Ken Hu resumes role as Huawei’s Rotating CEO, taking over from Guo Ping


Ken Hu has resumed the position of Rotating and Acting CEO of Huawei from October 1, 2017 to March 31, 2018 as part of the IT firm’s Rotating CEO system.

During their tenure, Rotating CEOs are responsible for companywide operations and crisis management, as well as convening and chairing meetings of the Board of Directors’ Executive Committee and the company’s Executive Management Team.

Mr Hu previously served as Huawei’s Rotating CEO till March this year after which he handed over to Guo Ping.

Ken (Houkun) Hu is the Deputy Chairman of Huawei’s Board of Directors, Rotating CEO, and member of the Executive Management Team. With nearly 30 years of telecoms experience, Ken helps set the strategic direction of the company and is instrumental to Huawei’s growth in global markets.

Hu chairs Huawei’s Human Resources Committee, where he is responsible for leadership and organizational development. He is also head of the Global Cyber Security and User Privacy Protection Committee, where he guides company strategy and oversees the implementation of corresponding assurance systems.

He joined Huawei in 1990. Since then, he has served in a number of leadership positions, including Chief Strategy and Marketing Officer, Chief Sales and Service Officer, President of Global Sales, Regional President of Huawei Latin America, and President of Huawei’s Chinese market. In these roles, he has helped build out Huawei’s global sales and service network, and continues to play an integral role in Huawei’s management transformation initiatives.

Mr Hu is passionate about connectivity, inclusive growth, and driving social progress through technological innovation. He is a member of the World Economic Forum’s (WEF) Digital Communications Industry Steering Committee and a member of the Technology Pioneers Selection Committee.

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