Ipsos in South Africa is pleased to announce the appointment of its new country manager - Ryan Gould. This follows the announcement of Harald Hasselmann's departure. Hasselmann will be leading Ipsos's Nordics cluster in Scandinavia.
Ryan Gould has held a number of senior positions at MTN spanning 2003-2014. These positions include Marketing Intelligence, customer insight and most recently brand and communications. Gould's career started in market research at Markinor (now Ipsos) in 1998. "Gould's marketing and marketing research background, along with the leadership positions he has held, makes him a good fit for this role", states Hasselmann. "He is well-known within the marketing research community and highly respected on both client and supplier sides of this industry."
Some of Ryan's strengths include creative problem solving, implementation and optimisation of methods and processes, clear communication and developing actionable strategic plans. He places strong focus on delivery and is responsible, reliable and strongly believes in professional ethics and integrity.
Ryan will be reporting to Cees Faber, Sub-Sahara Africa CEO at Ipsos. He started at Ipsos on Monday 16 March and will work alongside Harald Hasselmann before Hasselmann's departure on 17 April 2015.