Google ANZ MD promoted to global mobile sales head

Karim Temsamani to take up job at Google HQ in October

Google's Australia-New Zealand managing director is to head the online giant's global mobile business and mobile ads strategy. Karim Temsamani will finish up his tenure at the Australian office in September to take on the new role at Google's head office in Mountain View, California from October 1. “The past three years working with the Google Australia and New Zealand team have been extraordinary and I’m excited to take on a new challenge at Google," Temsamani said in a statement. "There’s no doubt that the future of the internet is mobile and I look forward to playing a greater part in this fast growing and exciting business." Temsamani was an executive at Fairfax Australia before taking up the Google role three years ago. Meanwhile, expatriate New Zealander Craig Nevill-Manning, who is Google's engineering director, based in New York, is back in New Zealand this month and will give a presentation at Waikato University next week on Google's research into new search formats. - Additional reporting by David Watson

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