Vice President of Sales – Japan, Hong Kong, Taiwan, South East Asia
As Vice President of Sales, Kumiko Shimamoto is responsible for developing and overseeing the Getty Images business in East Asia, which includes managing the offices in Tokyo, Hong Kong, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur and Bangkok.
Prior to this position, Kumiko worked in the Getty Images London office as the Senior Director of Editorial Sales and Media Management Services for Europe, where she was responsible for the strong growth of editorial sales in the U.K., Germany and Spain.
Kumiko joined Getty Images in 2001 through an acquisition of image.net Ltd. where she was the Director of Global Sales. Prior to image.net, Kumiko set up a computer game development studio in Manchester which focused on motor sports, where she gained experience in sports licensing. Before moving to the U.K., Kumiko worked for Osaka Gas in Japan developing a business park in central Kyoto.
Kumi holds a B.A. from Kobe University (Japan) and an M.A. from the University of Manchester (U.K.).