Mongoose hires Patrick Brennan as director of business development

Brennan is an experienced media expert with extensive knowledge of digital and print innovations in the publishing industry. He has worked across North America, Latin America, Europe and Asia, where he will now be based permanently.

Brennan’s broad international experience includes five years in Tokyo as Regional Director for the Financial Times as well as VP Business Development at CMP Media LLC principally focused on China and India and as Vice President Business Development Asia-Pacific & Latin America at Hearst Magazines International. Most recently Brennan has been advising a number of start-up and established digital and print media companies.

Group CEO Graham Paling is excited to announce Brennan’s appointment. “At Mongoose, we recognise that we have to constantly deliver the very best for our readers and commercial partners.

“I have worked with Patrick for many years during his time at Hearst. Bringing such a respected and talented individual as Patrick into the company was a fantastic opportunity and I am delighted that he has agreed to come and work with us at Mongoose.”

“Patrick will bring valuable insight and inspiration to our team, who I am sure will benefit greatly from working with him. I also think Patrick will find working back in Asia extremely motivating.”

“We have enjoyed a time of extensive growth since 2007 with the launch of Time Out Kuala Lumpur, Esquire Malaysia, ELLE Malaysia, Women’s Health Malaysia, taking over Men’s Health Malaysia, and the opening of our Singapore operation, launching Esquire Singapore and taking on Time Out Singapore. Patrick is a key component of our drive to now take Mongoose to the next level.”

Brennan commented that “Mongoose is an exciting and innovative media group whose philosophy and approach to the media business is something that I have admired and respected for a number of years.”

“I am delighted to be joining the team at an important stage in the company’s development and look forward to working with Graham and the entire team and helping to propel Mongoose to even greater success”.

The role of Director of Business Development will be responsible for the domestic and international strategy and business growth of Mongoose in Asia. Using his experience, creative thinking and influence, the Director of Business Development will assist the Group CEO with developing, communicating, executing and sustaining strategic initiatives and best practice in every field.

Brennan will join Mongoose on October 13th 2015.

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