Former Qualcomm executive joins LeEco to help expand business in the North American market


LeEco is one of the many successful Chinese companies that wants to expand its business in North America. But in order to do that, these companies need people with the know-how to help them grow in this region.

That's one of the problems that LeEco seems to have solved, as the Chinese company has just hired Qualcomm's former executive Rob Chandhok to lead its research and development division in North America.

Chandhok is the second high-ranking hire by LeEco in the last couple of months, after the company recently employed the services of ex-Huawei Richard Ren to run its non-China device business and act as president for LeEco North America.

Not to mention that Samsung also “donated” two of its executives in the United State, who are now acting as revenue chief and chief administrative office for the Chinese company.

LeEco is mostly know for its wide range of products from electronics to bicycles. On top of that, the company announced plans to acquire another major player in the electronics market, Vizio, which will strengthen its presence in the United States, especially in the TV segment.

However, the latest moves in the HR department suggests that LeEco has big plans for its smartphone operations in the United States as well.

I'm excited to be able to take all those ideas I've had over the years at places like Qualcomm and be in a position to take them directly to a global market with LeEco,” said Rob Chandhok.

source: ReCode

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2 Comments

1. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

great.. and then they'll hike their pricing to cover extra patent, and operation expenses... and we won't see flagship specs like 2k screen, 4GB RAM, SD820, 21MP OIS for $269 pricetag from them ever again... ($100 increase still not a bad deal..and when will they expand to EU :-/)

2. MachDaddy

Posts: 52; Member since: Mar 06, 2013

Should launch phone line in USA under Vizio brand....it's already known for its high spec's low cost products

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