Agora Deepens Leadership Bench Amid Growth

Agora Inc., a pioneer and platform for real-time engagement APIs, has promoted key executives and hired an additional leader to drive innovation and reinforce security as the company continues its growth globally.

Stanley Wei will expand his responsibilities as Chief Strategy Officer to lead strategy as well as commercial operations globally. Agora co-founder Tony Wang was named Chief Revenue Officer (CRO), while Agora veteran Virginia Liu has become the company’s Chief Experience Officer (CXO).

Agora hired Roger Hale, former Chief Security Officer at BigID, a data-centric personal data privacy and protection company. He joins Agora as Chief Security Officer.

The announcements come at a time of global business momentum and adoption for Agora as more developers look to real-time engagement (RTE) to deliver metaverse experiences at scale. From XR to live-streaming, the demand for RTE technologies across every industry has never been greater.

“RTE technology is allowing everyone to be creators, empowering more people to build new communities while forging new networks of connections from work to school to anywhere at any time,” said Agora’s co-founder and CEO, Tony Zhao. “As technologies continue to advance, we’ve seen tremendous business opportunities for developers and creators across every industry and in every part of the world. By promoting Stanley, Tony and Virginia, and bringing Roger on board, we are in a better position to move to the next level as we continue to expand our platform globally.”

Wei is responsible for overall strategic planning, investments and global expansion. He is also tasked with overseeing the day-to-day administrative and operational functions of the business. He reports to Zhao.

As CRO, Wang, an Agora co-founder and leader of the Agora’s Emerging Technology & Markets division, will now lead sales strategy, management and team development. He also owns the go-to-market (GTM) strategy, identifies and closes key accounts, while ensuring customer retention. He reports to Wei.

In the CXO role, Liu, who transitions from her position as Agora’s Senior Vice President of Marketing & Ecosystems, will drive Agora’s product-led growth (PLG) strategy, aligning Agora’s product strategy to make it easy and delightful for developers to build high-quality real-time applications. She will report to Zhao.

In his role as Chief Security Officer, Hale will work with executive management to navigate  compliance and security, and determine risk management and security best practices for the organization. He will also serve as the process owner of all assurance activities related to the availability, integrity and confidentiality of customer, business partner, employee and business information in compliance with Agora’s information security and business compliance policies.

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