Singapore –Twitter announced that the company has officially opened its Asia-Pacific headquarters in Singapore and will be adding more than 100 jobs over the next few years to meet the growing demand from its users, partners and advertisers across the Asia-Pacific region. Since opening in a serviced office in the fall of 2013, the Singapore-based team has grown to 80 staff members in less than two years and moved to a new office space to accommodate the company’s plans to more than double its workforce.
The new regional headquarters will be home to a wide range of business functions, including sales, partnerships, marketing, HR, finance, user services, legal, policy, and trust & safety. In addition to the #RealTimeLab in its new office, there are plans to hire technical staff, including data analytics professionals, product specialists, engineering and technology support, to create a regional hub for live, digital innovations in Singapore.
Using the #Home4Good hashtag, Twitter’s Asia-Pacific headquarters opening ceremony was held on 11 June and graced by Minister Dr. Yaacob Ibrahim, Singapore’s Minister for Communications & Information, who was hosted by Shailesh Rao, Twitter’s Vice President of Asia Pacific, Americas and Emerging Markets, and Aliza Knox, Twitter’s Managing Director of Online Sales, Asia-Pacific. At the event, Minister Yaacob launched the new headquarters with a Tweet before going on a tour of the office and meeting with Twitter staff.
@yaacobibrahim: Happy to open @Twitter’s APAC HQ in #Singapore! Congrats @shaileshrao @alizaknox @parrysingh @TwitterSG! #Home4Good
“The Asia-Pacific region is already one of the largest and fastest growing regions for Twitter today, and there still is enormous potential to show people, partners and advertisers the value of our platform, from Japan to India to Australia,” said Rao. “We’re capitalising on this growth in 2015 by making strategic investments across the region – from opening new offices and aggressively hiring staff, to acquiring companies and building local product experiences.”
“This is a milestone in Twitter’s history and we’re hiring the best and brightest to take our company to the next phase of regional growth as well as create a hub of innovation in Singapore,” said Knox. “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.”
“Twitter’s growth and establishment of the Asia Pacific headquarters is testament to Singapore’s information technology and telecommunications infrastructure, research capabilities and talent pool, which companies can leverage to capture the market opportunities in a fast growing Asia,” said Ms. Thien Kwee Eng, Assistant Managing Director, Singapore Economic Development Board. “We are also very proud that Twitter has chosen Singapore for its Asia-Pacific #RealTimeLab along with plans for a live digital innovation hub. This is aligned with Singapore’s push to build data analytics capabilities and will provide exciting new job opportunities for Singaporeans.”