Wong takes charge at Optima

Wong takes charge at Optima

Australia’s largest computer manufacturer, ASX-listed Optima, has reshuffled its management team in response to a need for “greater depth of corporate leadership”.

Optima’s visionary leader Cornel Ung - who started the company as a one-man outfit in 1989 - has taken an executive chairman’s role, while the new managing director is ex-Acer MD and recent Optima advisor and non-executive director, Douglas Wong.

Justin Taylor, appointed in April, has now been made CFO and company secretary following the exit of Pipvide Tang.

The restructuring is acknowledged as the next phase of Optima’s strategy of commitment to its stakeholders following a listing on the ASX in 2002.

“Doug’s experience is varied and extensive, with broad management experience and wide regional connections,” said Justin Taylor. “Cornel is an entrepreneur and has grown the company substantially. His expertise in strategy will make him a great chairman.”

The changes will not go unnoticed in the channel – Optima’s ongoing commitment to creating a strong reseller network should benefit from Wong’s business acumen and communications skills.

“The directors felt that the company is poised to accelerate its strategy for revenue growth by focusing on what the market wants and concentrating on the quality of its products and services,” added Taylor. “We all feel very positive about the changes.”

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