DÜSSELDORF, Germany, April 21, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --
Huawei today announced the appointment of Vincent Pang as President of Huawei's Western European Region. In his new role, Vincent Pang will be in charge of the overall Western European business development and management, including sales, marketing, and business operations.
Vincent Pang, who was Huawei's Vice-President of the Western European Region before becoming President of Global Sales and Key Accounts, will use his in-depth knowledge of the global ICT industry and of the European market to develop win-win relationships with the local ecosystem, and enable the company to reach its strategic goals for the Western European Region.
Eric Xu, Huawei's Deputy Chairman and Rotating CEO, said, "After working in Western Europe for many years, Vincent Pang has accumulated extensive experience in this market. I have every confidence that, after taking office, he will lead the team to continue creating more value for customers with our local partners."
"As we stand together at the threshold of a new digital age, our next steps will be decisive in shaping our common, connected future. I am excited to have been given the opportunity to lead Huawei's strategic effort in Western Europe at such a crucial time," Vincent Pang said, outlining his vision for the future of Huawei's Western European Region. "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. I look forward to working with Western European partners to make this happen, building on the successful work carried out so far."
Vincent Pang replaces Kevin Tao, who had been President of Huawei's Western European Region since early 2011, and who is now taking on a new position at Huawei's global headquarters in China where he will keep contributing to the company's global success. "Vincent Pang will bring to his new role his rich experience of the industry and his know-how in developing positive, lasting, and win-win relationships with our customers," said Kevin Tao.
In line with Huawei's Western European strategy, Vincent Pang will be seeking to deepen the long-term partnership with local partners, since Western Europe is a key region for Huawei as a strategic market as well as a global competence centre. Huawei started its operation in Western Europe in 2000; by the end of 2014, Huawei had employed more than 6,300 people in our Western Europe Region. We have been serving all of the leading carriers in Western Europe and continue to create value for our customers. At the same time, Huawei's enterprise business in Western Europe is committed to building a healthy channel ecosystem. Together with more than 700 channel partners, we provide ICT solutions and services to the leading customers from different sectors including financial, transportation, government, education, Internet Service Provider (ISP), media and entertainment.
In the consumer business, Huawei has hundreds of retail channel partners in major cities throughout Western Europe, allowing consumers to easily experience our smart devices.
Vincent (Bo) Pang is the President of Huawei's Western European Region. In this role, he is responsible for overall business development and management in the region, including sales, marketing, and business operations.
Prior to this new appointment, he served as Huawei's President of Global Sales and Key Accounts, overseeing global sales, orders and payment targets, analysing industrial policy, developing customer and competition strategies, as well as managing and developing global account organisations, coordinating cross-regional operations, and building global organisational relationships.
Vincent Pang joined Huawei after graduating from the Harbin Institute of Technology in 1999 and has held several senior positions in the company including Vice-President of the Western European Region, President of the Vodafone Global Account, member of the Carrier Network BG EMT, member of the Human Resources Committee, and member of the Strategy & Development Committee.
Huawei is a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider. Our aim is to build a better connected world, acting as a responsible corporate citizen, innovative enabler for the information society, and collaborative contributor to the industry. Through the dedication to customer-centric innovation and strong partnerships, Huawei has established end-to-end advantages in telecom networks, devices, and cloud computing. Huawei's 170,000 employees worldwide are committed to creating maximum value for telecom operators, enterprises, and consumers. Our innovative ICT solutions, products, and services are used in more than 170 countries and regions, serving over one-third of the world's population. Founded in 1987, Huawei is a private company fully owned by its employees.
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