NEWS30 November 2012

Ipsos appoints Hasselmann to head up South Africa

Middle East and Africa People

SOUTH AFRICA— Ipsos has appointed Harald Hasselmann as country manager for South Africa, replacing Jake Orpen who is leaving the company.

Hasselmann (pictured) has previously served as country manager for Synovate Germany and general manager at Ipsos Germany. He will step into the role in January and be based at the firm’s head office in Bryanston, Johannesburg.

Shane Farrell, Ipsos CEO for EMEA, said: “We are more than pleased that Harald has accepted this position. His long-term experience as a market researcher and as a skilled manager are both invaluable assets for leading this important market and driving further growth.”

Ipsos employs 300 staff across three offices in South Africa.