NEWS27 July 2009

People on the move

People UK

The latest appointments and promotions in the global market research industry.

RANGANATHAN SOMANATHAN has been promoted to CEO at media agency Starcom MediaVest Group in Malaysia following the departure of Yap Chee Weng. Somanathan was previously the firm’s vice president of insights and analytics for South and South East Asia. He will report to the group’s president for South East Asia, Jeffrey Seah.

US research agency Burke has hired SCOTT SHOOK as a senior account executive in client services. He was previously engagement manager at technology research agency Management Insight Technologies.

EDWARD CHATHAM has been appointed sales and marketing director at Harris Interactive in the UK. He steps into the newly created position from his previous role at iPerceptions where he was European director of sales.

JULIAN HASTE has joined healthcare market research agency Opinion Health in the UK as head of its sales and business development division. Haste joins from research software and services firm GMI where he was sales director.

US social media strategy agency DEI Worldwide has appointed TYLER WILLIAMSON as vice president of strategy. He was previously in charge of marketing and growth strategies at Kraft Foods.