oz & NZ GM
Google Names Karim Temsamani as General Manager
for Australian and New Zealand business
SYDNEY, Australia – November 15, 2007 - Google today announced the appointment of Karim Temsamani as General Manager for Google Australia and New Zealand. Based in Sydney, he will manage Google's domestic business and strategic partnerships in Australia and New Zealand.
"Australia and New Zealand have always been important parts of Google's operations. We have made a significant investment here and Karim's appointment is a key step in our growth. He will focus on continuing to build our sales and operations team and developing Google's strategic relationships with industry partners." said Richard Kimber, Regional Managing Director, South Asia, Google Inc.
"I am delighted to have the opportunity to take on this new role. It's an exciting time for our users, advertisers and partners in Australia and New Zealand. We are committed to increasing our investment here to better serve Australian and New Zealand consumers, small and large advertisers, advertising agencies and enterprises of all sizes," Temsamani said.
Karim Temsamani joins Google from Fairfax Media, where he was most recently Group Director, Fairfax General magazines (responsible for growing the profile and advertising revenue of Fairfax's suite of inserted magazines) and Commercial Director for Newspapers (responsible for agency and group sales, trade marketing and business development). Prior to this he was the publisher and Vice President of Who Weekly at Time Inc South Pacific from 1999 to 2002. He has previously served in a variety of senior capacities with Hachette, including the positions of regional business publisher in Hong Kong (1995-96), associate publisher for Korea in Seoul (1996-97), and managing director for Hachette in Sydney (1997-99).
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