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Reporter’s Notebook: Acer chairman J.T. Wang discusses the surprise dismissal of Gianfranco Lanci

existential threat:The Acer chairman reveals that the decision to remove the firm’s former chief executive came from a desire to strategically focus on new mobile devices

By Jason Tan 陳聯璟

Wong is noted for his role in launching Acer’s first portable PC in the early 1990s. In 1999, he received the 17th Annual Management of Excellency Award in Taiwan; in 2000, he became vice president of Acer’s brand business unit; and in 2001 he was named president of IT Products Global Operations.

“We apologize for any inconvenience caused by the change in chief executive and the repeated failures to meet quarterly targets,” Wang said. “We hope everyone will give the new management team and Acer a second chance.”

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