Along with the office opening, Lightspeed recently made three key appointments:
Won Jung joins as Client Development Director with more than 18 years’ experience in the industry, including previous roles at TNS Korea and most recently in local boutique research agency, Idea Network. During his career, Won has worked with and delivered on a wide range of client needs and across a number of industries.
Songmi Kim and Miseon Lee join as Project Managers. Miseon brings 10 years’ experience from Nielsen Korea where she was a senior researcher with additional skills in online project management as well as overseas marketing. Songmi joins with five years industry practice in both fieldwork, including online domestic work and qualitative offline as well as broader research skills in data analysis and modelling.
This new Seoul-based team will bring a wealth of knowledge and local market capability to Lightspeed clients and will be supported by the existing Korean team based in Sydney. General Manager Siddhartha Dutta, will also now take on an expanded role and head up this team alongside South East Asia and India.
Dutta commented, “This is an exciting time to bring a local presence to our Korean clients. Recruiting great local talent to complement our vastly experienced existing team will bring substantial benefit to our clients on the ground. The added skillsets of the new hires and their presence in Seoul will better support clients to develop their insights and data needs in these times of great opportunity.”