Huawei appoints Western Europe president

21 April 2015 |

Huawei has today appointed Vincent Pang as president of its Western European operations.

Pang will be responsible for the region’s overall development and management – including sales, marketing and business operations – and replaces Kevin Tao who has held the role since early 2011 and will now be taking on a position at Huawei’s global headquarters in China.

Prior to his appointment, Pang was VP of Western Europe and then president of global sales and key accounts for Huawei, and Eric Xu, Huawei’s deputy chairman and rotating CEO, said that Pang’s extensive knowledge of the region will help the company reach its strategic goals.

“As we stand together at the threshold of a new digital age, our next steps will be decisive in shaping our common, connected future,” Pang said.

“I am excited to have been given the opportunity to lead Huawei's strategic effort in Western Europe at such a crucial time. As a global innovator, a valuable partner, and a responsible corporate citizen, Huawei is ideally placed to drive sustainable ICT growth and innovation in Western Europe.”

In August 2014, Huawei launched an innovation centre in Germany, and later in October, revealed plans to increase its procurement spending in Europe.

In November last year, Huawei pledged an investment of £5 million to 5G research at the UK’s University of Surrey.