New Business Development Director for GMO Research

\"\"Fiona Fu has been hired as Business Development Director, EMEA at GMO Research, Inc., an online research solution platform based in Asia Pacific. Her role will be to deliver research insights to GMO’s clients and to work on strategy and trend analysis for business development.

Fiona worked for seven years in the luxury retail industry as Business Development Manager, Chinese Consumer for Smythson of Bond Street, where she worked closely with market researchers to analyse consumer trends for brand positioning and product development. Her corporate background means she understands the needs and expectations of the end-users of consumer research, and she will therefore be able to deliver insights that are truly valuable to GMO’s clients.

Takashi Ito, Chief Global Officer of GMO Research, Inc., says: “Fiona’s extensive client-side experience will be invaluable. She is coming to the role from the other side of the research coin – the end-user – so we are excited to see what her fresh perspective can bring.”

Fiona has a bachelor’s degree in Communication Engineering/Information Technology from Tianjin University of Technology and a master’s degree in Mass Communication/Media Studies from the University of Leicester. Her multicultural background and previous experience in both Europe and Asia make her particularly suited to her new role working across the EMEA region.

She says: “I am very excited to start working and promoting market research services on behalf of GMO Research. Market research, in my opinion, is the most trustworthy and efficient method to gain consumer insights and I look forward to sharing my enthusiasm for this industry.”

Takashi Ito is delighted to welcome Fiona to his team. He says: “Fiona will be a very good fit for the company. Her ability to align research-based proposals with clients’ intentions will add value for our clients, both existing and new, and ensure they have a smooth and transparent journey with GMO Research.”

About GMO Research

GMO Research offers an online research solution platform that allows access to a multi-panel and multi-country online panel network, Asia Cloud Panel. While constantly expanding its reach in Asia and globally, Asia Cloud Panel currently consists of over 3a0 million online consumer panellists, ranging from consumers to CEOs, across 15 APAC countries. GMO Research is part of and backed by GMO Internet Group, one of the largest internet conglomerates in Japan, specialising in a number of internet-related technologies. GMO Internet Group has the number one Japanese market share in internet security, payment processing, e-commerce solutions, web hosting, domain, and FX trading. They also cover web infrastructure and e-commerce, internet media, internet securities, and social media and smartphone platforms.

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