Hot on the heels of the debut of its new flagship Android phone, HTC has announced that it’s got a new CEO too.
Cher Wang, Chairwoman an co-founder of HTC, has been named HTC’s new CEO. The change is taking effect immediately. Former CEO Peter Chou is saying with HTC, moving to a new role as the lead of a new Future Development lab that’ll see him work on new ways for HTC to grow.
New HTC CEO Cher Wang had this to say about transitioning to her new position:
“We are seeing rapid changes in the industry, with the smartphone as our personal hub connecting us to a growing world of smart devices. We pioneered the smartphone industry; now we are applying that thinking to realize the potential of a new generation of connected products and services. The overwhelming response that our virtual reality product, HTC Vive, received earlier this month underlines the importance of these new connected technologies for our future. As an entrepreneur at heart, I am excited to see so many new opportunities, and I am honoured to accept this opportunity to help shape the next stage of HTC’s development.”
It’s a big deal when any major company like HTC gets a new CEO, but it’s not like we’re seeing a totally new face taking over the reins at HTC. Still, it’ll be interesting to see how Cher Wang leads HTC in the coming months and years, especially with HTC in the midst of a focus on new products like the Grip and Vive as well as increased competition from companies like Xiaomi.