DALLAS, Sep. 24 – Match.com announced today that Takahito Uezono has been named president and country manager of Match.com Japan K.K. In this role, Uezono is responsible for all Match.com business and operational activities in Japan and will report to Carl Leubsdorf, Jr., senior vice president, Asia-Pacific operations. Uezono previously led the Japan business operations for an international Internet community site.
“Japan is a market where Match.com foresees great opportunities for growth,” Leubsdorf said.. “We are confident that Mr. Uezono’s extensive online and communication experience will help us dynamically drive and grow our Japan operations.”
"Match.com is a great way to meet people at one’s own pace. I’m excited to elevate Match.com’s brand awareness in Japan and help singles find love and happiness,” said Uezono. “I believe Match.com can play an important role in Japan, where finding love and getting married is becoming increasingly difficult.”
About Takahito Uezono
Takahito Uezono joined Match.com in September 2009 as president and country manager of Match.com Japan K.K. Uezono has a wide range of business experience in Japan at international corporations as an expert in marketing/communications and electronic media. Prior to joining Match.com, he served as Japan representative of world-leading avatar chat service Habbo. Uezono arrives at Match.com Japan K.K. via National Westminster Banking Group, Knight-Ridder Financial News, Hakuhodo, J. Walter Thompson (JWT), DoubleClick and Vodafone. Born in Santo Domingo, the Dominican Republic, Uezono holds an undergraduate degree in political science from Sophia University, Tokyo. He lives in Ichikawa, Chiba.
Match.com pioneered online personals when it launched on the Web in 1995 and continues to lead this exciting and evolving category after more than a decade. Throughout its 14-year history, Match.com has helped redefine the way people meet and fall in love. Match.com provides a rich tapestry of ethnicities, interests, goals, ambitions, quirks, looks and personalities from which to choose. Match.com operates some of the leading subscription-based online dating sites in 24 countries, in 8 languages and spanning five continents, as well as oversees its ongoing investment in Meetic. Match.com also powers online dating on MSN across Asia, Australia, the United States and Latin America. Match.com is an operating business of IAC .