Intel Corporation has announced the appointment of Xu (Ian) Yang, 40, to vice president of Intel’s Asia-Pacific Sales and Marketing Group.
The company also said Beijing-based Yang has been promoted to co-general manager of Intel’s Asia-Pacific region effective immediately and will be jointly responsible for all sales, marketing and enabling of Intel’s products in the region. He will share this responsibility with John A. Antone.
“Ian’s leadership skills and strong understanding of China will be a great asset to our sales efforts across the Asia-Pacific region," said Anand Chandrasekher, Intel vice president and director of the Sales and Marketing Group.
“This region includes some of the fastest-growing emerging markets in the world, including China and India, and will play a critical role in Intel’s ongoing success and growth. Understanding our customers’ needs and those of consumers in these countries will ensure that Intel continues providing compelling market-driven technologies that bring new possibilities to people’s lives.”
Yang joined Intel in 1986 as a co-op student, subsequently holding several marketing, sales and management positions in China and the United States.
Most recently, he was Intel China country manager, where he was responsible for the company’s sales and marketing operations and further developing Intel’s presence across the country.