AMD has appointed David Kwon as managing director and corporate vice president of the Asia Pacific-Japan (APJ) Mega Region, effective immediately, the semiconductor design innovator announced on Wednesday (13 February).
Kwon is currently president of AMD Korea and general manager of Global Strategic Samsung and Toshiba.
Kwon will report to senior vice president and chief sales officer John Byrne, the company said in a statement.
In this role, Kwon is responsible for AMD's operations and sales across the APJ region, representing 11 countries including South Korea, Japan, India, Australia, New Zealand, Philippines, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam.
He will focus on continuing to strengthen AMD's component channel business, build on the ongoing success of AMD's consumer notebook and desktop business, establish a firm foothold for commercial business growth, and further strengthen AMD's business with key customers across the APJ Mega-Region.
Kwon has more than 25 years of strategic sales, marketing, consulting and management experience. Before joining AMD, Kwon spent more than 10 years at Dell where he held various roles.
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