NEWS1 November 2016

DataSpring appoints new CEO

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JAPAN — Global sample and software firm dataSpring has hired MApps CEO Ikuo Hagino (pictured) as its new CEO, replacing Masahiro Takanohashi.

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MApps acquired dataSpring in a stock swap last year, with a view to expanding its tech products globally. Hagino’s new role is the next step in the merger process as dataSpring looks to widen its online/ mobile sample coverage and develops new tools for market researchers. 

Takanohashi will remain with the company until the end of the year in order to assist with the transition. 

"On behalf of the board of directors, I want to express my gratitude to Mr Takanohashi who has worked tirelessly and has established a strong foundation for a dynamic global business," said Hagino.

"My goal is to build upon dataSpring’s strengths and propel the company forward to meet the ever-evolving climate of the market research industry."