Comcast company FreeWheel has appointed Yuling Ma as its new chief technology officer.
Ma, who took up her position earlier this month will lead the development and operation of FreeWheel’s technology platform and network operations and the company’s global engineering team spanning the United States, Europe and China.
“Since joining FreeWheel two years ago, Yuling has impressed us with her leadership and vision for how to best evolve the FreeWheel technology upon which our industry has come to depend. She brings deep experience leading world-class engineering teams and is the transformational leader our industry needs for its next phase of evolution,” said FreeWheel General Manager Dave Clark. He added, “At FreeWheel, we are blessed to have a deep leadership bench with our engineering team, allowing us to continue to set the pace of innovation for our industry.”
Ma was previously senior vice president of engineering and general manager overseeing FreeWheel’s Beijing office. She is currently based in Beijing and will relocate to New York in the coming months.
“I’m honored to be part of the FreeWheel family and excited for what lies ahead,” Ma said. “Moving forward, I’ll be partnering with our teams globally to fuel the expansion of our technology solutions across the ecosystem so that FreeWheel can be the connective tissue between buyers and sellers, transforming how the industry works and where it’s headed.”
An engineer by training, Ma brings more than 20 years of experience in leading and working with software engineering teams worldwide. She joined FreeWheel from JD.com, one of China’s largest business-to-consumer e-commerce companies.
She began her career as a software engineer for Verizon in the U.S. and holds a bachelor’s and master’s degree in computer science from Tsinghua University in China.