Apple has appointed Isabel Ge Mahe, the company’s vice president of Wireless Technologies, its managing director of Greater China, in a newly-created role. Ms. Ge Mahe will be reporting to Tim Cook and COO Jeff Williams. She will provide leadership and coordination across Apple’s China-based team, said Apple in a statement.

“Apple is strongly committed to invest and grow in China, and we are thrilled that Isabel will be bringing her experience and leadership to our China team,” said Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO, speaking on the appointment.

Ms. Ge Mahe has led Apple’s wireless technologies software engineering teams for nine years. She has also overseen the engineering teams developing Apple Pay, HomeKit and CarPlay, says Apple.

Born in Shenyang, Liaoning, Ms. Ge Mahe earned Bachelor and Master of Electrical Engineering degrees from Simon Fraser University in British Columbia. She holds an MBA from the University of California, Berkeley.

She will assume her new role, based in Shanghai, later this summer, says Apple.

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