Genelec appoints business development director to spearhead Asia Pacific team

Ken Kimura, business development director for the Asia Pacific region for Genelec

Genelec has appointed highly Ken Kimura to its sales and marketing team and he will be filling the newly created role of business development director for the Asia Pacific region.

With over 20 years of experience, focusing on strategic sales and marketing as well as international distribution and business development, Kimura joins Genelec to strengthen the execution of the company’s international business strategy. He will be working closely with key distribution partners in the APAC region, including Genelec’s own subsidiaries in China and Japan.

Kimura joins Genelec having spent over 15 years with Danish microphone experts DPA, where he specialised in senior management roles developing an extensive network of business relationships across the APAC region.

Kimura commented: “I’ve been following Genelec’s progress within the industry for years, and admire how the brand has developed in Asia Pacific over the last decade - it’s a company with a real passion for audio and a commitment to bringing innovative loudspeaker solutions to the global audio community. It’s a privilege to become part of the team, and I’m truly excited at the huge potential this new role offers.”

Siamäk Naghian, managing director of Genelec, added: “Ken has a wealth of experience in heading up business units, and an impressive track record in both brand and business management. With the commercial landscape evolving so rapidly, we’re delighted to welcome aboard someone with such intimate professional and cultural knowledge of the APAC region and the skills to help us, our partners and customers to reach our full potential in this highly exciting - but fascinatingly complex - part of the world.”