UK news and information group Reuters has appointed Alexander Hungate as managing director for the Asia region.
Hungate was previously chief marketing officer at Reuters. Prior to this role he was president of focus group accounts at Reuters, responsible for sales customers worldwide.
Before this he was co-chief executive officer of Reuters America with joint responsibility for the group's business in the Americas.
He joined Reuters in 1993 and worked at Reuters New Media in New York in the early days of the world wide web.
Before joining Reuters in 1993, Hungate worked on strategy projects at Booz Allen & Hamilton in Europe, Asia and the US, advising clients in the media and high technology industries.
Hungate becomes Reuters Asia MD on 1 January 2006 and will lead the regional team responsible for Reuters business activities in Asia. He is based in Hong Kong and reports to Christopher Hagman, MD of global sales and service operations, Reuters.
Reuters said in July that it was targeting emerging markets and plans to scale up its operations in China and India. The group says Hungate is now well placed to drive the implementation of these plans.