Google South Africa today announced the appointment of a new country manager to run its local operation in Johannesburg. Stephen Newton, former Google Head of Analytics & Commerce for Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA), has been named as Google SA country manager.
“Newton brings extensive online experience to his new role, helping to increase the flow of information in South Africa by getting businesses online and helping South Africans benefit from Google’s free online services,” Google said in a press statement. Before joining Google, Newton was Vice President of Double Click’s Ad Exchange and General Manager of Hitwise UK.
Newton takes over from Stafford Masie who left Google SA at the end of April, and will take up his position on the 1st of July 2009.
Source: My Broadband