LONDON AND BEIJING, Jan. 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- App Annie, the industry leader in app store analytics and market intelligence, today announced another milestone in the company's momentum with the opening of a new office in London. The London office builds on App Annie's local presence in Beijing, San Francisco, Tokyo and Hong Kong, and will serve as a hub for operations across Europe, the Middle East and Asia (EMEA). App Annie also announced today the appointment of mobile gaming industry veteran Olivier Bernard as Vice President, EMEA. Bernard will lead App Annie's sales and operations in the region.
According to App Annie's recent App Annie Index™ the United Kingdom ranked as one of the top four countries leading downloads and revenue in the iOS and Google Play stores. As the market for mobile apps continues to accelerate throughout EMEA, App Annie will be on the ground to provide trusted data and market intelligence to help inform the region's investor, publisher, mobile and gaming industries.
Bernard brings with him more than a decade of international sales, business development and operational management experience in the mobile and gaming industries. Prior to App Annie, Bernard served as VP and General Manager of International at Glu mobile, a global publisher of mobile games. At Glu, he was responsible for managing the company's client base and overseeing all operations in EMEA, Asia-Pacific (APAC) and Latin America (LATAM) regions. Previous to Glu, Bernard held senior business positions within the gaming industry at Vodafone Group and Atari. He holds an M.A. in History and Political Science from University Lyon 2 in Lyon, France.
"I'm looking forward to continuing to increase App Annie's local presence across Europe, the Middle East and Africa, and forging new business relationships throughout the region," said Bernard. "With an already strong presence in the U.S. and Asian markets, EMEA is the next natural market for App Annie to tap into and I'm excited to serve our clients in the region with the local support they need to be successful."
About App Annie
App Annie is the industry leader in app store analytics and market intelligence for the global app economy. More than 80 percent of the Top 100 iOS publishers by worldwide revenues use its services, and more than 150,000 apps rely daily on App Annie Analytics to track their downloads, revenues, rankings and reviews. The company is tracking more downloads and revenues than any other app store market data company – to date, over 11 billion downloads and more than US$ 1.5 billion in app store publisher revenues. App Annie is a privately held global company with offices in Beijing, San Francisco, London, Tokyo and Hong Kong. For more information, and to stay up to date on App Annie news, visit www.appannie.com, check out our blog and follow @AppAnnie on Twitter.
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