Telecom & Wireless

Qualcomm Appoints New Asia Pacific Chairman

Qualcomm (QCOM) has announced the appointment of Jing Wang to senior vice president and chairman of Qualcomm Asia Pacific.

In his new role, Wang will assume management responsibilities for the Southeast Asia and Pacific regions, overseeing strategic initiatives and providing strategic direction for Qualcomm's Asia Pacific operations, in addition to his current management responsibilities for Greater China.

Wang will form and lead an Asia Pacific Strategy Committee within Qualcomm's global business development organization in order to support the acceleration of 3G CDMA take-up across the region. Ted Matsumoto, who had served as senior vice president and chairman of Qualcomm Japan/SEA-Pacific, has accepted a position as executive vice president and chief strategy officer of Softbank Mobile.

"Appointing Jing as senior vice president and chairman of Qualcomm Asia Pacific solidifies his strategic role in accelerating the growth of 3G CDMA across the entire region," said Jeff Jacobs, president of global development for Qualcomm. "He has been instrumental in enabling Chinese companies to become global wireless leaders and we are confident that he will continue to contribute significantly in driving 3G across all of Asia Pacific."

Prior to joining Qualcomm in 2001, Wang served as head of the Asia Practice Group for more than 12 years at Reed Smith, LLP, where he represented many prominent corporations, including Qualcomm.

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