Tony Tai has been chosen to oversee IBM's business operations and strategic development in Hong Kong.
Tai has been appointed general manager of IBM China/Hong Kong (IBM), and succeeds Dominic Tong, who will now be vice president, systems and technology group, IBM Greater China Group.
Most recently, Tai served as the regional general manager, East and Central China and held this Shanghai-based position for the past five years.
He has worked at IBM for several years now and was the director of marketing for IBM Greater China Group from 2001 to 2005.
"Tony is a well respected leader and has made significant contributions to IBM's growth in Greater China. During the past five years, he played a pivotal role in building a strong and thriving business for IBM in Shanghai and six provinces in East and Central China, expanding IBM's footprint with new branch offices while building a strong pool of talent to support our growth in the future," said D.C. Chien, general manager, IBM Greater China Group.
Tapping growth opportunities
Tai has held several management positions in sales and marketing for a range of industry sectors and joined IBM in Hong Kong in 1980.
"With Tony's vast experience in mainland China and Hong Kong, I am certain that he will lead IBM Hong Kong to create new value to assist our client to transform and capitalise on the emerging growth opportunities in China and the region," said Chien.
Chien also recognises Tong's accomplishments during his tenure as Hong Kong general manager and especially appreciates his guiding IBM Hong Kong through the financial crisis last year.
"With Dominic leading IBM Systems and Technology Group in Greater China, I am confident that IBM will spearhead the building of smarter computing platforms for enterprises in the region to gain competitive advantage," added Chien.
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