Montréal, Canada and Tokyo, Japan – February 18th, 2020 – Audiokinetic Inc., the leading global provider of cross-platform audio solutions for the interactive media and gaming industries announced today that it has appointed technology executive Arnaud Saint-Martin as Head of Business Development for the Asia market.
Saint-Martin, who is based in Tokyo, Japan, will be leading the company’s sales team and growth strategy in Asia, and will be responsible for driving partnerships and developing the company’s new business segments, while managing a large and diverse portfolio of developers. The company founded its first Asia subsidiary Audiokinetic K.K. in Japan in 2013. Last year, it launched another subsidiary to serve its Asia market, Audiokinetic Shanghai Technology Co, Ltd, in China. Saint-Martin will help drive the organization through next steps as Audiokinetic continues its expansion in the region. Leading tailored efforts towards growing and empowering interactive audio communities in Asia, Saint-Martin will be spearheading business opportunities in alignment with the company's global vision and long-term objectives.
Following its acquisition by Sony Interactive Entertainment in January of 2019, Audiokinetic announced that it will maintain its commitment in delivering innovative multi-platform audio solutions with even greater resources. Audiokinetic is a trusted partner to the world’s largest game developers, OEMs and technology companies, including those in Asia such as Nintendo, Capcom and Sony Interactive Entertainment in Japan, Tencent, Alibaba and NetEase in China, and NCsoft, PearlAbyss and PUBG in Korea. The addition of Saint-Martin reinforces Audiokinetic’s ongoing multi-platform commitment, as well as the company’s commitment to diversifying and growing its new business segments in the Asia market.
“We are very pleased to welcome Mr. Saint-Martin to our Audiokinetic family. He is a top-performing executive with an extraordinary track-record in leadership, strategic planning and execution,” said Martin H. Klein, Audiokinetic CEO. “Mr. Saint-Martin brings immensely valuable experience and relationships as well as extensive knowledge of the Asia market, to our global executive team at a time where our activity in Asia is thriving and ready for the next stage.”
A specialist of business in Asia, with a strong focus on Japan, Korea and China, Saint-Martin is fluent in Japanese, English and French, and has chosen Tokyo as his hometown 24 years ago. Previously, Saint-Martin was the Global Director of Developer Account Management for Microsoft, leading the worldwide commercial team of Havok. Prior to that, he served as Asia Region Director for Havok, and was also involved in business development and production for key projects published by iconic brands such as Famitsu and Atari.
“I am thrilled to join the talented team of Audiokinetic and to lead its Business Development in Asia. My experience developing business in Asia, and leading worldwide sales and strategic account management, will help Audiokinetic accelerate its growth in the Asia region while increasing its impact in the global community of audio creators and developers,” said Saint-Martin, Audiokinetic Head of Business Development in Asia. “I am committed to Audiokinetic’s vision and look forward to increasing its investments and efforts in the Asia region, as well as empowering a growing number of ambitious interactive projects with Audiokinetic, across a large variety of technology platforms and business segments.”
Audiokinetic sets new standards in audio production for interactive media and games. The company’s middleware solutions, including the award-winning Wwise® and SoundSeed®, empower sound designers and audio programmers with a cost effective, comprehensive authoring tool and audio engine for creating innovative interactive experiences. Audiokinetic is headquartered in Montréal, QC, Canada, has subsidiaries in Tokyo, Japan, and Shanghai, China, as well as Product Experts in Europe. www.audiokinetic.com