Qualcomm Incorporated (Nasdaq: QCOM), a leading developer and innovator of advanced wireless technologies and data solutions, today announced its appointment of John Stefanac as vice president and president of Qualcomm Southeast Asia/Pacific. In this role, Stefanac will oversee the execution of Qualcomm's market strategies and manage the Company's business operations throughout the region.
"John's successful track record working with operators and equipment manufacturers made him an ideal choice to drive Qualcomm's growth across this part of the world," said Jing Wang, executive vice president of Qualcomm Asia Pacific and Middle East/Africa. “Southeast Asia/Pacific is among the world's most dynamic 3G service markets and with John's leadership, Qualcomm will continue to broaden its regional presence and to engage new business opportunities as the market grows.”
Stefanac has more than 20 years of experience in the telecommunications and information technologies industries. He joins Qualcomm from Nokia Siemens Networks where as vice president and general manager of Asia/Pacific, he led the company's regional marketing and sales efforts. Previously, he served as vice president of sales and business development Asia/Pacific for Flextronics Network Services in Singapore. Stefanac also spent more than 10 years in leadership positions at Lucent Technologies/AT&T in Australia and Singapore, managing the company's in-country sales of optical networking equipment, wireless and broadband systems and software products to service providers.
Stefanac earned a Master's of Business Administration from Henley School of Management (UK).
Qualcomm Incorporated (www.qualcomm.com) is a leader in developing and delivering innovative digital wireless communications products and services based on CDMA and other advanced technologies. Headquartered in San Diego, Calif., Qualcomm is included in the S&P 500 Index and is a 2008 FORTUNE 500® company traded on The Nasdaq Stock Market® under the ticker symbol QCOM.