OPPO, the leading smartphones maker and based in China has appointed Mike Wang as the new India CEO effective from 18th August, 2015. Mike replaces Tom Lu who was CEO of OPPO India since the company’s entry into India. Tom was instrumental in establishing Oppo business in India and has been moved on to a bigger role globally.
Mike will be responsible for building strong sales and service centers network for OPPO brand in India and achieve company’s vision to be a leader in the Indian market.
Mike has nearly two decades of experience in mobile handset industry and brings with him a wealth of management and leadership expertise. Mike joined OPPO in 2005 in its initial years and has held a wide range of leadership positions across South-East Asian markets. After an in-depth research for one year into South Asian market, Mike joined as the India CEO.
Commenting on his appointment as CEO, OPPO Mobiles India, Mike said, “I feel honored at being given this opportunity. Having served in OPPO and across markets for almost two decades, I have good sight and perception of the business, its challenges and varied cultures. Indian mobile market is growing exponentially and is the top priority in our expansion plans for South Asia region this year. We have received warm welcome in our first year here and I am excited about the possibilities that hold in the future.”
OPPO entered the Indian market in January 2014 and claims to have sold around 400, 000 devices in India. The company is now targetting for 1.5 million devices this year. OPPO India has plans to expand more service centers this year. As of now, OPPO has 120 service centers across India and are targeting to open 200 service centres by end of 2015.