Gerrit “Pim” Kuyntjes is the Vice President and General Manager of the Singapore office for J.D. Power Asia Pacific. He leads the development of research, analysis and consulting for the Asia Pacific automotive industry, and interfaces with the headquarters offices of J.D. Power Asia Pacific in Tokyo and with the corporate offices of J.D. Power in Westlake Village, California.
Prior to joining J.D. Power Asia Pacific in 2002, Mr. Kuyntjes was a partner at Alliant, Inc., a Tokyo-based management consulting firm, with responsibility for its Japan market entry consulting practice. Previously, he was the Japan representative and general manager of eMarketer Japan LLC. His responsibilities included the establishment and management of the Japanese subsidiary of New York-based research company eMarketer Inc.
Previously, Mr. Kuyntjes worked as research director at Destination West in Tokyo. In this capacity, he was responsible for developing and directing international automotive research programs, as well as the planning of international advertising campaigns for Japanese and multinational clients.
Mr. Kuyntjes received a doctoral degree in mass communication from the Katholieke Universiteit Nijmegen in the Netherlands.