Agora announces the promotion of three senior
executives and the addition of a new Chief Security Officer as the
metaverse spurs RTE demand globally
SANTA CLARA, Calif.,
May 24, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Agora,
Inc. (NASDAQ: API) ("Agora"), a pioneer and leading platform for
real-time engagement APIs, today announced the promotion of key
executives and a new hire designed to drive innovation and
reinforce security as Agora continues its growth globally.
Effective immediately, Stanley
Wei will expand his responsibilities as Chief Strategy
Officer to lead strategy as well as commercial operations globally.
Agora Co-founder Tony Wang is named
the Chief Revenue Officer (CRO), while Agora veteran Virginia Liu becomes Agora's first-ever Chief
Experience Officer (CXO), both effective immediately.
Agora is also announcing the hiring of Roger Hale, the former Chief Security Officer at
BigID, a data-centric personal data privacy and protection company.
He joins Agora as Chief Security Officer.
The personnel announcements come at a time of global business
momentum and adoption for Agora as more developers look to
real-time engagement (RTE) to deliver metaverse experiences at
scale. From XR to live-streaming, the demand for RTE technologies
across every industry has never been greater.
"RTE technology is allowing everyone to be creators, empowering
more people to build new communities while forging new networks of
connections from work to school to anywhere at any time," said
Agora's Co-founder and CEO, Tony
Zhao. "As technologies continue to advance, we've seen
tremendous business opportunities for developers and creators
across every industry and in every part of the world. By promoting
Stanley, Tony and Virginia, and bringing Roger on board, we are in
a better position to move to the next level as we continue to
expand our platform globally."
Wei is responsible for overall strategic planning, investments
and global expansion. He is also tasked with overseeing the
day-to-day administrative and operational functions of the
business. He reports to Zhao.
As CRO, Wang, an Agora co-founder and leader of the Agora's
Emerging Technology & Markets division, will now lead sales
strategy, management and team development. He will also own the
go-to-market (GTM) strategy, identify and close key accounts, while
ensuring customer retention. He reports to CSO Wei.
"As one of Agora's co-founders, Tony has been an integral part
of our team from the beginning," said Wei. "In his new role, he
will lead and oversee everything relating to our revenue and
growth, while building and growing the ecosystem that supports all
net and new sales. We're eager and excited to see all that he will
achieve in his new position."
In the CXO role, Liu, who transitions from her position as
Agora's Senior Vice President of Marketing & Ecosystems, will
drive Agora's product-led growth (PLG) strategy, aligning Agora's
product strategy to make it extremely easy and delightful for
developers to build high-quality real-time applications. She will
report to CEO Zhao.
"Virginia has been driving Agora's growth since she arrived,"
said Zhao. "In her new role, she will not only further enhance
positive developer experiences, but also represent the voice of the
developer at the executive management team level and ensure that
any and all efforts created toward developers are coordinated and
connected to our core strategy and objectives."
In his role as Chief Security Officer, Hale will work with
executive management to navigate compliance and security, and
determine risk management and security best practices for the
organization. He will also serve as the process owner of all
assurance activities related to the availability, integrity and
confidentiality of customer, business partner, employee and
business information in compliance with Agora's information
security and business compliance policies.
"Security and compliance have never been more critical than they
are today," said Zhao. "In his position at Agora, Roger will
further develop and maintain a company-wide information security
management program. With an impressive track record and decades of
experience and expertise, we're excited to welcome him to the
For more information about Agora, visit
Agora's mission is to make real-time
engagement ubiquitous, allowing everyone to interact with anyone,
in any app, anytime and anywhere. Agora's cloud platform provides
developers with simple, flexible and powerful application
programming interfaces, or APIs, to embed real-time video and voice
engagement experiences into their applications.
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