TAIPEI, Taiwan – June 20th, 2013 – HTC Corporation (TWSE: 2498), a global leader in mobile innovation and design, today announced the appointment of Jack Yang as President of South Asia and Sirpa Ikola as Senior Director of Marketing, South Asia. Both will be based in HTC’s Singapore operation.
“Today’s announcement underscores our focus on building a strong foundation for future growth,” said Peter Chou, CEO. “Jack and Sirpa bring proven track records in product planning and execution, and they have the knowledge, depth and experience needed to lead HTC in one of our most important markets during this period of rapid technology and industry change.”
Jack Yang, President of South Asia
Jack Yang brings over 20 years of experience in the mobile telecommunications industry. As the President of South Asia, he will be responsible for driving brand development and managing HTC’s operations in Southeast Asia (Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Myanmar, Cambodia, Laos), India, Australia and New Zealand, as well as in emerging markets including Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh.
Most recently, Jack was Head of iPhone and iPad Sales in Southeast Asia for Apple Inc., leading the company’s strategic product portfolio with a focus on growth and profitability. Before that, he held executive-level positions at several global mobile technology and software companies, including Motorola, Samsung and NEC Telecommunications.
Sirpa Ikola, Senior Director of Marketing, South Asia
With over 15 years of integrated marketing and business development experience in the mobile technology industry, Sirpa Ikola will be responsible for planning and executing HTC’s marketing strategy and brand presence in South Asia.
Sirpa joins HTC from Nokia, where she was the Head of Smart Devices Business in Southeast Asia. She brings expertise in launching successful marketing campaigns for and increasing brand awareness and sales.
Founded in 1997, HTC Corp. (HTC) is the creator of many award-winning mobile devices and industry firsts. By putting people at the center of everything it does, HTC pushes the boundaries of design and technology to create innovative and personal experiences for consumers around the globe. HTC's portfolio includes smartphones and tablets powered by the HTC Sense® user experience. HTC is listed on the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TWSE: 2498). For more information, please visit www.htc.com.