Google Philippines names new country director

Months after Ken Lingan, former country head of Google Philippines, left the local office, the technology giant announced the appointment of Bernadette Nacario as country director, according to the report of the Inquirer.

Google Philippines released a statement saying that Nacario will take the lead in operations as well as sales. As the head of the local office, the former country manager of IBM Systems is also tasked “to maintain Google’s culture within teams.”

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The Inquirer report quotes Nacario as saying: “It is an exciting time to join Google! According to the e-Conomy SEA Report 2019, the country’s Internet economy is growing by between 20% and 30% annually, and it will continue to accelerate. We are at the sweet spot of demographic, economic, and digital inflection. And together with the diverse and talented teams at Google, I’m thrilled to lead the company to help unlock this potential and make the benefits of the digital economy felt by more Filipinos.”

Nacario took up Accountancy from the Polytechnic University of the Philippines and holds a Graduate Diploma in Management from the Helsinki School of Economics (Executive Education).