Security software provider Symantec announced the appointment of Chi-Ho Christopher Lin as its new global vice president and president for Greater China.

In September 2012, Symantec’s former president for China region Andy Wu departed the company. After that, the work of China region was temporarily led by Bernard Kwok, president for Symantec’s Asia Pacific and Japan region.

Lin has over 25 years of working experience in the telecom and information technology industry. He held various executive positions in multinational companies, including Sun Microsystems, Opnext Inc., Lucent Technologies, AT&T, Siemens, and Bell Communications Research.

Prior to joining Symantec, Lin worked for Microsoft as general manager of enterprise and partner division of Greater China and he was responsible for the company’s enterprise-level business sales in Greater China. Between the year 2008 to 2010, Lin was Greater China president of Sun Microsystems. Between the year 2001 and 2008, he was senior vice president of the New Jersey-headquartered fiber emerging enterprise Opnext, leading the company’s global sales and market operation.