Elaine Chang Named Corporate VP and Managing Director of AWS Greater China
Alex Yung, current Corporate VP and Managing Director of AWS Greater China, will take on the role of VP, Emerging Markets, AWS.
Beijing – July 11, 2019 — Amazon Web Services (AWS) Inc., an Amazon.com company (NASDAQ: AMZN), today announced that Elaine Chang, the current President of Amazon China and Corporate VP, will assume the role of Man-aging Director of AWS Greater China. Ms. Chang succeeds Alex Yung, who will take on a new position leading AWS’s expansion into new markets.
As the Corporate VP and Managing Director for AWS Greater China, Ms. Chang will report to Andy Jassy, CEO of AWS, and oversee AWS’s business strategies for the region, including sales, marketing, and engineering programs across the Greater China Region. She will also oversee relationships with cloud ecosystem partners, government, and other stakeholders.
“Alex Yung has done a terrific job building our AWS business in China, and we are very appreciative of all his hard work,” said Andy Jassy. “We remain very excited about the continued growth of our AWS China business, and look forward to Elaine taking the business to the next level as she applies her broad industry and general management experience to help our China customers continue to reinvent and evolve their customer experiences.”
The Greater China Region is one of AWS’s largest business geographies. AWS landed its AWS China (Beijing) Region, operated by Beijing Sinnet Technology Co., Ltd., (Sinnet) in 2016, and AWS China (Ningxia) Region, operated by Ningxia Western Cloud Data Technology Co., Ltd., (NWCD) in 2017, as well the AWS Hong Kong Region in April 2019. AWS has a presence in 19 cities in Greater China, which also includes the first AWS Machine Learning and AI Lab in Asia.
AWS has built a vibrant AWS Partner Network (APN) ecosystem in the Greater China market segment. Thousands of Advanced Consulting Partners and Technology Partners, along with over 100,000 trained developers and engineers, are empowered to better pursue business opportunities in cloud migration, managed services, DevOps, Big Data, Internet of Things (IoT), AI, network, security, and business ap-plications.
In conjunction with China’s Ministry of Education, and regional and local governments, AWS contributes to the development of local cloud computing industries, innovation, and human capital investments. As of Q1 2019, AWS has built six Joint Innovation Centers in Qingdao, Shanghai, Nanjing, and Xi’an, with two in New Taipei City, Taiwan. Since January 2016, over 85,000 students have participated in AWS training events.
Ms. Chang joined Amazon as Corporate Vice President and General Manager of Kindle China in May 2013 and was named President of Amazon China in 2016, responsible for the strategy, business development and overall management of Amazon’s e-commerce business and Kindle business in China. In addition to successfully establishing the Kindle business in China and successfully accelerating Amazon Global Store’s cross-border e-business, she brought Amazon Prime membership to China. Prior to Amazon, Ms. Chang worked for Intel for nearly 20 years, holding several leadership positions in the U.S., Asia Pacific, and China.