Newly appointed managing director for HP South East Asia is Tan Lee Chew, who replaces Sanjiv Aiyar, previously head of HP’s Singapore and South East Asia operations.
According to Paul Chan, senior vice president and managing director, Asia Pacific & Japan, Tan Lee Chew will continue in her role as vice president of the HP technology solutions group in South East Asia. She was previously vice president of HP’s IPG (imaging and printing group) for the Asia-Pacific-Japan region.
Despite the announcement in July by new HP CEO, Mark Hurd, that HP would cut 14,500 staff worldwide, HP Asia-Pacific has indicated it may hire more staff in specific areas depending on regional needs.
Of HP’s compliment of 150,000 staff worldwide, some 36,000 work in the Asia Pacific region. HP Asia-Pacific and Japan is headquartered in Singapore where the company manufactures products to the value of US$8bn a year.
Singapore remains HP’s regional R&D hub, with approximately 6000 staff working across 13 locations on research and development.