INTERNATIONAL NEWS: Agilent plucks HP exec to helm Asia

BEIJING: Agilent Technologies, formerly a division of tech giant Hewlett-Packard, has lured Gregory Shea away from its ex-parent to serve as head of government affairs for Asia.

BEIJING: Agilent Technologies, formerly a division of tech giant Hewlett-Packard, has lured Gregory Shea away from its ex-parent to serve as head of government affairs for Asia.

BEIJING: Agilent Technologies, formerly a division of tech giant

Hewlett-Packard, has lured Gregory Shea away from its ex-parent to serve

as head of government affairs for Asia.



Shea, HP’s director of communications and public affairs in China for

the past three years, has been charged with building Agilent’s

government affairs department in Beijing. He will report to head of

international government affairs Robin Tancake.



Shea said his first tasks will be to launch an employee-recruitment

drive and consider hiring an outside agency.



’I don’t know how many staff we will need - we’ll have a clearer picture

in a few months - but in the meantime I’m evaluating agencies across

different geographies,’ he said.



The Beijing department will maintain relations with regulators and

business development authorities as well as gather market information.

’In controlled economies, the need for companies to gain access to

market information is more pronounced than in Western markets,’ said

Shea.



Agilent designs and manufactures products for the communications,

electronics, biotech and healthcare industries.



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