His responsibilities include managing the company’s global research and development while strengthening its technical leadership.
Previously, the chief executive officer of Hisense Microchip Company; Mr. Sheng (Shawn) Zhong has been appointed by Agora Inc. as its Chief Technology Officer, effective immediately.
Serving as Agora’s Chief Scientist since January 2018, Mr. Zhong will now be responsible for managing Agora’s global research and development while strengthening its technical leadership.
Mr. Zhong also held several senior technical roles at Broadcom Inc. and LSI Corporation.
Mr. Tony Zhao, founder, chairman and CEO of Agora, commented, “Since joining Agora as Chief Scientist more than four years ago, Shawn has played a critical role in driving our technology innovation and advancement. The breadth and depth of Shawn’s expertise in our industry, coupled with his proven track record in managing complex research and development projects, will further strengthen our global leadership in providing best-in-class real-time engagement APIs. On behalf of our board and the management team, we are delighted to have Shawn take on additional responsibilities as our Chief Technology Officer.”
Mr. Zhong holds a Bachelors’ in mathematics and PhD in applied mathematics from Peking University and was also a post-doctorate research associate at the University of Maryland, College Park from 1996 to 1997.