Facebook Opens An Office In Indonesia, Its Fourth-Largest Country
Facebook has just opened an office in Indonesia, its fourth-largest market with 65 million registered users.
According to Daily Social, the company already has key personnel on board—having hired a country manager, ‘growth manager,’ and engineers—but a physical presence will help to ramp up hiring and increase engagement with the local community.
“It’s very exciting because when we look at Indonesia, it’s one of our priority markets for expansion, so it’s exciting to think about how we’re going to grow that business over time,” Facebook Vice President of Asia Pacific Dan Neary said in a statement.
In addition to increasing local advertising revenue, Neary said the company will focus on helping e-commerce among SMEs—Facebook-based stores are massively popular across Southeast Asia, particularly in Indonesia—promoting political dialogue, and aiding the country’s tourism efforts.
Facebook opened an office in Singapore—its first in Southeast Asia—in 2010, and also has a physical presence in Malaysia. It now has a total of 13 offices in the Asia Pacific region.