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Best Phumphuengsri Named Client Development Manager

SYDNEY (May 18, 2017) – Lightspeed, global leaders in digital data collection and sourcing, has today announced that it is opening an office in Bangkok, Thailand, providing local clients and the company with an expanded presence in the Asia Pacific region. Following Lightspeed’s expansion to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia six months ago, the new office location in Bangkok demonstrates Lightspeed’s commitment to its growing APAC business. Across this region, Lightspeed has offices in Sydney, Hong Kong, Beijing, Tokyo, Shanghai, Singapore, and Gurgaon, India. Photo-Anis-Best

Benchawan (Best) Phumphuengsri has been appointed Client Development Manager and will manage local client relationships and operations across Thailand. Phumphuengsri joins the organization from Philips, where she served as Key Account Manager across the Consumer Lifestyle business. She also held sales and marketing roles across Olympus and Jebsen and Jessen Marketing. In her new role, Phumphuengsri will be responsible for developing strategic business opportunities and growing business channel accounts.

“Across our region, Lightspeed continues to be an influential leader; our new office in Bangkok affords us many possibilities in developing our existing and sourcing new client relationships,” stated Martin Filz, Chief Executive Officer, APAC. “With client-side experience and local market knowledge, Best is uniquely qualified to drive this new location and truly understand our clients across Thailand’s growing market.”

Lightspeed also appointed Anis Teh as Client Development Manager in Malaysia, signifying Lightspeed’s ever growing presence in this area. Teh will be responsible for generating new leads and increase client awareness of company services. As well as panel experience, Teh served as Retail Community Business Manager at Hong Leong Bank and Personal Financing Consultant at Sunlife Assurance Malaysia.

“Increasing our team in Kuala Lumpur with the addition of Anis to the team is another exciting step in our continued focus on the region” stated Siddhartha Dutta, General Manager, South East Asia. “Increasing our teams on the ground is an important and exciting step in better servicing our growing client base in both Malaysia and Thailand.”

Quality-seeking researchers, marketers and brands choose Lightspeed as their trusted global partner for digital data collection. Our innovative technology, proven sampling methodologies and operational excellence facilitate a deep understanding of consumer opinions and behavior. With 700 employees working in 14 countries, we maximize online research capabilities. We empower clients by revealing information that is beneficial, providing clarity and research data that illuminates.

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