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Ken Yang

Head of Global Partnership & HK Country Head
Ken (MENG-LUN) Yang is an aspiring person with broad-based experience in business development and operation management. Ken is committed to driving teams to success and has solid track record in leading multi-functional teams in international tech startups. Ken has diversified background. He joined international companies as sales and business development roles to deliver business result with keen problem-solving and communication skills, and joined a tech startup to grow team from 10 to 100+, showing great positive impact to the company .
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National Taiwan University
台北市, 台灣

Professional Background

  • Current status
    Employed
    Ready to interview
  • Profession
    CEO, Chief Executive Officer
    COO, Chief Operation Officer
    Global Marketing Mgr.
  • Fields
    Internet
    Mobile Apps
    Ecommerce
  • Work experience
    6-10 years relevant
  • Management
  • Skills
    Microsoft Office
    Communication
    Business Development
    Management Team
    Marketing Strategy
    Strategy Development and Implementation
    Project Management
  • Languages
    English
    Professional
  • Highest level of education

Job search preferences

  • Desired job type
    Full-time
    Interested in working remotely
  • Desired positions
    General manager
  • Desired work locations
  • Freelance

Work Experience

Hong Kong Country Head

Aug 2023 - Present
• Restructured the strategic approach for the Hong Kong market, driving consistent monthly growth, establishing new monthly GMV records, and realizing 100% YoY growth in orders.

Head of Global Partnerships

Oct 2022 - Present
• Led negotiations for a year-long partnership with Visa, potentially driving an additional 10% in GMV for the company in 2024. • Devised a channel partnership model that generated an extra 10%+ revenue in selected merchandise categories. • Enhanced the company's portfolio through partnerships in the movie industry, propelling the platform to the top three online movie booking services in Taiwan.

Head of Marketing

Oct 2020 - Jun 2023
2 yrs 9 mos
Taiwan
• Directed a 10-member team to map out the customer journey, formulate marketing strategies, and implement them through online advertising, PR, social media, SEM, CRM, partnerships, and targeted campaigns. • Launched thematic events like the Hot Pot and Massage festivals, achieving record-high GMV and securing the Silver Award in the 2021 Digital Singularity Awards in e-commerce.

Head of Growth

Oct 2019 - Oct 2020
1 yr 1 mo
Taiwan

Chief Operating Officer

Aug 2017 - May 2019
1 yr 10 mos
Taipei City, Taiwan
• Oversaw operations, leading teams across HR, Finance, Legal, Compliance, and Project Management; effectively scaling the company's workforce from 10 to over 100 members while also establishing key operational frameworks. • Implemented financial control procedures, achieving a 30% cost reduction in 6 months, and contributed to strategic planning with financial analyses and forecasting. • Guided the Legal team in daily operations, intellectual property filings, and regulatory compliance, enhancing corporate governance and global legal strategies. • Drove the acquisition of crypto-related licenses across multiple regions and the development of payment solutions and KYC/AML protocols for the exchange. • Coordinated cross-functional efforts for board meetings, investor reporting, and supported fundraising and due diligence activities.

Business Development Manager

Oct 2016 - Jul 2017
10 mos
• Pioneered the development of the Middle East & North Africa (MENA) market, leading cross-regional teams in India and the Middle East to establish the company's VoIP service app as the leading platform in MENA with over 10 million downloads. • Cultivated partnerships with MENA's local ad networks to enhance revenue streams, and negotiated cost-saving agreements with over 10 telecom giants including Vodafone, Tata, STC, Etisalat, and Airtel. • Strategically aligned with industry leaders such as Microsoft, IBM, Huawei, and local MENA payment services to equip the Whatscall product team with resources necessary for developing innovative features and expanding the user base.

Market Development Specialist

Oct 2015 - Sep 2016
1 yr 0 mos
Taipei City, Taiwan
• Spearheaded the 2016 laptop initiatives with Taiwanese ODMs, forecasting potential revenue generation of USD 15 million. • Synthesized sales data and market analytics into strategic insights, empowering management to make informed decisions. • Led comprehensive market research on the global laptop industry and collaborated with the Greater China sales team to craft an overarching strategic plan. • Handpicked for a one-month tenure in Germany as part of an elite global innovation team, assigned to devise a new product development plan for driving future business expansion.

Market Analyst

Jul 2014 - Sep 2015
1 yr 3 mos
Taipei City, Taiwan

Analyst Intern

Feb 2012 - Jun 2012
5 mos
Taiwan

Education

Bachelor of Engineering (BEng)
2008 - 2012
Activities and societies
NTU Model United Nations, 1st Pan Asia Model United Nations Conference