New CEO for Huawei
Huawei, recently appointed as the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Huawei South Africa. As CEO, Liu will be responsible for the company’s day-to-day business operations and ensuring that Huawei is meeting its commitment to deliver innovative, affordable, and customized ICT products and solutions that meet the dynamic needs of customers and end-users in South Africa.
According to the company he will also drive a market development strategy for South Africa’s rapidly changing local market ecosystem which will continue to expand Huawei’s three core Business Groups: carrier networks, enterprise business products and solutions and consumer devices.
Liu joined Huawei in 2000 and has held a number of senior management positions with the company, including CEO for both Huawei Oman and Huawei United Arab Emirates and serving as a Senior Technical Instructor at Huawei University in China, an advanced training centre dedicated to skills and knowledge training and development for employees.
With 2013 marking 15 years since Huawei first established operations in South Africa, Huawei says Liu’s appointment underscores the company’s on-going commitment to being a strategic partner to help build and serve South Africa’s growing ICT industry.
“South Africa’s ICT industry is poised for strong growth so it is an exciting time to be in South Africa and I am thrilled with the opportunity to lead our business efforts here. As the largest economy in the region, South Africa is an important, strategic market for Huawei because we believe that our growth in this market is intertwined with the overall sustainable development of a region that holds so much potential for ICT innovation and growth”.
“ We recognize the integral role that ICT plays in driving socioeconomic development and enriching people’s daily lives which is why we are committed to being a long-term investor to South Africa through our contributions to job creation, knowledge transfers, local innovation and local talent development,” said the newly appointed CEO.
Huawei’s partnership with Khulisani to launch a mobile Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Training Centre Project, providing computer skills training to schools for underprivileged, disabled children, in the South of Johannesburg is just one example of Huawei’s Corporate Social Investment (CSI) projects in South Africa, The Company says.
“In the past 15 years Huawei has established an excellent track record with local operators, vendors and other partners, and our commitment is not only to support the robust growth of South Africa’s ICT industry, but to also contribute to long-term ICT development objectives in the areas of mobile, connectivity and broadband to enable South African consumers to reap the benefits of enriched communications.” Liu added: