One Laptop per Child, a Cambridge nonprofit organization, is strengthening its presence in Asia, the company said Monday.
The organization appointed Anthony Wong as president of OLPC China and Satish Jha as president of OLPC India.
"With 40 percent of the world's children located in China and India, these two countries are obviously important targets for OLPC," said Nicholas Negroponte, founder and chairman of One Laptop per Child, which sells its XO laptops mainly to governments in developing countries where they are given free to children.
For his whole career, Wong has worked in the Hong Kong government, including as commissioner for innovation and technology. Jha has held executive positions at pharmaceutical companies and a consulting firm.
(By Elizabeth Campbell, Globe correspondent)