Hootsuite appoints first general manager of APAC

Hootsuite has names Rich Meiklejohn as its first general manager of Asia-Pacific.

Meiklejohn will be responsible for growth strategy and overall performance in the region, and will report to Hootsuite’s senior vice president of sales, Bob Elliott.

He has 25 years’ of Asia and Australia experience in software, media and consulting. Prior to joining Hootsuite, Meiklejohn managed key partnerships for Cognos, a business intelligence and performance management software company.

“APAC has always been a vibrant, dynamic region, and today it continues to evolve as the world’s biggest growth market for social media. Hootsuite is the leader in this space and I’m very excited to take the helm as we expand our operations in APAC,” said Meiklejohn.

“We are excited to welcome Rich to the team. His experience advising the region’s leaders, experience in setting up strategic partnerships, and familiarity with the underlying platforms and technology will be invaluable to Hootsuite and our clients. I’m excited to work with Rich on empowering brands looking to harness the potential of social in APAC,” said Elliott.

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