AMD Promotes Key Executives In Asia Pacific And EMEA
—Kazuo Sakai Becomes Group Vice President, Sales and Marketing, Asia Pacific— —Giuliano Meroni Becomes Group Vice President, Sales and Marketing, EMEA, and Worldwide Distribution—
SUNNYVALE, CA --
AMD (NYSE: AMD) today announced the promotion of two key sales executives in its Asia Pacific and Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) regions.
Kazuo Sakai has been named group vice president, sales and marketing, Asia Pacific. In this new role, Sakai-san will be responsible for AMD’s sales and marketing activities for the Asia Pacific region except China and Korea. His major coverage includes such countries as Japan, Taiwan, India, Singapore and Australia. Sakai-san most recently served as AMD’s vice president, sales and marketing, North Asia Pacific and president, AMD Japan. In addition to his expanded responsibilities for South Asia, Sakai-san will continue to serve as president, AMD Japan.
Giuliano Meroni has been appointed group vice president, sales and marketing, EMEA, and Worldwide Distribution. In this expanded position, Meroni will provide executive oversight for AMD’s worldwide distribution channel sales and strategy in addition to leading AMD’s EMEA sales and marketing activities. Meroni previously served as AMD’s vice president of sales and marketing, Europe.
Both executives will continue to report to Henri Richard, AMD group vice president of Worldwide Sales.
“These promotions are part of AMD’s continued efforts to focus the entire organization on building strong bonds with strategic customers,” said Richard. “During their long and distinguished careers with AMD, Giuliano and Sakai-san have each developed highly effective sales teams, and built close relationships with key customers and complementors who have become important partners. I look forward to Sakai-san and Giuliano applying their leadership skills to a broader range of responsibilities.”
Founded in 1969 and based in Sunnyvale, California, AMD (NYSE: AMD) is a global supplier of integrated circuits for the personal and networked computer and communications markets with manufacturing facilities in the United States, Europe, Japan, and Asia. AMD, a Standard & Poor’s 500 company, produces microprocessors, Flash memory devices, and silicon-based solutions for communications and networking applications.
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