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Sophia Tong

Fomer CEO,Test Rite Group, GM, IBM Taiwan

•Born in Taiwan, Sophia holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in foreign language and literature from National Taiwan University as well as has attended various executive development programs by academia such as Harvard University (U.S.), Asia Institute of Management (Philippines), China Europe International Business School (CEIBS, Shanghai), and IESE Business School (Spain).

•She joined IBM Taiwan since 1981 and has a wonderful 27-year career in IBM. Sophia led Financial Services Sector, IBM Taiwan, and then moved to China to serve as UNIX Server Brand Executive; Executive of Operations & Special project, Financial Services Sector; Public Sector Executive; Directory of China Banking Cluster, IBM Greater China Group, etc. Then she became the first female General Manager of IBM Taiwan from 2006 to 2009, headed IBM’s sales and distribution, procurement and system/ application development, more than 1,600 employees island-wide.

•Sophia joined Test Rite Group as CEO in March, 2009, leading the Trading and Retail business. The annual revenue of Test Rite Group is over 1.2 billion USD while there are more than 6 thousand employees around the world. In recent years, Test Rite Group was awarded by the Executive Yuan on National Human Resources Development InnoPrize, Contribution on Employment Opportunities, Leading Brands on Service Business, Green Marketing Award, Taipei’s 4th Best Company to Work For Award, etc. and also received Best Partner Award from leading retailers in U.S. or Europe, such as Wal-Mart, Michaels, O'Reilly… etc.



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