Index Exchange yesterday announced that has hired Haruyo Kagawa as Managing Director in Japan. Haruyo Kagawa was Country Manager, Japan at Unruly, and before was in Yahoo Japan, Amazon and Facebook.
“At Index Exchange, we understand the importance of aligning with our Japanese partners to ensure their programmatic efforts are even more successful in the long term,” said Adele Wieser, APAC Regional Managing Director for Index Exchange. “Under Haruyo’s leadership, our local team will be more prepared than ever to help publishers and buyers leverage new programmatic tactics.”
Index Exchange first entered Japan in 2018, and it has plans to expand its operations. Kagawa, in her new role, will focus on the expansion of the Index Exchange across the country.
“As the programmatic industry continues to progress in Japan, Index Exchange will continue to work closely with our local partners to educate them on the benefits of header bidding and help them prepare for the post-cookie era,” said Haruyo Kagawa, Managing Director, Japan. “It’s an exciting time for this organisation, and I’m thrilled to step into this new role and put Index’s stamp on the Japanese programmatic ecosystem.”