Acer names new corporate president & CEO

Taiwanese laptop and mobile device player names new chief executive
Acer names new corporate president & CEO

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Taiwan-based PC maker Acer has appointed Jason Chen as the new corporate president and CEO effective from 1st January 2014.

Chen takes over from JT Wang who stepped down as chairman and CEO of the company in November, 2013.

Chen is taking the important role of leading Acer through its corporate transformation, as the vendor has reported a decline in PC sales over the last few quarters.

Acer chairman Stan Shih said: "Jason is an excellent manager with extensive management experience and proven execution capability. Acer's search committee met with him on several occasions for in-depth dialogue and exchange of views. We consider him to be the ideal executive to lead our transformation with his wealth of new thinking, international perspective and willingness to face this challenge. Moreover, he shares the consensus on our strategy and development for Acer's future."

With Chen as Acer's corporate president and CEO, Shih shall continue to serve as chairman of Acer and the Transformation Committee.

In addition, Chen will become a member of the committee and work together to review the change initiatives, and enhance communication and processes between the Board and the management team.

Prior to joining Acer, Chen served at TSMC from 2005 as the vice president, Corporate Development. Since 2008 he has served as Acer's senior vice president of Worldwide Sales and Marketing.

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