Chinese smartphone maker OPPO has appointed Mike Wang as chief executive for the company’s India operations. Wang joined OPPO in 2005 in its initial years and has held a wide range of leadership positions across South-East Asian markets. In his current role, Wang will be responsible for building strong marketing, sales and service centers network for the company in India.
Wang replaces earlier India CEO Tom Lu who launched OPPO in India and will be moving to a bigger role in the company on the global level.
OPPO claims that it has sold around 400,000 devices in India and is targeting for 1.5 million units this year. Currently, OPPO has 120 service centers across India and is targeting to open 200 service centres by end of 2015. The manufacturer currently sells around 10 different devices in the country.
In May, OPPO said that it will be setting up a manufacturing unit in India by August to cater to the domestic market. However, the manufacturer did not mention where it would set up base, how much it would invest in it and what the expected output of the plant will be. The company mentioned that some of devices manufactured here will also be exported to overseas markets.
Update: An earlier version of the story carried information about mobile manufacturing in India. The story has been edited now to keep it more relevant to the topic