Breaking News – Autodesk Greater China CEO Resigns

Today I was alerted by Rayman Lei on Twitter that Wang Chunwen has resigned less than a year after he took charge of Autodesk’s Greater China business. Autodesk PR has reportedly confirmed that the resignation happened yesterday, but did not disclose who would succeed Chunwen.

Autodesk appears to be in deep trouble in China. Rarely do companies come out with 82% discount offers when they are doing well. There is speculation that Autodesk’s dwindling fortunes in China may have been the cause for the change in leadership.

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  • Autodesk’s China policy is a failure — this is one way to view the events.

    Another way to view this is that the price of AutoCAD was reduced to match local market conditions (as Microsoft has done), and that Mr Chunwen found that selling CAD is just not his thing.

  • Autodesk’s China policy is a failure — this is one way to view the events.

    Another way to view this is that the price of AutoCAD was reduced to match local market conditions (as Microsoft has done), and that Mr Chunwen found that selling CAD is just not his thing.

  • Ralph,

    Maybe. But these “local market conditions” exist all over the world, right? A glowing example is India. What’s so special about the Chinese conditions?

  • Ralph,

    Maybe. But these “local market conditions” exist all over the world, right? A glowing example is India. What’s so special about the Chinese conditions?

  • hoimingchan

    SolidWorks, Pro/E, and Ug is used by many engineer and designer. they need 3D product data, 3D presentation, and 3D rendering. it is why they move from 2D to 3D