Swedish toolmaker and metalworking supplier Sandvik has announced that ZZ Zhang, currently the company's executive vice president and head of emerging markets, will leave his post as member of the Group Executive Management Team, effective July 1.
Sandvik said the change reflects the company's intention to have all markets represented through the business and product areas, and not through country.
Zhang has been a member of the Sandvik management team since 2014. He will continue his role as country manager for Sandvik China Holding Co. Ltd. and group management representative for the Asia Pacific countries, reporting to Bjorn Rosengren, President and CEO for Sandvik.
"I would like to thank ZZ Zhang for his dedicated work in the Group Executive Management and at the same time underline that our focus on China and the region will remain strong," Rosengren said. "To maintain and develop our customer relations and offerings for the Chinese market through our Business Areas and Product Areas will be a key priority."