Chen Weiding, president of Intel (INTC) China, is rumored to be resigning on March 31, 2008 with his duties in the field of government affairs temporarily taken over by Ge Jun, a legal consultant with Intel China.
However, Intel has not chosen a successor for Chen. Though Intel has not made any official comment on Chen's departure, several staff of the company have confirmed Chen's resignation at the end of the first quarter of this year and said they have received an email notice about this.
Some staff from Intel China are reportedly shocked about the resignation of Chen, who has worked for Intel for 18 years and is also a 12-year veteran for Intel China.
Currently, Intel is engaged in sales, development, corporate affairs and manufacturing in China, for each of which it has a arranged separate team and person in charge. Chen is mainly responsible for Intel's government affairs, educational outreach and corporate social responsibility in China.