Agora, Inc. (NASDAQ: API) (“Agora”), a pioneer and leading platform for real-time engagement APIs, today announced the promotion of key executives and a new hire designed to drive innovation and reinforce security as Agora continues its growth globally.
Effective immediately, Stanley Wei will expand his responsibilities as Chief Strategy Officer to lead strategy as well as commercial operations globally. Agora Co-founder Tony Wang is named the Chief Revenue Officer (CRO), while Agora veteran Virginia Liu becomes Agora’s first-ever Chief Experience Officer (CXO), both effective immediately.
Agora is also announcing the hiring of Roger Hale, the former Chief Security Officer at BigID, a data-centric personal data privacy and protection company. He joins Agora as Chief Security Officer.
The personnel 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.”