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PLANO, Texas, June 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Huawei, a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider, today announced the appointment of Mr. Zhiqiang Xu as President of Huawei Device USA. In this role, Mr. Xu will be based in the company's Plano, Texas, headquarters and have operational responsibility and provide strategic oversight for the consumer business group.
Prior to this appointment, Mr. Xu served as President of both Device Global Key Accounts and the Central Eastern Europe and Nordic Region Device Business Unit, directing all Device business for some of the world's largest telecom service providers including Vodafone, Telefonica, Deutsche Telekom, and French Telecom. With his successful leadership, Mr. Xu also assumed management of the consumer business' Global Product Solution Sales department where he was responsible for all go-to-market strategies.
Mr. Xu has been a key player in Huawei's explosive international growth since 1998, having held positions in Latin America, Europe and China. Prior to joining Huawei, Mr. Xu led a distinguished career at the forefront of fiber-optic sales and engineering in China. He holds multiple degrees from the University of Electronics Science and Technology in Chengdu, China.
This appointment will strengthen Huawei's business as the company expands its recognition as a leading global brand.
About Huawei Consumer Business Group
As at the end of 2013, Huawei's products and services are deployed in over 170 countries, serving more than one third of the world's population. Huawei ranked third in global smartphone shipments in 2013. Huawei has also established more than 16 R&D centers around the world in countries such as the United States, Germany, Sweden, Russia, India, and China. One of Huawei's three business groups, Huawei Consumer Business Group (BG) provides a range of products including mobile phones, mobile broadband (MBB) devices, home devices and cloud services. With more than 20 years of rich business expertise in the information and communications technology (ICT) sector, an extensive global network, vast global business operations and partners, Huawei Consumer BG is dedicated to bringing the latest technology to consumers, offering a world of possibilities and creating extraordinary experiences for people everywhere.
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