Mobile platform company Affle announced the appointment of Sam Li as General Manager for its Greater China business. Affle had recently launched its ‘Mobile Audience as a Service (MAAS)’ platform in China in July, 2015 and its China business has been growing since. With Li on board, Affle is set to expand its mobile platform business in the region.
Li brings board extensive and relevant experience of over 14 years in top global companies like Nokia and Rovio. Prior to joining Affle, Sam Li was the Country Director, China and Director of Business Development & Key Accounts at Rovio – the maker of Angry Birds. Prior to that, he had spent over 10 years at Nokia and worked in various business and technology roles at country and regional levels in China, Singapore and Europe. With his mobile industry experience, Li will support Affle to grow its China business exponentially.
Commenting on his appointment, Anuj Kumar, Co-founder and Managing Director, Affle said, “We are glad to welcome Sam to spearhead our business in China. Since the launch of Affle’s MAAS platform in China, some of the largest commerce and app companies have signed up for our platform. I am confident that with Sam on board, we will strengthen those partnerships and build out an even more solid local team. Greater China is a very strategic and high priority market for us. It is great to have Sam to lead it as he brings in a solid blend of leadership, technology, business and local market experience.”
Sam Li, General Manager (China), Affle said, “I am really excited to join Affle to drive its business in Greater China. The mobile economy particularly in China is growing very rapidly and the mobile ad market is already estimated to be over USD 14 billion. I find Affle’s unified technology platform approach to address this market very disruptive and am confident that we would very soon acquire significant market share in China, backed by our solid and evolving product portfolio, management focus and experienced global and local teams.”