Will Easton returns from Singapore to head up Facebook in Australia and New Zealand

Will-Easton-Facebook.jpgFacebook today announced that Will Easton will be returning to the role of Managing Director of its ANZ business, effective September. Easton was previously Facebook's Head of Emerging Markets for Asia Pacific, based in Singapore, for two years. In that role, he oversaw some of the biggest markets in Asia Pacific.

Prior to that, he was based in Sydney as MD of Australia and New Zealand for two years. Before joining Facebook, he was MD of Mobile (Asia Pacific) for Google.

Says Dan Neary, VP (APAC) for Facebook: "Will is a highly respected leader within Facebook, having previously led our AUNZ business and more recently, successfully scaling our operations in some of our biggest markets across South East Asia and India. I couldn't be more excited with the announcement that Will Easton will be taking on the role of Managing Director for ANZ. Australia and New Zealand continue to be very important priorities for Facebook and I am very confident through Will's leadership and the partnership and support of the local team, that we will continue to add significant incremental value to our users, community and partners."
Says Easton: "After a fantastic few years in Asia, I could not be more excited about returning to Sydney to work with our Australia & New Zealand businesses. I am looking forward to bringing to life our incredibly exciting roadmap of new products, services and technology. In such a period of transformational change across the industry, I'm confident Facebook's continued focus on innovation will add significant incremental value to the people who connect and share via our services, our partners and the broader Australian and New Zealand community."

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