HONG KONG, September 14 /CNW/ - Clayton Haswell, former managing director
of the Associated Press for Asia and the Pacific, has been appointed president
and CEO of Globe7 HK Limited, a global Internet, online advertising, and
provider of hosting solutions.
"Haswell will be responsible for Globe7's operations in Asia, the U.S.
and Europe," said Venkat S. Meenavilli, chairman and managing director of
Northgate Technologies, which owns Globe7. He said Haswell will manage the
launch of several of Globe7's Internet 2.0 websites, and will develop online
advertising strategies with Axill.
A career journalist and media manager, Haswell served as chief editor of
several newspapers and websites, and spent 16 years managing U.S. and
international bureaus for the AP, the world's largest news agency. Before his
assignment in Asia, he was responsible for all newspaper and digital business
operations in 33 countries and established the AP's first Asia-based business
Haswell is the founder and president of the World Free Press Institute, a
non-profit organization training journalists and media managers in developing
Globe7 HK is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Northgate Technologies Limited.
Northgate Technologies Limited is a publicly traded company in India with
operations in the USA, UK, India, Singapore, and Hong Kong.
Meenavilli and Haswell will discuss plans at the press conference. These
include the launch of several Chinese-language websites:
Longhaier.com, which will be launched in November, is a portal for
Chinese youth and students offering interactive features, information, and
services, and will be focused on students.
Egglad.com, launching in October, is the world's first site combining
gaming and commerce. Egglad will provide over 500 free games, allowing users
to win electronics and other prizes or purchase items at deep discounts.
Axill China is the online advertising division of Globe7 HK. By providing
internet advertising expertise and services to over 15,000 publishers and
partners worldwide, Axill China will serve the burgeoning Chinese market by
providing video, banner and other types of advertising on a hosted platform.
With over 25 million downloads, Globe7 is rated as the "World's Number 1
VoIP Provider" by myvoipprovider.com, offering cost-effective solutions for
international communications. Bundled hardware and software packages allow
Globe7 to offer unlimited calling to 25 countries. Recent enhancements include
mobile and WiFi versions of the application, available at www.oneoperator.com.
For further information:
For further information: Globe7 HK Limited Miss Cecilia Wong, (852) 3653