Sizmek appoints general manager for APAC region

Sizmek has appointed Kees de Jong as general manager of its APAC operations.

de Jong (pictured) will be responsible for managing the company’s operations across the Asia Pacific region, including customer engagement, sales development and innovation, strategic planning, and revenue growth.

He has previously held senior management positions at Facilitate Digital (now Adslot) in Australia, and ran the company’s European operations for two years before establishing the programmatic buying capability for GroupM Australia (now Xaxis).

In addition, Sizmek said Volker Hatz will join the company as its global chief data officer (CDO). Hatz will oversee the company’s fast-growing data business including data governance solutions, analytics initiatives and innovation. Hatz brings over 20 years of experience in IT and advertising technology to Sizmek. Prior, he was global head of SAP XM DMP Solution at SAP Exchange Media.

“I believe Hatz’s and de Jong’s strong leadership and innovative thinking will further showcase how Sizmek’s creativity, data and technology are changing the way our customers inspire their audiences to action,” said Mark Grether, executive chairman at Sizmek.

“Together they bring a proven track record of success, and will bolster our company’s growth. Our expanding team and capabilities, as well as our new corporate structure, ladder back to creating impressions that inspire, and ensure agency and brand partners have increasing ROI across channels.”