SIS Expands APAC Team; Appoints New Executives

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SIS Expands APAC Team; Appoints New Executives

SIS International Research, a global market research and strategic research consultancy headquartered in New York, has expanded its Asia Pacific team with the appointment of several new senior executives.  The company also promotes Mandy Pan to the position of General Manager of SIS APAC Region and China.  Key recent appointments in Asia Pacific include:

  • Mandy Pan, General Manager, APAC, Shanghai
  • Kevin Wang, VP of Operations APAC, Shanghai
  • Jackie (JaLi) Huang, Project Analyst APAC,Shanghai
  • Janette Lavares, Senior Project Manager, Manila
  • Jumelle Villamora, Senior Project Manager, Manila
  • Joseph (Youngsun) Kim, Director of Client Relations, Seoul


Mandy Pan, formerly Director of Business Development, was appointed General Manager, APAC.  She will be responsible for client solutions and overall operations in the region.

Kevin Wang was named VP of Operations, Shanghai and is based in Shanghai.  He brings over 12 years of experience on Marketing, Strategic Planning and Consumer Insights Research.  Prior to SIS International, he held research positions at The Nielsen Company and Omnicom/BBDO Proximity Live.  An experienced moderator and simultaneous translator, he has conducted over 2500 Focus Groups and has working Experience in Japan, Korea & Singapore

Jackie (Jali) Huang was named Project Analyst and is based in Shanghai.  Prior to SIS, she held marketing analyst and consultant positions at Staples China and Wolfgang Puck Worldwide and was formerly the President of the Babson Chamber of Commerce.   She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management in Economics and Marketing from Babson College and certifications in Graphic Design from the Parson’s New School for Design in New York.  

Juemelle Villamora has been named Senior Project Manager and is based in Manila.   She specializes in strategic research and market intelligence and currently handles research fieldwork and analysis.  She has over 10 years’ experience in market intelligence, particularly in the Automotive, Pharmaceutical, FMCG, Manufacturing, IT and Telecommunication industries. She is fluent in English and Tagalog, and conversant in Bahasa Indonesian and Korean. She graduated from the University of the Philippines with a degree in Linguistics. Juemelle previously held primary research specialist, and senior analyst positions at Global Business Research Support and marketing strategy specialist at Fuld & Company.

Janette Lavares has also been appointed as Senior Project Manager and is also based in Manila. Lavares brings a decade of experience in strategic and market intelligence, having been engaged in in-depth competitor and market landscape studies in the Finance, Retail, Automotive, FMCG and Manufacturing industries, among others.  Prior to joining SIS, she was a primary research specialist and senior analyst at Global Business Research Support, and was heavily involved in developing marketing campaigns for Fuld & Company as a marketing strategy specialist.  Janette is a graduate of the University of Santo Tomas, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Behavioral Science.

Joseph Kim was recently appointed Director of Client Relations in Seoul. Kim brings over 20 years experience in project management and client servicing in Automotive, Technology, Banking, consumer goods, electronics and other industries.   He will be responsible for client solutions and project management of fieldwork and data collection to Korean clients. He will further be responsible for enhancing client experience and strengthening capabilities with regards to fieldwork and data collection in international projects in the US and Europe.  Mr. Kim is a skilled simultaneous moderator in English and Korean and holds a degree in Economics from Boston University.

Mandy Pan, General Manager of SIS International Research in Asia Pacific, said, “We are very pleased to add new members to our team in China and to strengthening our regional and global team.”  

Ruth Stanat, President of SIS International Research, said, “This marks an exciting time for us as we expand our dynamic team in China and the Asia Pacific region.”