AMD appoints new Asia-Pacific head

AMD's president in Korea, David Kwon, has been promoted to the Asia-Pacific role.

Chip maker AMD has named David Kwon as the managing director and vice-president for its Asia-Pacific region.

The scope of his new role also includes Japan, and Kwon will report to the vendor's senior vice president and chief sales officer John Byrne. He is replacing Nick Lazaridis who left to work for HP.

Kwon was most recently AMD's president in Korea, managing the growth of the company's global business with Samsung and Toshiba. He had previously held various positions at Dell, where he spent 10 years of his career.

Kwon's focus will be on continuing to strengthen AMD's components channel business, as well as building on the company's notebook and desktop business across Asia-Pacific.

"David has done an outstanding job driving end-to-end accountability with a focus on helping ensure AMD-powered Samsung and Toshiba products win in the marketplace," Byrne said in a statement. "I look forward to seeing him extend his track record of success across the region."