Ken Hu takes over as Huawei’s rotating CEO

Mr Ken Hu will be the acting CEO of Huawei from April 1st 2016 to September 30th 2016, according to Huawei’s Rotating CEO system. The rotating CEO acts as the primary person of the company’s operations and crisis management during his tenure and is responsible for convening and chairing the meetings of Board of Directors’ Executive Committee and the company’s Executive Management Team.

Mr Hu is Deputy Chairman of Huawei Technologies and a member of Huawei’s Board of Directors and Executive Management Team (EMT) and also Chairman of Huawei USA. With 20 years of experience in the telecoms industry, Hu is integral to the strategic direction of the company and instrumental to Huawei’s efforts to expand its business in the global markets.

As part of his role as Deputy Chairman, Hu is head of Huawei’s Human Resources Committee and is responsible for the company’s leadership and organizational development. He is also the head of the company’s Global Cyber Security Committee, which oversees the development of Huawei’s global cyber security strategies and the establishment of an end-to-end cyber security assurance system.

Hu joined the company in 1990, when Huawei was just a fledgling venture. Since then, he has helped Huawei establish a global sales and service network that introduces its innovative products and solutions to the world’s leading operators. He also played a key role in the company’s management transformation that has facilitated Huawei’s globalization. Prior to his current role, Hu held several senior positions within the company, including Chief Strategy & Marketing Officer, Chief Sales & Service Officer, President of Global Sales, Regional President of Huawei Latin America, and President of Huawei’s Chinese market.

Huawei implements the rotating CEO system under the BOD’s leadership. As the primary owner of the company’s operations and crisis management during the tenure, the Rotating and Acting CEO is responsible for the company’s survival and development.

The Rotating and Acting CEO convenes and chairs the company’s EMT meetings. During routine management decision making, the Rotating and Acting CEO promptly notifies BOD and Supervisory Board members of responsibility fulfillment.

Three Deputy Chairmen take turns to act as the Rotating and Acting CEO for a tenure of six months. Some previous Rotating CEOs include: Mr Xu Zhijun (October 1, 2013 – March 31, 2014), Mr Guo Ping (April 1, 2014 – September 30, 2014) and Mr Hu Houkun (October 1, 2014 – March 31, 2015).

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