LivingSocial appoints CEO


livingsocialPaul Langston has been appointed CEO of LivingSocial Australia and New Zealand, following the resignation of current chief Adam Rigby.

Langston’s appointment comes following a two year tenure as CFO of the company’s local and Asia Pacific operations. Prior to LivingSocial, Langston has held several executive roles across Asia Pacific, Middle East, and European markets.

“Throughout my time with LivingSocial, Adam has been a great friend and colleague, and although I am sad to see him leave, I am thrilled at the opportunity it presents and to working closely with our talented team,” Langston said.

“As the leader in the sector, LivingSocial is set to expand in many new areas through the next 18months, delivering more and better opportunities for our merchant and advertiser partners, as well as offering shoppers and consumers a broader range of quality and value-driven local offers.”

Rigby, who was appointed chief in 2010, will remain as chairman of LivingSocial Australia during the transition period.

“I have greatly enjoyed being a part of such a wonderful company and helping it grow significantly over the past four years, while the sector has dramatically evolved,” Rigby said.

“As LivingSocial is set to undergo its next phase of evolution in 2014, it’s the right time for me to step aside now for my next adventure and for Paul to take on the reigns as CEO. I’ll greatly miss the team I’ve worked so closely with in Sydney and around the region and look forward to seeing what they will now achieve under Paul’s leadership.”

Based in Sydney, with headquarters in Washington, D.C., LivingSocial  has more than 60 million members in more than 19 countries.

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