Hon Hai will hire Japanese exec to head Sharp

The China Post
Date: March 25, 2017
By: Christine Chou

TAIPEI, Taiwan — Hon Hai Precision Industry’s (鴻海) chief marketing officer Freddie Yuan (袁學智) said the group would recruit a Japanese executive to head Sharp once the Japanese electronics maker returns to profitability, according to local media reports.

Yuan made the comment during Sharp’s latest product launch in Shanghai on Thursday, where it showcased its new 8K Ultra HD display, 4K TV and other household electrical appliances such as its new air purifier, smart refrigerator and washing machine.

Previously, Sharp president Tai Cheng-wu (戴正吳) told Nikkei that he hopes his successor will be Japanese, ideally younger than 60 years old and with substantial marketing experience.

Tai said he was considering both internal and external candidates for the role, and would choose a final candidate after consulting with Hon Hai chairman Terry Gou (郭台銘).    [FULL  STORY]

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