Partner, Buxton Independent Consulting
Peter Buxton is a British national working and living in Yangon in Myanmar. Peter spent 25 years with the ITT Corporation, the latter 15 years in senior executive positions within ITT World Directories. During this time Peter operated in the United Kingdom, Belgium and Germany and regularly took assignments in other international markets. In 1996 Peter left ITT and founded his own independent consultancy business, Buxton Independent Consulting based in Starnberg, Germany, offering his extensive international experience of the directory sector to the publishers of Europe. Since June 2105 Peter has been General Manager of MMRD Publications, the leading directory provider in Myanmar.
MMRD is the leading provider of digital and directory services in Myanmar, offering a wide range of Yellow Pages-style directories, including online and apps, vertical directories and website build.
In addition to his role as General Manager of MMRD Publications, Peter Buxton continues to offer consultancy services in the local search / directory sector.
Peter also works with Jesper Simonsen and Bert Jan ten Kate to offer the highly popular series of conferences and workshops under the titles Yellow Search TODAY! and LOCAL SEARCH TODAY!
Consultant, JS Consulting ApS
Jesper Simonsen entered the directory sector in 1996 with Telenor Media AS, now Eniro Norway. Until 2002 he held the position as Vice President International responsible for Telenor Media‘s international expansion and was also operationally responsible for the operations in Northern and Eastern Europe.
In the period 2010 – 2014 Jesper was Senior Vice President in Heise Medien Gruppe, a leading German directory and magazine publisher, being responsible for the Eastern Europe directory operations in Russia, Latvia, Lithuania and Belarus.
Since 2002 Jesper has been a partner in JS Consulting ApS. As an independent consultant he is offering his key competences within international operations, strategy incl. implementation, sales, media change processes and Mergers and Acquisitions to major publishers and local search companies in Europe.
Before joining Telenor Media Jesper had international, executive positions in the TV Media business and before that in the Computer Services industry. Jesper holds a M.Sc. from the Technical University of Copenhagen.
JS Consulting ApS is in co-operation with Buxton Independent consulting organizing the Yellow Search TODAY! and LOCAL SEARCH TODAY! Conferences and Workshops. These are series of conferences for executives, managers and specialists in the directory and local search sector. They specialize in up-to-date issues affecting the local search sector today.
JS Consulting ApS is also offering consultancy services within strategy, sales, media change, online/digital media, international operations and Mergers and Acquisitions to publishers and local search companies in Europe.
Mobile: +45 40 15 18 38
Bert Jan ten Kate
Bert Jan is currently founder and owner of Massarius, in the Netherlands.
A result driven on-line and digital generalist, Bert Jan brings combined skills in commerce, product and technology, supported by financial planning with a track record in strategic consulting, online classifieds, social media and monetisation. He is a regular speaker at industry events and is well-known in the sector.
MASSARIUS B.V. was founded in 2011 and is a publisher trading desk for independent publishers and specialises in advertising space management and programmatic selling and automated sales for premium websites. The yield managers assist publishers and support partners with a professional network, knowledge, display sales, inventory- proposition and management.
Telephone: + 31 6 2346 0806