Arrow Electronics Names Executive Leadership Team Member

Arrow Electronics, Inc. (NYSE:ARW) has named W. Victor Gao to its executive leadership team as senior vice president and chief marketing officer, the company said.

Gao reports to Michael J. Long, chairman, president and chief executive officer, and leads Arrow´s global brand, customer experience, communications, and corporate social responsibility. He also serves as strategy leader for Arrow´s digital and platform business.

Prior to Arrow, Gao was vice president of digital for Yell Group plc, a spinoff of British Telecom and Telefónica, based in the United Kingdom. Previously, he served in various leadership capacities at Microsoft and Yahoo!, and spent 14 years in the EMEA and the Asia-Pacific regions.

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