Zyxel Communications appoints new President and new Chief Operating Officer

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Hsinchu, Taiwan, October 27, 2021 – Zyxel Communications Corporation announced Mr. Karsten Gewecke as its new President and Ms. Denise Lin as Chief Operating Officer (COO), effective November 1, 2021. The change aims to further strengthen the company’s focus on overseas markets as well as ensure a continued strong leadership in its global supply chain.

With several decades of experience working with technology companies, as new President Gewecke will bring his current success in the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region to the company’s global strategy.

In his new role, Gewecke will develop and execute Zyxel Communications’ global strategy for marketing, sales, and technology as the company continues to deliver innovative 5G, Mesh, WiFi 6 and 10G fiber technologies to service providers around the world.

Gewecke, a Denmark native first joined the Zyxel Communications team in 1999 as a technical & market manager. Most recently, Gewecke was Senior Vice President and head of the EMEA regional business unit. Under his leadership, the business unit broke sales records each year and accomplished a 30% annual growth rate the recent 3 years in a row.

Lin, the newly appointed COO, brings a strong leadership to the global supply chain and operational management. Having joined the company originally in 1993, Lin has played key roles in the company leadership.

Most recently, Lin held the role as President, where she led the company to new historical heights through the difficult times during the pandemic.

“Exceptional circumstances call for exceptional people,” said Gordon Yang, CEO of Unizyx, the holding company of Zyxel Communications. “By appointment of two industry veterans, Zyxel can ensure it will continue to push safely through the current global crisis, yet still continuously having a strong market driven engagement and be ready for the future post-pandemic.”

“From his early years, Karsten impressed us with strong customer relations acumen and his ability to market our solutions. His track record of success leading the EMEA region only further cements his value to our global strategy, while Denise will continue to be instrumental in bringing our products to the customers”, Yang added.

“As service providers face new challenges in today’s market, I will continue to focus on innovation to make connectivity solutions that deliver for today and tomorrow,” Gewecke said. “And there’s so much more we’ll accomplish for our employees and customers.”

“The supply crisis will continue to challenge the manufacturer, my focus will be ensuring that we continue to deliver on the needs of our customers, even as we continue to grow our scale,” Lin said. “The growing demand from the markets requires us to work strategically and closely with our partners and suppliers.”


About Zyxel Communications

Zyxel Communications delivers technological innovations and has connected the world to the Internet for more than 30 years. Whether it’s a matter of establishing access through fixed or mobile broadband solutions, Zyxel Communications offers a comprehensive and flexible portfolio of products that’s keeping service providers ahead of the competition.

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