Twitter opens Apac HQ in S'pore, plans to add over 100 jobs

Twitter opens Apac HQ in S'pore, plans to add over 100 jobs
Twitter's new Asia Pacific HQ in downtown Singapore was launched by Minister for Communications and Information Yaacob Ibrahim with a tweet on June 11. Photo: Twitter
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SINGAPORE - Twitter officially opened its Asia Pacific headquarters today in Singapore and said that it will be adding more than 100 jobs "over the next few years".

Twitter opened a serviced office in Singapore in 2013, and the staff count has grown to 80 members. The team had also moved to a new office since then to accommodate plans to more than double its workforce.

Twitter said in a statement today (June 11) that the new regional headquaters will host "a wide range of business functions, including sales, partnerships, marketing, human resource, finance, user services, legal, policy, and trust & safety".

It said that there are plans to hire technical staff, "including data analytics professionals, product specialists, engineering and technology support".

The new office in Market Street, in downtown Singapore, was launched by Minister for Communications and Information Yaacob Ibrahim with a tweet. Dr Yaacob then went on a tour of the office and met the staff.

Twitter's managing director of online sales, Ms Aliza Knox, said: "As one of the top technology platforms in the world today, we were looking for a regional base in a pro-business environment with other regional leaders and customers, easy connectivity to the rest of the region, and a world-class talent pool across multiple functions - Singapore was the clear choice for us."

sinsh@sph.com.sg

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