NEWS10 January 2011

Richardson named MD of Ipsos Asia Pacific

Asia Pacific People

CHINA— Ipsos has named David Richardson as managing director for Asia Pacific, supporting new regional CEO Lifeng Liu who was appointed last week.

Richardson (pictured) was previously CEO of North East Asia operations but will now be responsible for day-to-day operational management of all the countries in the region, including China, Japan, Korea, Australia, India and the countries of southeast Asia.

Other changes to the senior management team include the appointment of Rodrigo Toni as CEO of South East Asia and managing director of Singapore.

Toni previously led operations in Australia, India and the ASEAN states, but Hugh Amoyal now reports direct to Liu as Australia CEO, while India is to get a new chief executive in the coming weeks.