Vertiv names Stephen Liang as its new Chief Technology Officer
By Digital News Asia February 8, 2021
- In newly-created role, Liang will focus broadly on innovation across organisation
- Vertiv also announced Robert Zhu and Anand Sanghi into regional appointments
VERTIV Holdings Co has appointed Stephen Liang (pic) to a newly-created role of chief technology officer (CTO). The critical digital infrastructure company said in a statement that the new CTO role will focus broadly on innovation across the organisation by aligning and prioritising technology strategies with market trends and customers’ needs.
As part of Vertiv’s planned increase in research and development (R&D) over the next several years, Liang will play a key coordination role, working with the company’s line of business leaders to fuel long-term growth across products and services. Liang has been with the organisation since 1994, most recently serving as president for the Asia Pacific region.
“This is a critical moment for Vertiv and our industry. Innovation, agility and the ability to deliver smart, sustainable solutions around the globe are the keys to our success,” says Vertiv chief executive officer, Rob Johnson.
“With Stephen Liang’s deep experience in evaluating market trends and driving product innovation as well as his proven leadership across our organisation, I can’t imagine anyone being more prepared to help us navigate the opportunities ahead.”
Liang says: “I look forward to working with our leadership team and across the organisation to bring greater focus on the customer experience to everything we do.”
In addition to Liang’s appointment, Vertiv also announced that Robert Zhu (pic, right), president for Vertiv North Asia, and Anand Sanghi (pic below), president for Vertiv Australia, New Zealand, Southeast Asia and India (ASI), have been appointed to their respective new positions, reporting directly to Johnson as members of the executive leadership team.
In these roles, Sanghi and Zhu will be responsible for driving customer intimacy and accelerating growth in their respective regions. Zhu was most recently president of Vertiv for Greater China and Sanghi was president of Vertiv’s Asia market.
“Both Robert and Anand are experienced leaders and have demonstrated exceptional customer focus and a belief in our culture during their time with Vertiv,” said Johnson. “Both regions possess the ability to grow the top and bottom line, and additional focus on these two areas will allow us to respond to our customers faster – a key tenet in these moves.”
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