Technology Industry Veteran David Tang to Lead AMD Greater China
Former Nokia and 3Com executive brings more than 20 years of experience in driving successful computing businesses in China
AMD (NYSE: AMD) today announced that David Tang will join the company as senior vice president, AMD, and president of AMD Greater China. He is expected to start Feb. 1, 2011 and will be responsible for executing a single, integrated corporate strategy for all of AMD’s business in the Greater China region. He will report to Dirk Meyer, AMD president and chief executive officer, and be a member of AMD’s senior executive team. Tang will be based in AMD’s Beijing office and replaces Karen Guo, who will leave AMD at the end of the year.
“Greater China is one of the world’s most important technology markets and we are committed to continuing to strengthen and align our business with the growth in the region,” said Meyer. “David’s two decades of experience working in China has equipped him with the ideal combination of engineering, sales, marketing and operations skills needed to lead the next phase of growth for AMD in China.”
“With differentiated products, a compelling roadmap and world class customers, it is a great time to join AMD,” said Tang. “I look forward to leveraging my technology industry expertise and relationships with key partners and government entities in China to build on AMD’s strong engineering execution, sales and global operations in Greater China.”
Prior to joining AMD, Tang most recently worked as the group vice chairman of Nokia China and chairman, Nokia Telecommunications Ltd. with responsibility for government relations, strategic partnerships, business strategy, corporate reputation, corporate sustainability and corporate development. While at Nokia, he led China sales for five years, growing the business significantly from 2005 to 2009.
Prior to Nokia, Tang worked at 3Com for seven years, leaving as president, China and North Asia Beijing regions. Earlier in his career, Tang held various marketing and business roles at Digital Equipment, AST Research and Apple Computer.
Tang has a bachelor’s degree in computer science and engineering from California State University at Long Beach and a master’s degree in business from California State University at Fullerton.
In 2010, Tang was named one of the “Ten Best Professional Managers of the Decade” by CEO & CIO magazine in China. He serves as the vice president of the European Chamber of Commerce in China, vice chairman of the China Association of Enterprises with Foreign Investments, and vice chairman of the Beijing International Chamber of Commerce.
AMD has approximately 1,975 employees in the Greater China Region across Beijing, Shanghai, Suzhou, Taipei, Hong Kong and other locations, performing diverse functions such as research and development, platform engineering, engineering design, global operations and sales and marketing.
Advanced Micro Devices (NYSE: AMD) is an innovative technology company dedicated to collaborating with customers and technology partners to ignite the next generation of computing and graphics solutions at work, home and play. For more information, visit http://www.amd.com.
AMD, the AMD Arrow logo, and combinations thereof, are trademarks of Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. Other names are for informational purposes only and may be trademarks of their respective owners.