Smart appoints Ingrid Couasnon as EVP Sales EMEA
Since July 1st, Ingrid oversees all EMEA business activities to support Smart’s growth. In this capacity, she sits on the executive committee of the company.
PARIS — July 11th, 2018 — Smart, the independent ad monetization platform, has promoted Ingrid Couasnon to EVP EMEA from Country Manager, France. In her new role, Ingrid will lead the business and operational activities of Smart’s clients in the EMEA region. She oversees a team of 50 people and reports directly to Arnaud Créput, CEO of Smart.
Ingrid is responsible for all EMEA Country Managers and their teams with a focus on Spain, Germany, Italy and Poland. Ingrid is also in charge of identifying new revenue opportunities, through the establishment of strategic partnerships.
Ingrid joins Smart’s executive committee, whose role is to ensure the operational management of the company and deliver the objectives and long-term vision decided by the newly formed Strategic Board. Ingrid will be responsible, alongside her American counterpart, to align the ambitious strategic and commercial objectives to all entities that fall under her purview. She also represents Smart at conferences, round tables and events.
“Premium publishers increasingly need to take back control of their advertising activities to ensure sustainable growth and reduce their dependence on the walled gardens: it is therefore Smart’s mission to accompany our clients and help them build their own Private Gardens. I am excited to expand my role during a critical time in our industry where independence is becoming vital for publishers. Smart’s value proposition has never been stronger,” said Couasnon, EVP, EMEA, Smart.
Ingrid joined Smart 9 years ago, as Business Development Manager before climbing the ranks to her current role. In her most recent role as French Country Manager, she headed the sales and operations team for the local market and was responsible for developing new businesses to ensure the growth and profitability of the company.
Ingrid Couasnon is a graduate of the Normandy School of Management and has a Masters degree in International Skills Management from Audencia Business School.
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Smart is a fully transparent ad monetization platform built for premium publishers to serve demanding buyers. Our unique holistic and flexible approach gives full control back to publishers by driving performance and value of their loyal audience. Demand and data agnostic, Smart empowers publishers to maximize yield through all sales channels, ad products, and screens. Smart works directly with more than 1,000 publishers worldwide including TracFone, Le Monde, Ozy.com and Wine Enthusiast to deliver display, video, native, and rich-media ads to over 50,000 sites and apps. Ranked on the Deloitte Technology Fast 500 EMEA, with 11 offices and 215 employees worldwide, Smart leads the charge in building a transparent ecosystem based on quality. Smart is a “GDPR ready” company as certified by independent data protection specialist, ePrivacy GmbH.
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