Tuesday, October 25, 2005

Google Confirms Appointment of Johnny Chou as President (Sales and Business Development)

Google confirms what Chinese media reported two weeks ago: UTStarcom China President Johnny Chou to join Google China

From the Press Release:

"Johnny Chou will join Google as President, Sales and Business Development, Greater China. In this newly created role, Chou will be responsible for building Google's sales and channel businesses, and expanding the company's strategic partnerships in the region.

Chou comes to Google from UT Starcom, where he was President of the company's China Operations for the past 9 years, and brings over 20 years of diverse business management experience to Google. With the addition of Chou and the recent hire of Dr. Kai-Fu Lee, Google has brought together two of the most respected and experienced executives in China and their hire is a reflection of Google's commitment to the Chinese market.

Kai-Fu Lee and Johnny Chou will jointly oversee Google's overall operations. Chou will lead Google's sales and business development activities while Dr. Kai-Fu Lee will spearhead Google's public affairs and the creation of the company's research and development center."

Read more:
Google Gets New China Chief And R&D Center
Kai Fu Lee Follows His Heart to Googles Research Labs in China