Twitter elevates APac business head Maya Hari to a global role

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NEW DELHI: Microblogging platform Twitter on Thursday announced the promotion of Maya Hari to a global role as Twitter's vice president of Global Strategy and Operations (GSO).

After four years of leading Twitter's Asia Pacific business (excluding Japan and South Korea), Maya Hari will now lead a global team focused on customers and revenue product strategy, operations, innovation and automation to enable commercial and content partnerships efforts around the world.

Alongside Ms Hari's elevation, Twitter announced the promotion of Yu Sasamoto to vice president for the unified region of Japan, South Korea and Asia Pacific (JAPAC), effective May 1.

Yu has led Twitter Japan and South Korea for the past seven years and will now be responsible for the company's advertising business across the JAPAC region, which includes Australia, Greater China, Japan, India, New Zealand, Southeast Asia, and South Korea.

Yu will move to Twitter's Asia Pacific headquarters in Singapore for this expanded regional role. He will continue to serve as the general manager of Twitter Japan and head of Twitter Client Solutions in Japan until his successor is hired in Tokyo, the statement said.