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Hannes Ben


Chief International Officer

Hannes is the founder of Forward3D’s APAC division and Locaria, the Forward Group’s localisation, performance linguistics, multilingual search and social organic business.
Within the APAC division, he spearheaded the development of search engine strategies for Yandex, Baidu, 360, Yahoo!Japan, Naver and Daum and built strong relationships with leadership teams of all those platforms.
Over the last 7 years Hannes has helped Forward3D to establish offices in Shanghai, Seoul, Tokyo, Hong Kong and Singapore from where Forward3D manages the local APAC operations for a number of major global brands from a variety of industries, in particular travel and luxury retail.


One of the largest independent digital agencies worldwide with over 10 million clicker per day, in 67 markets and 51 languages. Over 300 staff serve the world’s biggest retail brands, with 10 years of experience with blue-chip global companies. Forward3D is a cultured and diverse digital marketing agency working in an inspiring environment. They have established a global reputation through our success across all digital channels; including paid search, natural search, display and social platforms.