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Open CEO Roles in Asia Pacific as of June 30th 2018

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These companies are looking for CEOs:

  • China: LightInTheBox Holding, Jiangsu NandaSoft Technology Co. 
  • Hong Kong: SUNeVision Holdings, TC Orient Lighting Holdings, GET Holdings Ltd.  
  • Taiwan: Innolux Corporation 
  • Thailand: CS Loxinfo 
  • India: ITI Ltd. 
  • Malaysia: Telekom Malaysia Berhad, Maxis Berhad 
  • Japan: J-Devices Corp.
  • New Zealand: Trade Me Group Ltd., Connexionz Ltd.  
  • Australia: Isentia Group, Big Un, Seeing Machines Ltd., Hotcopper Holdings Ltd. 

More details below.

Innolux Corporation, Taiwan, June 2018 - Innolux Corporation announced the resignation of Jyh-Chau Wang, Chairman, board member and CEO. The company elected Jin-Yang Hung, Assistant VP of Hon Hai Precision Industry Company Ltd, as its new Chairman.  The company is the IoT of the panel industry.

Telekom Malaysia Berhad, Malaysia, June 2018 - Telekom Malaysia Berhad announced the resignation of its Managing Director and Group CEO Mohammed Shazalli Ramly. Deputy CEO Datuk Bazlan Bin Osman named as Acting Group CEO.

Maxis Berhad, Malaysia, March 2018 - Maxis Berhad appointed Board member Robert Nason as executive Director and interim CEO. The company is a communications service provider in Malaysia. 

J-Devices Corporation, Japan, November 2017 - Yoshifumi Nakaya notified parent company Amkor Technology of his intention to retire as President & CEO of J-Devices at the end of 2017. The company expected to announce Mr. Nakaya's succession plan concurrently with the effective date of his retirement, but has not as of yet.  J-Devices Corporation is one of the leading provider of contract assembly and test services, ranked #7 worldwide and #1 in Japan.

LightInTheBox Holding, China, June 2018 - Alan Guo, founder, Chairman and CEO, is voluntarily stepping down as CEO and Chairman of the Board to pursue other personal interests. Board member Zhi Yan, Co-Chairman and CEO of Zall Smart Commerce Group, has been elected as Chairman. The company is is an international online retail company that delivers products to consumers in over 200 countries and territories.

ITI Limited, India, June 2018 - ITI Limited announced that S Gopu, Chairman and Managing Director has retired from the Company, having attained retirement age. K Alagesan Director- Production is entrusted with additional charge as Chairman and Managing Director for a period of three months. Indian Telephone Industries Limited, commonly known as ITI Limited, is a state-owned manufacturer of telecommunications equipment in India.

Trade Me Group Limited, New Zealand, June 2018 - Trade Me Group CEO Jon Macdonald has announced he intends to step away from the company in approximately six months. This will bring to a close a tenure that started in 2003, including more than a decade as CEO. The Trade Me board will start a global recruitment process and will work with Mr. Macdonald over the coming months to ensure a smooth transition. Trade Me is the largest Internet auction website operating in New Zealand.

SUNeVision Holdings, Hong Kong, March 2018 - Yan King-shun, Peter has tendered his resignation as an Executive Director and the CEO. The company is now in the course of identifying a suitable candidate to be appointed to the role of CEO of the company. SUNeVision Holdings Limited is an IT company and the technology arm of Sun Hung Kai Properties, one of the largest property developers in Hong Kong.

Isentia Group, Australia, February 2018 - Isentia Group Limited announced the resignation of its Managing Director and CEO John Croll. An external search for a replacement commenced immediately. Isentia is a media intelligence and data technology company.

CS Loxinfo Public Company, Thailand, March 2018 - Anant Kaewruamvongs resigned from the position of CEO and Managing Director. The board of directors has appointed Dr. Somchai Kittichaikoonkit, currently VP - Marketing & Sales, as Acting CEO and Managing Director. The company engaged in the provision of Internet data centre services, Internet and satellite uplink-downlink services for domestic and international communications.

TC Orient Lighting Holdings, Hong Kong, June 2018 - The board of directors of TC Orient Lighting Holdings announced that on the fifth of June 2018, Mr. Wang Shi Jin tendered his resignation as an executive Director, the CEO and the Chairman of the Compliance Committee of the Company with immediate effect. Mr. Wang's resignation was accepted by the Board. The Company is an investment holding company, manufactures and trades in light emitting diode (LED) lighting products and printed circuit boards (PCBs).

Jiangsu NandaSoft Technology Company, China, June 2018 - CEO Mr. Chen Yan has resigned with effect from 1 June 2018, due to his desire to devote more time on his personal affairs. The Company operates through four business segments: computer hardware and software products, system integration service, information technology (IT) related products and property investment. The Company is also engaged in the investment holding, online education and biological medicine businesses through its subsidiaries.

GET Holdings Limited, Hong Kong, June 2018 - Ms. Hung Yvonne has retired as an executive Director and resigned as the CEO of the Company. GET Holdings Limited, an investment holding company, engages in the research, development, and distribution of personal computer performance software, anti-virus software, mobile phone applications, and toolbar advertisements.

Big Un, Australia, May 2018 - BIG Un Limited announced that the CEO Mr. Richard Evertz, has tendered his resignation. Big Un's business model – making videos for small companies like florists, cafes, hairdressers and beauty salons, proved to be little more than smoke and mirrors, generating a fraction of the cashflows it presented to the market. This was one of the biggest scandals in Australian Corporate history.

Seeing Machines Limited, Australia, January 2018 - Seeing Machines Limited announced that CEO Mike McAuliffe is leaving the company. Executive Chairman Ken Kroeger has now been appointed as interim CEO by the board until the recruitment of a new CEO is finalized. Seeing Machines is a leader in computer vision technologies which enable machines to see, understand and assist people. The company harnesses human factors science to create artificial intelligence (AI) technology that observes the driver and operator attention – reliably, unobtrusively, and in real time – and intervenes seamlessly when necessary. Our solutions span multiple transport sectors globally.

Hotcopper Holdings Limited, Australia, June 2018 - The directors of HotCopper Holdings Limited announced that Mr. Ben Newport has resigned his position as CEO to pursue other opportunities. Until a replacement is confirmed, HotCopper General Manager, Mr. Adam Webb Ware will work as acting CEO. The company operates as a stock trading and investment Internet discussion forum in Australia. The company’s platform enables users to discuss listed companies in the Australian Securities Exchange.

Connexionz Limited, New Zealand, June 2018 - Connexionz Limited announced that Rhod Pickavance is stepping down as CEO of the company. While the company searches for a successor, Connexionz Board Director, Richard Riley, will step in as interim CEO. The company provides automatic vehicle tracking systems to transit agencies.


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Dora Vell is the Managing Partner of Vell Executive Search, a boutique executive search firm in Boston focused on recruiting technology executives and board members. Vell has successfully completed numerous board member and C-level executive searches, including CEOs, COOs, CIOs, and Vice Presidents - at both public and private companies.

Prior to founding the firm in 2005, Vell was a Partner at Heidrick & Struggles' Technology practice for seven years.  Before her career in executive search, she worked at IBM for 11 years, managing software engineering organizations of 100 people and software sales organizations with revenues of $150 million. She has also served as an executive assistant to the CEO of IBM Canada for one year.

Vell holds seven worldwide software patents. She has published several Business of Leadership reports on governance and leadership and has been quoted in numerous articles including The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Business Week, Fortune, Agenda Week, MSNBC, Mass High Tech, the OPUS for the World Economic Forum, Boston Business Journal, The Globe & Mail, CIO Magazine, and IEEE. She also has been a featured speaker on leadership at numerous conferences and at Columbia University's MBA program.

Vell is a member of the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD), the Boston CEO Roundtable. She has served on the boards of Framingham State, Entrepreneur's Organization, Goodwill, Mary Centre for developmentally handicapped adults,, and RBC Capital Partners.

She has received an MBA from the University of Toronto, a Master in Computer Science from the University of Waterloo, and a Bachelor in Computer Science from Carleton. She has also completed the MIT Entrepreneurial Master’s program.

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