Outbrain Asia Pacific names new VP

Outbrain Asia Pacific has appointed Sigrid Kirk (pictured right) to a new role as vice president of Outbrain’s Engage product across Asia Pacific.

Kirk will be tasked to grow the business relationships across all Outbrain touch points across the region. She is tasked to help publishers drive deeper audience engagement, deliver great user experience and better monetize their digital assets using Outbrain’s platform.

“Kirk has extensive market knowledge and is clear on the future challenges that publishers and brands at local and international levels are facing,” managing director of Outbrain Asia Pacific, Ayal Steiner said.

“Our business is accelerating across the world and particularly in Asia Pacific where we are frequently seeing staff growth of 50% year-on-year and triple digit growth in our operations,” said Steiner. “We are committed to building a strong and energetic team that will deliver the highest calibre of talent to where it is needed to manage and drive expansion of our business relationships.”

Steiner (pictured left) was appointed to his new role at the end of March, while Outbrain’s former regional director for Southeast Asia, India & New Markets, Ant Hearne, was promoted to a new role as VP of global sales marketing.