NEWS5 October 2010

TNS splits Asia Pacific and Middle East & Africa structure

Asia Pacific Middle East and Africa People

UK— TNS has split its Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa (APMEA) operations into two separate regions prompting a senior management reshuffle.

Chris Riquier (pictured), the current CEO of Africa, India and Oceania, becomes CEO of Asia Pacific while Kim Macllwaine, interim CEO of Research International South Africa, has been promoted to CEO for Africa and the Middle East.

The split also sees former APMEA CEO Jamie Hall take up the new role of TNS global chair. All changes are effective 1 January.

TNS recently named Ignacio Galceran, formerly of Synovate, as CEO for Latin America, which was also once part of the APMEA regional structure.