HTC Corporation has announced the appointment of Yves Maitre as CEO of HTC, effective immediately.
Maitre joins HTC from Orange where he served as EVP of Consumer Equipment and Partnerships, overseeing Orange’s connected technology strategy and business.
Cher Wang will continue as Chairwoman of the HTC board, in which she will focus on future technologies that align with HTC’s expanding portfolio and vision of VIVE Reality.
“When I took over as CEO four years ago, I set out to reinvent HTC as a complete ecosystem company and lay the foundations for the company to flourish across 5G and XR. So, now is the perfect time to hand over the stewardship of HTC to a strong leader to guide us on the next stage of our journey,” said Cher Wang, chairwoman, HTC. “I am truly delighted that Yves is taking the reins; he has a long association with our company, and he shares our passion for innovation. I firmly believe Yves is the right leader to continue to lead HTC to its full potential.”
HTC is focusing its innovations across a diverse technology portfolio including virtual and extended reality (XR), 5G devices and technology, AI and blockchain.
“HTC has long been a bellwether for new technology innovation and I’m honored to be selected by the Board of Directors to lead the next phase of HTC,” said Yves Maitre, CEO, HTC. “Across the world, HTC is recognised for its firsts across the mobile and XR space. I am incredibly energised to grow the future of both 5G and XR alongside HTC employees, customers and investors. We will set out immediately to continue the transition from building the worlds’ best consumer hardware to also building complete services around them to make them easy to manage and deploy.”
Maitre has held senior executive positions at Orange for over 14 years, most recently as EVP of Consumer Equipment and Partnerships. He first started working with HTC upon his appointment as Senior VP for Devices in 2005. Throughout Yves’ tenure at Orange, he delivered innovative services and devices in a growing range of responsibilities across the business and was the first to negotiate and deploy Android smartphones in Europe. His expertise includes both consumer electronics, services and B2B technology development.