BEIJING, China — October 4, 2018 — Chinasoft International Ltd (HK:0354), one of the largest IT services firms in China, today announced the appointment of Gavriella Schuster, Corporate Vice President, Global Commercial Partner at Microsoft, to their board of directors. Ms. Schuster is an industry veteran with more than two decades of experience at Microsoft. The recent addition of Ms. Schuster bolsters Chinasoft’s recent worldwide expansion into Latin America, India and Malaysia and future growth.
“Chinasoft is delighted that Gavriella has agreed to join our board,” said Dr. Yuhong Chen, also known as Henry, CEO of Chinasoft. “We are quickly expanding our Microsoft business, especially around digital workplace and the cloud, and her deep knowledge of the Microsoft ecosystem and her relationships will be invaluable as we expand our presence around the world.”
Gavriella Schuster leads Microsoft’s global portfolio of channel partners. With more than 20 years of leadership expertise in digital and cloud transformation roles, her strategy and execution expertise spans all aspects of business model and product development, launch, marketing, sales and partner development. She leads the global recruitment, enablement and engagement of Microsoft’s fast-growing partner ecosystem. Under Gavriella’s leadership, she has led global teams in building an ecosystem of over 700,000 engaged partners, adding 30% more partners year-over-year and over 7,000 net new partners to Microsoft monthly. More about Ms. Schuster can be found on her LinkedIn profile.
Microsoft is currently the 2nd largest institutional owner of Chinasoft International. To complement this relationship, Chinasoft’s U.S. subsidiary, Catapult Systems, has a 25-year partnership with Microsoft, and is a leader in the Microsoft partner ecosystem in the United States.
David Fuess, CEO of Catapult Systems, said, “I am excited for the opportunity to work side by side with Gavriella. We have known each for more than fifteen years, so I know first-hand that I will learn a lot from her knowledge and talents as a technology leader. This appointment provides all companies involved the chance to collaborate and create a more strategic alignment in the years to come.”
Founded in 2000, Chinasoft International Limited is a listed company on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange with its code of 354.HK. It is a leading China-based comprehensive software and information services provider, ranging from end-to-end services of consulting, solution, outsourcing and talent training. It serves clients in manufacturing, finance, telecommunication, high-tech, transportation, energy and the government. The company provides global services to over 100 multinational companies with close to 54,000 employees located worldwide including mainland China, Hong Kong, Princeton, Seattle, London, Tokyo etc. For more information, please visit www.chinasofti.com.