TAIPEI (The China Post) — HTC, a Taiwan electronics consumer company, on Sept.17 appointed Yves Maitre as the company’s new CEO, while founder Cher Wang remained as the board director.
According to HTC’s statement, Maitre joined HTC from Orange, a France-based telecommunications firm, where he held senior executive positions for over 14 years, most recently as EVP of Consumer Equipment and Partnerships, overseeing Orange’s connected technology strategy and business. He first started working with HTC upon his appointment as Senior VP for Devices in 2005.
Maitre was the first to negotiate and deploy Android smartphones in Europe during his tenure at Orange, the statement wrote.
HTC said Cher Wang will continue as chairperson of the HTC board, in which she will focus on future technologies that align with HTC’s expanding portfolio and vision of VIVE Reality.
“When I took over as CEO four years ago, I set out to reinvent HTC as a complete ecosystem company and lay the foundations for the company to flourish across 5G and XR,” Wang wrote in the statement. “So, now is the perfect time to hand over the stewardship of HTC to a strong leader to guide us on the next stage of our journey.” ●
By Hsu Chia-chen (許家禎) and Carol Kan