Just days prior to the launch of HTC M9, CEO Peter Chou steps down from his job to pay attention to development. Chou has brought a posture to guide HTC’s Future Development Lab. Regarding Chou’s leaving, chairwoman Cher Wang is stepping up to the plate to take over his position.
Wang co-founded HTC with Chou back in 1997 and since then she has taken over many of the daily operations within the company. This is definitely doing to be an interesting transition for both Chou and Wang as HTC approaches the launch of its 2015 One M9 flagship smartphone, Grip smartband, and Vive VR headset later this year…
As noted in the press release, Wang has already been in charge of several important areas within the company, while Chou has been focusing on product development. At this point, that’s all we know about the future of Chou’s role within HTC. As head of HTC’s innovation lab, Chou will “be instrumental identifying future growth opportunities for the Company.”
At the moment Wang will also retain her position as chairwoman, but she’s obviously excited about the new opportunity, “As an entrepreneur at heart, I am excited to see so many new opportunities, and I am honoured to accept this opportunity to help shape the next stage of HTC’s development.”