Google Philippines has hired Kenneth Lingan as its new Country Manager for the Philippines.
Ken (pictured) joins Google from Unilever where he was VP for Deodorants, Southeast Asia and ANZ, based out of Singapore. Prior to that, Ken was Marketing Director for Unilever Home and Personal Care in the Gulf Region.
His appointment comes 11 months after the internet giant posted the vacant role on Google's official recruitment site last 27 February. Google Philippines confirmed that Narciso Reyes, the former GM, has left his post at that time and the company is currently on the hunt for a successor.
“The Philippines is fast digitizing, and I am very much inspired by the possibilities that Google can bring our users, advertisers, and publishers here. I’m delighted to be part of Google’s journey in the Philippines, helping to bring tools and products that make a meaningful impact in people’s lives and enabling businesses to make the most of the Internet to grow their enterprise,” said Lingan.
Ken is a graduate of the Ateneo de Manila University with a degree in Management Engineering. Ken is married and has two young daughters.