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NEWS16 April 2012

Filz to lead GMI in EMEA region

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US— Global Market Insite (GMI) – part of Lightspeed Research – has appointed Martin Filz as managing director for the Europe, Middle East and Africa region.

Filz (pictured) was last at Research Now where he held the role of MD for EMEA and Asia Pacific. He left the company last month. At GMI, he will be based in London and report to Lightspeed president and CEO David Day.

Day said: “Martin has a clear track record of success in developing businesses. Not only has he demonstrated success in building new client relationships, but he also understands the importance of maintaining extraordinary service and support to existing clients. Both of these are paramount as GMI continues to increase its market leadership in the region.”

Before joining Research Now, Filz was a director at Capgemini, MD at digital marketing communications agency BlueFreeway, MD for Northern Europe at Nielsen//NetRatings, and MD for Europe at Red Sheriff.

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8 years ago

Depressing choice by GMI/Kantar. Why are they (and others) not giving fresh/young blood the opportunity for such a high profile position. Nothing against this guy but too many mediocre people at this level that jump from MD position to MD position without demonstrating success.

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