(Yicai Global) July 11 — Amazon Web Services, the cloud computing arm of e-commerce titan Amazon, has appointed Zhang Wenyi as its global vice president and executive director for the Greater China Region, AWS announced today. Zhang previously held these positions at parent company Amazon.
Zhang will be in charge of AWS’ business activities in China including sales, marketing and engineering projects. She will also be responsible for cloud ecological cooperations and government relations.
China is one of AWS’ largest business areas in the world. Since 2016, AWS has established a presence in 19 Chinese cities. It also built its first machine learning and artificial intelligence research institute in Asia in Shanghai.
Zhang joined Amazon in 2013 as global vice president and general manager of Kindle in China. In 2016 she was appointed Amazon China president to oversee strategy-making, business development and overall management of the firm’s e-commerce and Kindle business activities, according to the announcement. Prior to joining Amazon, she worked at Intel Corp. for nearly 20 years holding several top positions in the US, Asia-Pacific region and China.
The previous holder of Zhang’s new appointments, Rong Yongkang, will be transferred to other roles, the company said.