Twitter nabs a Googler to run its operations in Germany

Twitter has put Thomas de Buhr (Twitter profile) at the helm of its German operations, report The Wall Street Journal and various German media. The 45-year old Hamburg resident spent the last five years working for Google, most recently as its 'Director of Branding'.

His job as Twitter Germany's new managing director? To ramp up ad sales and build closer ties with German brands and advertising agencies in an effort to generate more revenue in one of Europe's biggest markets. De Buhr's first day at Twitter will be August 1, 2014.

The former MD of Twitter _Deutschland_, Rowan Barnett, will stay on board as the social networking company's Director of Market Development & Media in German-speaking countries.

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