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HTC Appoints New CEO To Drive 5G, AI And XR Future

Newly joined Yves Maitre will continue drive for VIVE Reality as Cher Wang returns to Chairwoman role, identifying future technologies and partnerships.

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HTC Corporation has announced the appointment of Yves Maitre as CEO, effective immediately.

Yves joins the company from Orange, one of the world’s largest telecommunications firms, where he served as EVP of Consumer Equipment and Partnerships, overseeing Orange’s connected technology strategy and business. Yves’s background includes deployment of the world’s largest consumer electronic brands as well as ownership of an entire portfolio of connected and mobile services, and he also served as a member of Orange’s innovation technology group, charged with developing disruptive revenue opportunities.

Cher Wang will continue as Chairwoman of the firm’s board, in which she will focus on future technologies that align with its 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. So, now is the perfect time to hand over the stewardship of the firm to a strong leader to guide us on the next stage of our journey,” said Cher Wang, Chairwoman, HTC. “I am truly delighted that Yves is taking the reins; he has a long association with our company, and he shares our passion for innovation. I firmly believe Yves is the right leader to continue to lead the firm to its full potential.”

“HTC has long been a bellwether for new technology innovation and I’m honoured to be selected by the Board of Directors to lead the next phase of HTC,” said Yves Maitre, CEO at HTC. “I am incredibly energised to grow the future of both 5G and XR alongside our employees, customers and investors. We will set out immediately to continue the transition from building the worlds’ best consumer hardware to also building complete services around them to make them easy to manage and deploy.”

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