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Microsoft Appoints New Greater China Chairman

Microsoft (MSFT) has appointed Simon L. K. Leung, former president of Motorola Asia, as Microsoft's senior vice president and chairman and CEO for Microsoft Greater China.

Zhang Yaqin, former acting CEO for Microsoft Greater China, was appointed as vice chairman and will be in charge of Microsoft's research and development in China.

Born in Macau, Leung joined Motorola in 1999 and as president of Motorola Asia and chairman of Motorola (China) Electronics, he has been in charge of Motorola's network and infrastructure business in the Asia-Pacific area.

At the same time, Microsoft announced plans to set up a strategic decision making committee in Greater China to lead Microsoft's organizations in this area and to be in charge of the general decision making and company management there. The committee members will include chairman and CEO for Microsoft Greater China Simon L. K. Leung, vice chairman for Microsoft Greater China Zhang Yaqin, COO for Microsoft Greater China Eugenio Beaufrand, and Microsoft's vice general legal adviser and vice president for Microsoft Greater China Liu Fengming.

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