Yahoo has promoted Sebastian Graham to Director of Native APAC, effective immediately. In his new role, Graham will oversee the strategy for native advertising through Yahoo’s unified ad tech stack in APAC.
Graham’s remit will include strengthening Yahoo native ad product capabilities to suit APAC’s marketing landscape, while building on strategic and technical global partnerships to create value through Yahoo native ads for advertisers and publishers.
In his previous role, Graham drove Yahoo’s native commercial and partnership strategies for Australia and New Zealand, where Yahoo’s native products reported a 164% YoY increase in demand in 2022.
Graham’s elevation comes amidst Yahoo Native’s robust demand and growth, and rising relevance as a central channel in omnichannel campaigns, with its integration into the Yahoo DSP, said a statement by the company.
Recent changes to Yahoo's leadership team in APAC—with Paul Sigaloff leading Yahoo’s ad tech business in the region, and expanded remits for Dan Richardson and John McNerney—come on the back of accelerating momentum for Yahoo in APAC, the statement added. These leadership appointments support a cohesive and seamless strategy in APAC, as Yahoo doubles down on connecting clients and partners across the region to growth.