Acer appoints Oliver Ahrens to head China operations
TAIPEI, TAIWAN (March 9, 2009) -- Acer Inc. announces the appointment of Oliver Ahrens as the corporate vice president and president of Acer China, effective April 1, 2009. Ahrens is presently serving as the business director of Peripheral Business Unit, Acer EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa).
T.Y. Lay, the current serving corporate vice president and president of Acer China, has tendered his resignation. Recognized for establishing a solid base for Acer in China, Lay shall remain in position until the end of March. Ahrens shall succeed Lay with the task of continuing to expand market share of the Acer Group's multi-brand products in China.
Ahrens has been one of the key contributors to the company's success in the past several years, hence, Acer has the assured confidence that he will be able to capitalize on his leadership and carry Acer China's business onto the next stage for growth and excellence.
Born in 1965 and a German national, Ahrens graduated from the Universitaet Oldenburg with a Diploma in Economics. He served as the sales and marketing director of Acer Germany from 2000, and as the country manager from 2003~2006. In parallel, Ahrens has held his current position of business director of Peripheral Business Unit, Acer EMEA, since 2004