Sharp names Wu as new CEO after 5-year reform led by Foxconn

Economy

Sharp Corp. said Friday its chief executive Tai Jeng-wu will be replaced by executive managing officer Wu Po-hsuan, effective on April 1, after Tai led the electronics company back from the verge of collapse.

Both Tai and Wu have been sent to Sharp by Taiwan’s Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., which assembles Apple Inc.'s iPhones and is known by its trade name Foxconn.

Sharp became a subsidiary of Hon Hai in 2016, in the first acquisition of a major Japanese firm by a foreign company.

Tai, 70, will retain his post of chairman at Sharp, while Wu, 44, will also assume the role of vice chairman. Wu...

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