People Digest: Automation Anywhere beefs up team; Yeation CEO steps down

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Multinational robotic automation company Automation Anywhere has appointed Chern-Yue Boey as President for the Greater China region while Chinese NetEase-backed Yeation CEO has reportedly quit the firm. 

Automation Anywhere beefs up Greater China team 

Automation Anywhere, the global premium robotic process automation platform, has appointed Chern-Yue Boey as President for the Greater China region, according to a media statement. 

The move comes at a time when the San Jose-based Automation Anywhere is expanding in the Chinese market.

Prior to this role, Boey served as Asia Pacific vice president for Splunk. He has also served stints at Symantec and Oracle. 

Automation Anywhere has also appointed several executives at the top deck. Simon Tai has been named managing director for Hong Kong & Macau; Jeffrey Yan has been designated managing director in Mainland China; while Celine Fu has been appointed as managing director in Taiwan; and, Jack Yang is GM (strategic partnerships) in Greater China. 

Yeation CEO steps down

NetEase-backed household e-commerce platform Yeation CEO Xiaogang Liu has quit the firm, per a media report. The company has appointed Jun Liang as the new CEO.  

Liu assumed the role when Yeation was founded in 2016. Yeation is now the sole e-commerce business in the group after NetEase sold Kaola to Alibaba last month. Liu has worked at NetEase for over 13 years.

 

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  • A reporter to track companies/startups that have raised private capital, and have the potential to become unicorns. SEA currently has over 40 companies with a valuation of over $100 million and under $1 billion.
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