Google has promoted Singapore country director Joanna Flint as managing director for its agency business in Asia Pacific. In a statement to Marketing, the company confirmed the move.
She will lead Google's APAC agency and Zoo teams, responsible for its strategic partnerships with media and creative agencies. The Zoo is Google’s creative think tank for brands and agencies.
“She will be starting in May and we'll announce the new Singapore country director as soon as possible,” the Google spokesperson added.
Flint was country manager for Singapore since 2013, a role she took over from Loren Shuster, who moved into his new role as director of brand, new products and solutions, Google Asia Pacific. During her tenure, she oversaw the development of Google’s sales and business development operations in the country.
Prior to her role, she was head of consumer packaged goods, global accounts for Asia Pacific. She developed business strategy and partnerships for Google’s largest brand advertisers across the region including P&G, L’Oreal and J&J.
She comes with over 15 years of experience in the marketing and digital industry and brings with her a broad client and agency perspective, having led British Airways and then Singapore Airlines’ global foray into eCommerce and CRM from their respective HQ’s. She also consulted to a diverse portfolio of blue chip clients including Diageo, Levi’s and IBM as a senior planner at Ogilvy & Mather’s regional head office in Singapore.