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Huawei Australia appoints new CEO


[Sydney, Australia, January 31, 2018] Huawei Australia today announced Mr Huang Ji (George Huang) as the company’s new Chief Executive Officer (CEO). 

In line with Huawei’s global practice of rotating senior executives across different countries to enable innovation and drive performance in the local market, Mr Huang will assume the role from outgoing CEO, Mr James Zhao, who held the position since February 2014.

Mr Huang joined Huawei in 1996, and brings a wealth of commercial acumen and resource management to the role. Before coming to Australia, Mr Huang headed Huawei’s global human resources division. 

In other roles, he has served as chief of Huawei’s Nanjing and Indian R&D centres, President of consumer software product line, President of the global device cloud business unit and Human Resources Vice President of the Middle East region.

Mr Huang studied computer science at Huazhong University of Science and Technology.

Huawei Australia Chairman, Mr John Lord said the local Australian Board of Directors looked forward to working with Mr Huang to drive performance in the competitive and dynamic Australian market.

“With extensive experience across a range of diverse markets, the Board is confident George will drive further success in Australia,” Mr Lord said. 

“George will be focused on highlighting Huawei’s global 5G and IoT leadership in the local marketplace, growing the Enterprise business in the mining, transport and other industry sectors and elevating the Huawei consumer device brand.”

Mr Huang said he was delighted to take over the growing Huawei Australia business. 

“The Australian market provides strong opportunities for us in the carrier and enterprise sectors. We will persist on our 4.5G and 5G journey and keep delivering innovative ICT solutions,” Mr Huang said.

“We will continue to share our global knowledge and experience to build a better connected Australia.”

Mr Huang will undertake his role as Huawei Australia CEO immediately.