Roan Kang, Vice President for Microsoft and Chief Operating Officer of Microsoft Greater China Region (GCR), is in charge of establishing and executing product and marketing strategy as well as business operations in the region. In this role, he is also accountable for managing in China Global Accounts, Microsoft’s largest global multinational customers. Roan has also been the executive sponsor of Diversity and Inclusion in GCR for Microsoft since 2016.
Roan joined Microsoft in 2002. Prior to his current role in GCR, Roan was the General Manager of Marketing and Operations at Microsoft Taiwan, responsible for all of the products and services of Microsoft Taiwan and ensuring the effective operation of the subsidiary. At the same time, from 2015-2021, he also served as the AI and Internet of Things Lead (IoT) across the Microsoft Greater China Region, responsible for the strategy and promotion of Microsoft IoT solutions in China, Taiwan, and Hong Kong. In 2017 he also served as the GCR Solutions Technical Unit Sales leader.
Previously, Roan served as the Office business group lead of Microsoft Japan. Prior to that, he was also the chief of staff for President of Microsoft International, Jean-Philippe Courtois, based in France. He began his career at Microsoft in the headquarters in Seattle, WA, as the executive speechwriter of Chairman Bill Gates, the worldwide launch lead of Office 2007, and the first worldwide product manager for Microsoft OneNote.
In 2015 he won a Platinum Circle of Excellence award, which is given to less than 1% of employees at Microsoft.
Roan received his MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business and has an AB in East Asian Studies focused on the economic and political history of Modern China from Harvard University.