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Verizon Media's international and e-commerce head to step down at year's end


Verizon Media has announced Rose Tsou, the head of its international and e-commerce division, will leave her current position at the end of this year, according to a company statement released on 7th October.

Next year (2021), Tsou will continue working at Verizon Media as Strategy Consultant and helping accelerate the group's business capabilities in her new role, according to the company statement.

In a Facebook post, Isobar Global Executive Chairman Jean Lin expressed her wishes for her old friend. "Now Rose is going for her next adventure in 2021. I cannot wait to see what new excitement she is going to create next for the world," Lin said.

The US-headquartered media platform has yet to announce any successor plan after Tsou's departure.

Formerly known as Oath, Verizon Media houses an ecosystem of several media brands and content providers. Its benchmark brands include Yahoo, TechCrunch and HuffPost, the media platform's website shows.

Tsou began her career at Yahoo Taiwan as managing director in 2000, establishing the brand as the largest portal site in Taiwan and one of the earliest companies to go in for the country's e-commerce business. Since then, she has held various management positions at the company, where she focused on building digital media and e-commerce ecosystems, company statements show.

Following Verizon's acquisition of Yahoo, Tsou was promoted to Verizon Media's head of international and e-commerce in 2018. She is currently leading cross-functional teams and exploring strategic opportunities across EMEA, Asia Pacific, and Latin America regions.

Tsou has also been actively playing a bridging role by introducing Taiwanese talents to the world. Oath in 2018 expanded its investments in Taiwan by setting up an Asia Pacific research and development (R&D) center, the biggest outside the US for the company.

The facility serves as a base for localizing Taiwan-developed applications, videos, and e-commerce products in other Asia Pacific markets, according to local media reports.

Chia-Erh Kuo

Chia-Erh Kuo is a former business journalist, who chased news about Taiwan's capital markets, manufacturing industries, and the startup landscape. From energy transitions to international relations, her fields of interest revolve around how the real world works. Based in Barcelona, she is currently pursuing a master's degree in public policy.