Huawei announced on Thursday that the company would employ a rotating basis for its position of chairman. Ken Hu will take on the position of rotating and acting chairman of Huawei starting April 1, 2022 until September 30, 2022.
During his term, Hu will serve in the company’s top leadership position and head the board of directors and its executive committee.
Huawei’s current rotating chairman is Guo Ping, whose term of office was from October 1, 2021 to March 31, 2022.
Hu is currently deputy chairman of Huawei’s board of directors, and a member of its executive committee. He also chairs Huawei’s Global Cyber Security and User Privacy Protection Committee, where he guides company strategy and its oversees cyber security and privacy assurance systems.
Hu joined Huawei in 1990 and has served in a number of leadership positions, including President of Huawei’s China market, Regional President of Huawei Latin America, President of Global Sales, Chairman of the Board of Huawei USA, Chief Sales and Service Officer, and Chief Strategy and Marketing Officer. In these roles, he helped build out Huawei’s global sales and service network, and played an integral role in Huawei’s globalization initiatives.
From October 2011 to March 2018, Hu served as Rotating CEO at Huawei. In this role, he was responsible for the company’s wide business development and management optimization. He also chaired Huawei’s Human Resources Management Committee, where he was responsible for leadership and organizational development.
On March 28th, Huawei released its 2021 annual report, which showed that the tech giant achieved a global sales revenue of 636.8 billion yuan ($100.41 billion) and a net profit of 113.7 billion yuan. Among them, enterprise business, operator business and consumer business have developed steadily. At that time, Guo Ping said that Huawei will further its steps towards a more digitized future while developing intelligent products that utilize low amounts of carbon-based input and increase its overall investment in other new systems.